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UK Department Stores 2018-2023

UK Department Stores 2018-2023

  • June 2018
  • 118 pages
  • ID: 5491647
  • Format: PDF
  • GlobalData


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UK Department Stores 2018-2023

The "UK Department Stores 2018-2023", report offers comprehensive insight and analysis of the UK department store market (including forecasts up to 2023), the major players, the main trends, and consumer attitudes.It provides in-depth analysis of the following: the hot issues impacting the market, strategies for success, market sizes and forecasts, retailer profiles, retailer market shares, consumer data and future outlook.

The report focuses on GlobalDats’s broad definition of a department store as a large-scale physical retail outlet with a non-food offer spanning different product categories with authority. Consumer data is based on our 2018 UK How Britain Shops survey, using a panel of 10,000 nationally representative consumers, our 2018 UK Department store survey of 3,000 nationally representative consumers, and our 2018 UK E-retail survey of 10,000 nationally representative online shoppers.

The department stores market has risen 11.9% between 2013 and 2018 to reach £19.5bn in 2018, with the channel outperforming growth in overall non-food retail expenditure (+8.9% in the same period) and is forecast to account for 10.6% of non-food retail spend in 2018. Luxury department stores, such as Fortnum & Mason and Harrods have driven growth, benefitting from the weak pound following the Brexit vote which subsequently boosted in tourism.

- The performance of the luxury and midmarket players has been, and will remain, extremely polarised. Luxury players, Fortnum & Mason, Harrods and Selfridges experienced the highest sales growth between 2013 and 2018, and Marks & Spencer, Fenwick and Beales experienced the greatest decline, while Debenhams and House of Fraser’s sales have remained fairly flat.
- The online department stores channel has grown 88.3% over the past five years as the major players have invested heavily in improving their online platforms and fulfilment options, as footfall in stores has weakened.
- Over half of department store shoppers (60.8%) agreed that they visited department stores because of the food services on offer, and restaurants and cafes were the most used service of all facilities available. With retail sales flagging this is a prime opportunity for players to drive additional footfall while diversifying revenue streams and also enabling retailers to differentiate themselves in an increasingly competitive landscape.

Reasons to buy
- Using our five year forecasts to 2023, learn which sectors within department stores will be the fastest growing to ensure these areas are prioritised in terms of focus and investment.
- Understand what drives consumers to use department stores for their purchases, such as instore services, value for money and product range in order to maximise sales potential.
- Use our in-depth analysis of the leading retailers in the department store market in order to understand how to appeal shoppers and maximise market share.
- Discover which segments of the market are forecast to prosper out to 2023, and understand which retailers are best placed to take advantage.
- Utilise our online forecasts to 2023 to consider how to exploit online potential and decide which age groups to target via the channel.

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