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Footwear Retailers in the UK: Market Research Report

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Footwear Retailers Market Research Report | SIC G47.721 | Nov 2016

A step ahead: Industry revenue is set to expand despite rising external competition

IBISWorld’s Footwear Retailers 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
C&J Clark Limited C&J Clark Limited  market share
Office Holdings Limited Office Holdings Limited market share
Schuh Limited Schuh Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Threats & Opportunities
  • The faltering economic recovery has weighed on revenue growth in the past five years
  • Strong consumer confidence has boosted demand over much of the past five years
  • Retailers may be able to bolster sales by expanding their online operations
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Footwear Retailers industry has faced challenging conditions in recent years. Over the past decade, the industry has grappled with competition from external vendors, such as clothing retailers and department stores. Competition further intensified as major supermarkets like Tesco and Asda expanded their footwear ranges, pricing them to rival specialist retailers. Footwear retailers suffered as consumers took advantage of knock-down prices and the convenience afforded by supermarkets. However, retailers were still able to benefit from strong consumer confidence and rising incomes. The rising adoption of online portals and innovative methods of selling, like click-and-collect services, have allowed retailers to continue growing... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

The Footwear Retailers industry is considered to be in the mature stage of its life cycle. Industry value added, which measures the industry's contribution to the wider economy, is expected to continue to grow, albeit at a slower rate than expansion of the economy as a whole. This is a key indication of industry maturity. Over the decade through 2021-22, industry value added is projected to rise at a compound annual rate of 1.2%, while GDP is expected to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the same period.

Industry participation is projected to fall over the five years through 2016-17 as several operations are forced out of business by heightened competitive pressures while others succumb to mergers and acquisitions. Ind.. purchase to read more

Additional Insights for the Footwear Retailers Industry

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

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Provision of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real private consumption expenditure and Demand from clothing retailing in the Footwear Retailers industry impact industry performance... purchase to read more


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    What is the Footwear Retailers Industry?

    Industry participants concentrate on selling footwear through both bricks-and-mortar stores and online portals. Pure-play online retailers are excluded from the industry. The sale of specialised sports footwear, such as ski boots, is also not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
    Men's footwearChildren's footwearWomen's footwearAccessories
    Industry Activities
    Retailing women's footwearRetailing men's footwearRetailing children's footwear

    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 private consumption expenditure
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from supermarkets
  • Current Performance
  • External competition
  • New platforms
  • The male market
  • Chart: Revenue Growth
  • Industry Outlook
  • A foot in the door
  • Competing online
  • Best foot forward
  • Table: Footwear Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook
  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Footwear Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy
  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
  • Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers
  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling
  • Products & Services
  • Women's footwear
  • Men's footwear
  • Children's footwear
  • Accessories
  • Chart: Footwear Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation
  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Consumers aged between 30 and 49
  • Consumers aged 29 and under
  • Consumers aged between 50 and 64
  • Consumers aged over 65
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Footwear Retailers 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
  • Other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Footwear Retailers
  • Basis of Competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Footwear Retailers Industry
  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    C&J Clark Limited
    Office Holdings Limited
    Schuh Limited
  • Table: C&J Clark Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Office Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Schuh Limited - financial performance
  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Footwear Retailers 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 Footwear Retailers 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 Stores
  • A store with a physical building and a high-street presence.
  • Discretionary Spending
  • Spending on goods that are not considered to be a necessity but are bought with the income left over after rent, taxes and bills have been paid.
  • Pure-Play Online Retailer
  • A retailer that only sells over the internet without a physical high-street presence.

  • Why Buy this Report?
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    This report on Footwear Retailers:
    • 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 Footwear Retailers 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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