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Cosmetics & Toiletries Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Cosmetics & Toiletries Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.750 | Nov 2016

A layered base: Industry operators are supported by a diverse range of consumers

IBISWorld’s Cosmetics & Toiletries Retailers 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
A S Watson (Health & Beauty UK) Ltd A S Watson (Health & Beauty UK) Ltd market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Cosmetics and Toiletries Retailers industry has effectively recouped the ground lost after the economic downturn over the past five years, as revenue has grown and profit margins have risen. Industry revenue surpassed the pre-recessionary peak during the middle of the past five-year period. However, the extent of the industry's recovery has been limited by strong competition from supermarkets, chemists, department stores, discount retailers, e-tailers and other competitors. Industry firms currently serve only an estimated 40% of the retail cosmetics market. Although revenue has growth in each year of the period, a faltering economic recovery has meant that consumer preferences for budget, own-label and mass-market products have persisted... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Cosmetics and Toiletries Retailers industry is in the mature stage of its life cycle. Over the decade through 2021-22, the industry's contribution to GDP is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 3.2%. UK GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period. Although the industry's IVA growth does characterise a growing industry, the industry began the period on a relatively low base, and has simply recouped ground lost during the recession. Even as the economy slowly improved at the start of the period, the industry suffered negative swings in consumer confidence and capital expenditure, which in turn affected consumer demand and investment; hence the industry's contribution to the economy was depressed over that period.

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What is the Cosmetics & Toiletries Retailers Industry?

This industry comprises companies that sell cosmetics, perfumes and toiletries in specialised retail outlets. Online-only retailers and chemists such as Boots are not included (see IBISWorld report G47.730).

Industry Products
Skincare productsCosmeticsToiletriesHaircare productsFragrances
Industry Activities
Toiletries retailingCosmetics retailingFragrance retailing

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