Strong sole: Growth is set to gather momentum as economic prospects improve and spending rises

The Footwear Retailing industry has undergone significant change in recent years as challenging operating conditions and intense competition from external vendors has stimulated the development of innovative service offerings. A number of establishments have been forced to close as a result of declining footfall and rising business rates, but the proliferation of e-commerce has somewhat mitigated the effects of declining in-store sales. However, the development of more technologically advanced platforms has been relatively sluggish in comparison to external competitors such as clothing and online-only retailers, and operators have lost ground to their rivals. Industry revenue is expected to record modest growth of 0.2% over the five years through 2019-20 to reach £4.8 billion...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
£4.8bn
Annual Growth 15-20
0.2%
Forecast Growth 20-25
Profit
Employment
49,425
Businesses
1,660

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Uncertainty since the EU referendum hasmade consumers increasingly price-sensitive
  • The increasing popularity of online retailing has prompted operators to introduce new offerings
  • Supermarkets andclothing retailers will continue expanding into the market, posing a threat
  • Industry Report - Industry Investment Chapter

    The Footwear Retailers industry has a moderate level of capital intensity, which is common of retail industries and reflective of its labour-intensive nature. Although slow wage growth in recent years has pushed up the relative capital intensity of the industry, it remains more reliant on labour. Employees must be knowledgeable about the products they sell, with polished customer service skills. Retailers invest in adequate training for staff because they recognise the need for good salespeople. Besides their involvement in handling and processing sales, employees are required to restock display shelves, manage inventory and provide customers with advice and assistance...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Footwear Retailers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Footwear Retailers Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Provision of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real private consumption expenditure and Demand from clothing retailing in the Footwear Retailers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Footwear Retailers Industry?

    Industry participants concentrate on selling footwear through both bricks-and-mortar stores and online portals. Retailers that solely operate online are excluded from the industry. The sale of specialised sports footwear, such as ski boots, is also not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Men's footwear
  • Children's footwear
  • Women's footwear
  • Accessories
  • Delivery services
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing women's footwear
  • Retailing men's footwear
  • Retailing children's footwear
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from supermarkets

  • Current Performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Expanding markets
  • Steps forward
  • Current concerns
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • A foot in
  • Competing online
  • Change and profit
  • Competitive landscape
  • Table: Footwear Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Footwear Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Women's footwear
  • Men's footwear
  • Children's footwear
  • Delivery services
  • Accessories
  • Chart: Footwear Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Disposable income and consumer sentiment
  • Price and substitutes
  • Social factors

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged between 30 and 49
  • Consumers aged 29 and under
  • Consumers aged between 50 and 64
  • Consumers aged over 65
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Footwear Retailers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases
  • Depreciation
  • Rent
  • Other Costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Footwear Retailers

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Footwear Retailers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    C&J Clark Limited, Schuh Limited, Office Holdings Limited,
  • Table: C&J Clark Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Schuh Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Office Holdings Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Footwear Retailers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Footwear Retailers Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2011-2025)
  • Industry Gross Product (2011-2025)
  • Establishments (2011-2025)
  • Businesses (2011-2025)
  • Employment (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Wages (2011-2025)
  • Purchases (2011-2025)
  • Profit (2011-2025)
  • Depreciation (2011-2025)
  • Marketing (2011-2025)
  • Rent (2011-2025)
  • Utilities (2011-2025)
  • Other (2011-2025)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bricks-And-Mortar Stores
  • A store with a physical building and a high-street presence.
  • Discretionary Spending
  • Spending on goods that are not considered to be a necessity but are bought with the income left over after rent, taxes and bills have been paid.
  • Multichannel
  • The blending of different channels for the purpose of sales.
  • National Non-Domestic Rates (Nndr)
  • A tax on the occupation of non-domestic property. Also commonly known as business rates.
  • Online-Only Retailer
  • A retailer that only sells over the internet without a physical high-street presence.
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