Toy Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Toy Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.650 | Feb 2014

Behind the game: Retailers forced to play on their customer service and niche offerings to fight external rivals

IBISWorld’s Toy Retailers market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Mothercare PLC Mothercare PLC market share
Smyths Toys UK Limited Smyths Toys UK Limited market share
The Disney Store Limited The Disney Store Limited market share
The Entertainer (Amersham) Limited The Entertainer (Amersham) Limited market share
Toys "R" Us Limited Toys "R" Us Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, the 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 under 15. Industry revenue is expected to rise at a gradual compound annual rate of 0.4% to £1.46 billion over the five years through 2013-14. This is mainly the result of the collapse of external competitor Woolworths and the subsequent flight of custom to industry operators in 2009-10, which caused a 19.4% jump in industry revenue. Revenue is estimated to contract by 0.8% in the current year, but this figure is still an improvement on the figures for the previous three years... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Toy retailers have faced a tough trading landscape over the past five years. Mounting competition from internal and external players has created a crowded market and led to fierce price-based competition. The lasting effects of the financial crisis have intensified this still further – disposable incomes and consumer confidence have dropped, making people less likely to purchase toys. Revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.4% over the five years through 2013-14, although this is mainly due to a large increase in revenue in 2009-10 after Woolworths, a major external competitor, entered administration. In the current year, revenue is expected to decline by 0.8% to £1.46 billion... purchase to read more


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What is the Toy Retailers Industry?

Firms in this industry retail toys in physical stores. Businesses that concentrate on selling video game consoles and software (IBISWorld report G47.410) and businesses that sell toys on the internet (IBISWorld report G47.910) are not included in this industry.

Industry Products
Infant, toddler and preschool toysOutdoor and sports productsDollsGames and puzzlesArts and craftsElectronic and interactive toysOther toys
Industry Activities
Toy retailingGame and puzzle retailingArts and crafts supplies retailing

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