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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 is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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 Investment Chapter

The industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. Employees need a significant amount of product knowledge to address queries from customers. For this reason, industry wages are slightly higher than the retail trade sector average. Retailers such as the Body Shop and Space NK, for example, invest more heavily in staff training because they believe skilled workforce improves their results. Consumers increasingly demand products tailored to their skin type, ethical standpoint or other requirements, meaning more experienced employees are needed. Wages are estimated to account for 14.6% of revenue in 2016-17.

Depreciation costs account for an estimated 2.8% of revenue. A number of participants have remodelled their stores in an attempt to attract new customers. Thi.. purchase to read more


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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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