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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 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.

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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 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 Products Chapter

Women's footwear

Women's footwear is expected to fall as a percentage of revenue in the five years through 2016-17. In the current year, 44.8% of revenue is expected to be generated by sales of women's shoes in specialist stores. Women tend to buy more pairs of shoes than men per year, although in recent years women have shifted towards non-specialist retailers to pick up fast fashion shoes to match different outfits. This has pushed down the average expenditure by women per pair of shoes. The challenging consumer environment has allowed clothes shops to steal market share in the UK footwear market from specialists by offering cheap alternatives. Types of shoe covered in the segment include casual shoes, flats, heeled shoes, boots and sports shoes.

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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

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