1. Market Research
  2. > Chemical
  3. > Specialty Chemical
  4. > Paint and Coating Market Trends
Decorators' Merchant Market Report - UK 2013-2017 Analysis 

Decorators' Merchant Market Report - UK 2013-2017 Analysis 

  • February 2015
  • 73 pages
  • ID: 3516842
  • Format: PDF
  • By AMA Research

Summary

Table of Contents

AMA Research are pleased to announce the publication of the first edition of the report ‘Decorators’ Merchant Market Report – UK 2013-2017 Analysis’. The report provides an informed and up-to-date review of this market and, with over 65 pages, includes a review of recent market trends and forecasts over the next few years.

The report contains:

DETAILED ASSESSMENT OF THE MARKET – analysis of the trade centres market structure and recent developments in the market.
FORECAST MARKET DEVELOPMENTS TO 2017.
DETAILED INFORMATION – market size, influencing market factors, key players and decorators’ merchant customers.
ANALYSIS BY PRODUCT GROUP - market size, product mix, sector trends and merchants’ market share.

Of particular interest are the following:-

Analysis of market size and a comprehensive review of key factors and trends influencing the market – impact of construction trends, economic environment, consumer expenditure and purchasing trends etc.
Market performance forecast in 2013 and through to 2017 – construction forecasts by key end-use market, expansion and development of merchant activities.
Review of leading national players and other important market players.
Product group analysis – market sizes, influences, trends and merchants’ shares.
Identification of key customer groups in merchants’ market – fluctuating fortunes of merchants and DIY multiples during the recent turbulent trading conditions.
Review of market structure – supply chain analysis for lightside product distribution.
Decorators' Merchants and Buyers Groups included in the report:-

Agwoodcare.co.uk, Akzo Nobel Group, Bromborough Paint & Building Supplies, C. Brewers & Sons, Cambrian Decorators Supplies, Cemco, Chesham Colour Supplies, Crown Paints, Decorating Direct, Decorating Warehouse, Grant & Stone, H & B Group, Merritt & Fryers, O'Neills Decorating Centres, PPG Architectural Coatings UK, Rabart Decorators Merchants, S J Dixon & Son, Screwfix Direct , Selectwallpaper.co.uk, South Lakeland Paints, South London Decorators Merchants, Stax Trade Centres, Stockton Decorators Merchants, The National Merchant Buying Society, United Merchants, Whites Trade Supplies.
Key areas of coverage in the report include:-

THE DECORATORS' MERCHANTS

Leading national decorators’ merchants – turnover, company structure, review of recent performance, market share.
Regional decorators’ merchants – identification of key players, turnover, company overview.
Decorators’ merchant characteristics – products ranges, pricing, customers.
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats in the merchant sector.
THE DECORATORS' MERCHANT MARKET

The decorators’ merchant market – key characteristics of the market, analysis by value from 2007-2012, trends and forecasts to 2016.
Distribution structure and assessment of the channels involved in the paint and wallcoverings sector.
Market trends and major factors influencing market development.
Product pricing trends in the industry.
Decorators’ merchant share of the paint and wallcoverings market and how this has changed in recent years.
PRODUCTS AND SUPPLIERS IN THE MERCHANT MARKET

Product groups reviewed: Paint including emulsion, oil/solvent paints and other paints. Wallcoverings including wallpaper, vinyls and whites/woodchips. Woodcare includes varnishes, preservers, stains and other woodcare.
Decorators’ merchants market product mix.
Trade and retail markets for paint, wallcoverings and woodcare.
Analysis by product group - market size 2008-2013 and product mix within each sector. Review of products including recent trends and factors affecting sector.

FUTURE PROSPECTS

Forecast of expected market development – short term prospects in 2013 and medium term prospects up to 2017.
Positive and negative factors affecting the market – performance of UK economy, housing market, consumer confidence & spending.
Outlook for the decorators’ merchants’ market through to 2017 and key drivers.Following the economic downturn in 2008 and 2009, the decorators’ merchants market saw a significant decline in value of 13% over the two years. In 2010 and 2011, value growth was largely driven by rising raw material, energy and production costs being passed on to customers. In addition, higher levels of domestic RMI also contributed to overall market growth. Rising production costs have continued to drive up average prices in 2012 with value growth estimated at 5%. There are few signs of a significant upturn in the UK economic climate at present, and modest growth is forecast for 2013, largely driven by increasing average prices.

There is considerable blurring of boundaries between retail and trade sales in that a growing number of contractors are purchasing from DIY outlets, and DIYers often purchase from trade centres. A significant decline in the housing market has had a negative effect on product sales since the move to a new home is often the trigger for significant home decoration. The declining housing market and falling disposable household incomes have led to reduction in trade sales as fewer homeowners employ painters and decorators.

Severe weather during the review period, including storms and heavy snow, has driven a need for exterior redecoration and refurbishment.

The cost of home improvement projects has been steadily rising exacerbated by rising fuel and energy costs and higher priced imports. A shortage of some of the raw materials needed to manufacture resins for paint production has also contributed to recent price increases, also affecting the production of printing ink for wallcoverings.

The decorators’ merchants’ market is highly fragmented with a small number of large organisations competing with many regional and local merchants. There is also competition in the trade sector from other channels such as the builders’ merchants and some hardware specialists.

There are few signs of a significant upturn in the UK economic climate at present, and modest value growth is forecast for 2013. Prices are continuing to increase, and raw material shortages do not appear to have been addressed, so this is likely to result in continued value growth within the market. However, it is not sustainable for prices to continue to rise at a rate in excess of 5% per annum, without impacting on volume demand. If this occurs, demand for paint products will undoubtedly fall, which is likely to drive a higher level of price competition.

The future performance of the market is driven by the performance of the UK building and construction sector, influenced by both new build and repair, maintenance & improvement activities. There is likely to be a shift towards smaller RMI activities in key public sectors as spending programmes are cut, which should provide opportunities for the décor trade sector.

In the medium term, housebuilding levels will need to increase, as there is already a significant shortage of housing, and this should benefit the market for paint, woodcare and wallcoverings. In addition, many necessary re-decoration and refurbishment projects have been deferred due to the economic situation, and these will have to be undertaken at some point, whether the economy improves or not.

The merchants are expected to continue to build up their online activity, aimed at both trade and at retail customers. In addition, the merchants are expected to continue investing in areas of the business that improve the service and product offering to customers and increase customer loyalty.

Get Industry Insights. Simply.

  • Latest reports & slideshows with insights from top research analysts
  • 150+ Million searchable statistics with tables, figures & datasets
  • More than 25,000 trusted sources
  • Single User License — provides access to the report by one individual.
  • Department License — allows you to share the report with up to 5 users
  • Site License — allows the report to be shared amongst all employees in a defined country
  • Corporate License — allows for complete access, globally.
Ahmad helps you find the right report:
Testimonials

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

We were impressed with the support that ReportLinker’s research specialists’ team provided. The report we purchased was useful and provided exactly what we want.

Category Manager at
Ikea

ReportLinker gave access to reliable and useful data while avoiding dispersing resources and spending too much time on unnecessary research.

Executive Director at
PwC Advisory

The customer service was fast, responsive, and 100% professional in all my dealings (...) If we have more research needs, I'll certainly prioritize working with ReportLinker!

Scott Griffith

Vice President Marketing at
Maurice Sporting Goods

The research specialist provided prompt, helpful instructions for accessing ReportLinker's product. He also followed up to make sure everything went smoothly and to ensure an easy transition to the next stage of my research

Jessica P Huffman

Research Associate at
American Transportation Research Institute

Excellent customer service. Very responsive and fast.

Director, Corporate Strategy at
Ingredion

I reached out to ReportLinker for a detailed market study on the Air Treatment industry. The quality of the report, the research specialist’s willingness to solve my queries exceeded my expectations. I would definitely recommend ReportLinker for in-depth industry information.

Mariana Mendoza

Global Platform Senior Manager at
Whirlpool Corporation

Thanks! I like what you've provided and will certainly come back if I need to do further research works.

Bee Hin Png

CEO at
LDR Pte Ltd

The research specialist advised us on the best content for our needs and provided a great report and follow-up, thanks very much we shall look at ReportLinker in the future.

Kate Merrick

Global Marketing Manager at
Eurotherm by Schneider Electric

FAQ
  • How we can help
    • I am not sure if the report I am interested in will fulfill my needs. Can you help me?
    • Yes, of course. You can call us at +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03 or drop us an email at researchadvisor@reportlinker.com to let us know more about your requirements.
    • We buy reports often - can ReportLinker get me any benefits?
    • Yes. Set up a call with a Senior Research Advisor to learn more - researchadvisor@reportlinker.com or +33(0) 4 37 65 17 03.
    • I have had negative experiences with market research reports before. How can you avoid this from happening again?
    • We advise all clients to read the TOC and Summary and list your questions so that we can get more insight for you before you make any purchase decision. A research advisor will accompany you so that you can compare samples and reports from different sources, and choose the study that is right for you.

  • Report Delivery
    • How and when I will receive my Report?
    • Most reports are delivered right away in a pdf format, while others are accessed via a secure link and access codes. Do note that sometimes reports are sent within a 12 hour period, depending on the time zones. However, you can contact us to escalate this. Should you need a hard copy, you can check if this option is offered for the particular report, and pay the related fees.
  • Payment conditions
    • What payment methods do you accept?
      1. Credit card : VISA, American Express, Mastercard, or
      2. You can download an invoice to pay by wire transfer, check, or via a Purchase Order from your company, or
      3. You can pay via a Check made out in US Dollars, Euros, or British Pounds for the full amount made payable to ReportLinker
    • What are ReportLinker’s Payment Terms?
    • All payments must normally be submitted within 30 days. However, you can let us know if you need extended time.
    • Are Taxes and duties included?
    • All companies based in France must pay a 20% tax per report. The same applies to all individuals based in the EU. All EU companies must supply their VAT number when purchasing to avoid this charge.
    • I’m not satisfied. Can I be refunded?
    • No. Once your order has been processed and the publisher has received a notification to send you the report, we cannot issue any refund or cancel any order. As these are not ‘traditional’ products that can be returned, reports that are dispatched are considered to be ‘consumed’.
  • User license
    • The license that you should acquire depends on the number of persons that need to access the report. This can range from Single User (only one person will have the right to read or access the report), or Department License (up to 5 persons), to Site License (a group of persons based in the same company location), or Corporate License (the entire company personnel based worldwide). However, as publishers have different terms and conditions, we can look into this for you.

ref:plp2015

Reportlinker.com © Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

ReportLinker simplifies how Analysts and Decision Makers get industry data for their business.

Make sure you don’t miss any news and follow us on