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 Products Chapter
Infant, toddler and preschool toys
Toys aimed at infants up to 12 months old include rattles, squeaky toys, dummies and mobiles. As children progress into the toddler age group (between one and two years old) they become more mobile and their preference for toys shifts to products such as push- and pull-along items and building blocks that help them develop their fine motor skills. Toys and games aimed at the preschool market, which includes children aged between three and five, are intended to help children learn. Children in this category spend a large proportion of their playtime imitating life around them, so key toys for this market include toy versions of cooking utensils, gardening tools and clothing... purchase to read more