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 SWOT Analysis Chapter
The UK Toy Retailers industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added (IVA), a measure of the industry's contribution to the wider economy, is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 0.9% over the decade through 2018-19. Compared with the 1.5% growth expected in the UK economy over the same period, this indicates an industry that is in the mature life cycle stage.
The industry does have several features of the mature stage of the life cycle. A key characteristic of this is the well-defined and largely saturated product market. Despite growth in a small number of selected product areas, such as electronic and interactive goods, the product market has remained highly saturated. Traditional toys remain a constant feature of the product mix... purchase to read more