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Newsagents & Stationery Stores in the UK: Market Research Report

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Newsagents & Stationery Stores Market Research Report | SIC G47.620 | Feb 2017

Decline in store: Rising IT adoption and tough trading conditions have resulted in contraction

IBISWorld’s Newsagents & Stationery Stores 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.

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Market Share of Companies
Martin McColl Limited Martin McColl Limited market share
WH Smith plc WH Smith plc market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Operating conditions have been difficult for newsagents and stationary retailers over the past five years. Industry players have had to operate in a tough trading environment and confront increasing competition from external players, declining newspaper circulation numbers and the growth of internet shopping. As a result, industry revenue is forecast to decline at a compound annual rate of 2.1% over the five years through 2016-17 to reach £3.3 billion. Industry trading conditions during this period have also been affected by annual fluctuations in real household disposable income, poor consumer confidence levels in some years of the period and the overall rate at which UK consumers have adopted IT and telecommunications. Industry revenue is expected to decline by 3.6%... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

The Newsagents and Stationery Stores industry is fragmented, containing a few large players at one end of the spectrum and a number of smaller, independent operators at the other. However, increasing competition in the industry has led to a high level of merger and acquisition activity over the past decade. A key example of this was the acquisition of Partners the Stationer and Stationery Box by Ryman Ltd. Along with the demise of mid-size operators, there has been a fall in the number of independent operators due to mounting competition from external players such as supermarkets, convenience stores, department stores and internet-based retailers.

In 2016-17, the top four players in the industry are expected to have a combined market share of 30.5%, .. purchase to read more


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What is the Newsagents & Stationery Stores Industry?

Operators in this industry primarily sell newspapers, magazines, greetings cards and stationery, including office supplies. Products are sourced from a variety of local and international suppliers and sold chiefly to consumers and businesses.

Industry Products
Newspapers and magazinesGreetings cardsStationery Other goods
Industry Activities
Newspaper and magazine retailingStationery retailingGreetings card retailing

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