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 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 14.9% and 15.7% 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