Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
Over the past five years, the UK Toy Retailers industry has been influenced by increasing competition, fluctuations in disposable income, consumer confidence and trends in the proportion of the UK population aged 0 to 10. Industry revenue is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 2.8% to £1.48 billion over the five years through 2014-15, following four years of falling revenue. However, an increase of 1.5% is forecast in the current year as economic conditions strengthen.
The industry is subject to competition from a range of external companies, including department stores, supermarkets, pound shops and online retailers. UK consumers have rapidly embraced the convenience and lower prices that internet stores have to offer... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
The location of establishments in the UK Toy Retailers industry is predominantly determined by population distribution and trends in household disposable income. However, toy retailers are more heavily concentrated in the south and the east of the United Kingdom.
London and the South East
The South East and London have the highest density of toy retailer locations in the United Kingdom, with 16.2% and 18.6% respectively. These two regions have the highest population shares and are also the most affluent areas of the country, so they have the highest levels of disposable income. The South East corner is, therefore, the most fertile area of the country for toy retailers, so most enterprises prefer to have establishments there... purchase to read more