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Clothing Retailing in the UK: Market Research Report

Market Research • Market Size • Industry Statistics • Industry Analysis • Industry Trends

Clothing Retailing Market Research Report | SIC G47.710 | Mar 2017

A tight fit: Rising purchase costs due to the fall in the value of the pound could limit growth

IBISWorld’s Clothing Retailing market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Arcadia Group Limited Arcadia Group Limited market share
Next Retail Limited Next Retail Limited market share
Primark Stores Limited Primark Stores Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Although the economic recovery has supported clothing demand in recent years, clothing prices have fallen more recently due to persistent price competition, tumbling raw material costs and widespread discounting among retailers. This has constrained revenue growth somewhat. Retailers have also had to work hard to retain and draw away customers from rival supermarkets, department stores and online-only retailers. The evolution of the retail landscape and the persistent rise of online shopping have prompted most retailers to invest substantially in their online offerings and delivery capabilities, which has proved beneficial... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

Clothing retailers performed more resiliently than other consumer-focused industries during the economic recovery. However, constraints on consumers’ spending power limited industry revenue growth towards the beginning of the past five-year period while rising competition from online-only retailers has proved a threat since. Nonetheless, improving consumer confidence in the middle of the period, as well as retailers’ efforts to boost their online presence have helped maintain growth. Although discretionary spending is expected to slow in the wake of the EU referendum, value chains such as Primark could benefit as economic uncertainty encourages consumers to limit their spending and shop at budget stores. Ind.. purchase to read more


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What is the Clothing Retailing Industry?

Clothing retailers source clothing from wholesalers or manufacturers and sell them to consumers. Most industry participants sell goods from one or more retail stores and often operate an online portal as well. The industry does not include enterprises that only operate online. Although accessory sales are covered, shoe sales are not.

Industry Products
Women's clothingMen's clothingChildren's and infants' clothingAccessories
Industry Activities
Retailing women's clothingRetailing men's clothingRetailing children's and infants' clothingRetailing accessories and other items

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