Toy Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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

On the ball: Retailers play to their customer service strengths to compete with external rivals

IBISWorld’s Toy Retailers market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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 Investment Chapter

Despite its use of computerised scanning equipment and electronic cash registers, toy retailing is regarded as a labour-intensive industry, so it has a low capital-to-labour ratio. IBISWorld estimates that, UK toy retailers will operate with a capital-to-labour ratio of 0.1:1 during 2014-15. This means that for every 10p spent on capital, £1.00 is spent on labour. Capital intensity has fallen slightly since the previous five-year period, because wages have increased slightly as a proportion of revenue.

The industry requires store personnel to undertake a number of tasks, which include assisting consumers with their purchase decisions, processing transactions, stock control and creating and maintaining store displays... 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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