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Electrical Household Appliance Retailing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Market Research Report | SIC G47.540 | Nov 2016

Eco cycle: Strong competition has necessitated greater efficiency as revenue has fallen

IBISWorld’s Electrical Household Appliance Retailing 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
Dixons Retail plc Dixons Retail plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The government's Help to Buy scheme helped support temporary revenue growth in 2013-14
  • Soaring online sales have posed a major threat to operators, causing enterprise numbers to fall
  • Retailers are anticipated to introduce more smart technology into their product ranges
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operators in the Electrical Household Appliance Retailing industry have faced pressure on many fronts over the past five years. Intensifying competition from retailers outside the industry has been a major problem. Supermarkets, mass merchandisers and department stores have all dedicated increasing shelf space to electrical appliances, while the growing popularity of online shopping has further intensified external competition. These trends were somewhat offset by the strengthening economic recovery towards the start of the period. Sales of expensive items such as fridges and washing machines were boosted during this period, which provided some respite to retailers, though revenue has fallen since 2014-15.

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Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

The Electrical Household Appliance Retailing industry exhibits moderate but rising barriers to entry. The large number of industry operators would suggest that barriers to entry are not overwhelming. Over the five years through 2016-17 the number of enterprises is expected to decline at a compound annual rate of 1.8%.

The major expense faced by new entrants is the cost of acquiring stock and obtaining retail space close to consumers. The established players in the industry have substantial economies of scale, meaning they are able to apply the discount available because of the amount of products they purchase. Employees must also be adequately trained as they are required to have good knowledge of the product, which helps when attending to the needs of customers. Ret.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Industry

IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Industry are

  • Accessibility to consumers/users
  • Effective product promotion
  • Access to a highly skilled workforce
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Consumer confidence index and Real household disposable income in the Electrical Household Appliance Retailing industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


    Industry ProductsRelated Reports

    What is the Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Industry?

    Stores in this industry sell household electrical appliances classified as white goods. Products include washing machines, tumble dryers, refrigerators, freezers and electric cookers. Small domestic appliances such as microwaves, vacuum cleaners, kettles, toasters and irons are also included. Stores that specialise in selling audiovisual, computing and photographic equipment are not covered. Online-only stores with no physical outlets are also excluded.

    Industry Products
    Laundry and cleaning appliancesCooking appliancesRefrigeration appliancesSmall appliances
    Industry Activities
    Retailing washing machines and tumble dryersRetailing refrigerators and freezersRetailing electric cookers and microwavesRetailing vacuum cleanersRetailing other small household appliances

    Table of Contents
    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Real household disposable income
  • Number of residential property transactions
  • Demand from department stores
  • Public concern over environmental issues
  • Total online expenditure
  • Current Performance
  • A new start
  • External competition
  • Online adversaries
  • Efficient products
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Innovation and initiatives
  • Competitive difficulties
  • Pressure on profit
  • Table: Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Electrical Appliance Manufacturing
  • General Building Cleaning
  • Household Appliance & Television Wholesaling
  • Office & Shop Furniture Manufacturing
  • Products & Services
  • Laundry and cleaning appliances
  • Cooking appliances
  • Refrigeration appliances
  • Small appliances
  • Chart: Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Two-adult households with children
  • Two-adult households without children
  • Households with three or more adults and no children
  • Single-adult households with children
  • Single-adult households with no children
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Electrical Household Appliance Retailing
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    Dixons Carphone plc
  • Table: Dixons Carphone plc - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success
  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth
  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
  • Table: Industry Data for the Electrical Household Appliance Retailing Industry
  • Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
  • Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
  • Jargon & Glossary
    Bricks-And-Mortar Store
  • Describes a store with a physical building and a high-street presence.
  • M-Commerce
  • When customers can purchase items using their mobile phone.
  • Mass Merchandiser
  • A retailer that sells large amounts of goods quickly by offering discounts, employing fewer workers or saving on displays.

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    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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