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Florists in the UK: Market Research Report

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Florists Market Research Report | SIC UK0.010 | Oct 2016

Wilting revenue: Low disposable income and consumer confidence have taken their toll

IBISWorld’s Florists market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • Poor economic conditions have discouraged consumers from purchasing flowers
  • Marketing activity by supermarkets during holidays is likely to have an overflow effect on the total demand for flowers
  • The successful industry operators have branched out and altered their products and services
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Florists industry is made up of all enterprises that specialise in the retailing of flower products and the provision of floristry services, whether products and services are purchased in store or online. The industry excludes non-specialist online retailers, supermarkets and department stores. Competition from these large external players has been the main challenge over the past five years, pushing traditional florists to the fringes of the market. Supermarkets are increasingly viewed as cheap, convenient and quality places to purchase flowers, at the cost of specialist retailers. The market for flowers and plants has shrunk significantly as household expenditure on these products has fallen.

Industry revenue is expected to decrease at a compound annual rate of 2.4%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Arranged cut flowers

Florists draw the majority of their revenue from the sale of arranged cut flowers. This segment is expected to generate 55.2% of revenue in 2016-17. Products in this segment include bouquets made from roses, lilies, orchids, tulips and daisies, among other leading varieties. Arrangements are typically given as gifts, used in weddings and funerals, or purchased for the decoration of homes and offices. Over the five years through 2016-17, this segment is expected to decline in line with the industry as competition from other retailers has increased.


Giftware and other products are expected to account for 23.4% of industry revenue in 2016-17. Thi.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Florists Industry

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

  • Having a good reputation
  • Access to highly skilled workforce
  • Proximity to key markets
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real household disposable income and Consumer confidence index in the Florists industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Florists Industry?

    This industry specialises in retailing cut flowers, floral arrangements and potted plants. Industry operators purchase these goods from domestic and international flower growers and wholesalers, and then sell them to the general public. The industry excludes non-specialist online retailers, supermarkets and department stores.

    Industry Products
    Arranged cut flowersGiftwareUnarranged cut flowersPlants
    Industry Activities
    Cut flower retailingPotted plant retailingSale of bouquets and gift basketsFlower arrangement services

    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
  • Real household disposable income
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Total online expenditure
  • Marriage rate
  • Current Performance
  • Poor conditions
  • Restricted growth
  • Branching out
  • Putting down roots
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • Referendum uncertainty
  • Sustainability
  • Competition
  • Table: Florists Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Florists Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Hotels
  • Funeral Activities
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Confectionery Wholesaling
  • Flower & Plant Growing
  • Flower & Plant Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Arranged cut flowers
  • Giftware
  • Unarranged cut flowers
  • Plants
  • Chart: Florists Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Households
  • Event planners
  • Corporate clients
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Florists Industry
  • International Trade
    Business Locations
  • Chart: Business Locations by State
  • Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Wages
  • Rent
  • Utilities and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Florists
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Florists Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Florists 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 Florists 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
    Cash And Carry
  • A form of sale in which items are sold for cash but without delivery service.
  • Fair Trade
  • Designation that recognises ethical arrangements between vendor and supplier. This includes fair prices and decent working conditions.
  • Relay Organisation
  • Administrators that coordinate a network of florists in service delivery.

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    This report on Florists:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Florists market research report includes:
    • 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
    • And of course, much more

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