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 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 recession have intensified this further still – disposable incomes and consumer confidence have dropped, making people less likely to purchase toys. Revenue is estimated to decline at a compound annual rate of 2.8% over the five years through 2014-15. In the current year, revenue is expected to increase by 1.5% to £1.48 billion thanks to a rebound in consumer confidence and strong real disposable income growth... purchase to read more