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 provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

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 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


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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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