Toy Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Behind the game: Retailers forced to play on their customer service and niche offerings to fight external rivals

The Toy Retailers market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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 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, in 2013-14, UK toy retailers will operate with a capital-to-labour ratio of 0.1:1. Capital intensity has fallen slightly from five years earlier 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. The introduction of technology has effectively assisted retailers with their daily operations and made processes such as inventory control more efficient... 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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