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Toy Retailing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Toy Retailing Market Research Report | SIC G47.650 | Dec 2016

Ahead of the game: Revenue should continue to increase despite rising online competition

IBISWorld’s Toy Retailing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
Mothercare PLC Mothercare PLC market share
Smyths Toys UK Limited Smyths Toys UK Limited market share
The Disney Store Limited The Disney Store Limited market share
The Entertainer (Amersham) Limited The Entertainer (Amersham) Limited market share
Toys "R" Us Limited Toys "R" Us Limited market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the past five years, UK toy retailers have been influenced by a number of factors, including increasing competition, fluctuations in disposable income and consumer confidence levels and trends in the proportion of the UK population aged 10 years and under. Following four years of falling revenue, the industry returned to growth in 2014-15. Industry revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 1% to £1.6 billion over the five years through 2016-17. An increase of 1.6% is forecast in the current year as retailers continue to perform well despite economic headwinds due to the fallout from the EU referendum result... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry SWOT Analysis Chapter

Toy Retailing in the United Kingdom displays several features common to industries in the mature stages of their life cycles. The industry has a well-defined and largely saturated product market, although some select product areas, such as electronic and interactive goods, are expected to grow. The UK toy market remains an attractive prospect relative to smaller toy markets across Europe and new companies are still entering the market. For example, Smyths, the Irish toy retail chain, moved into the UK market in 2007 and has since established 77 locations in the United Kingdom.

Industry value added, a measure of the industry's contribution to the wider economy, is expected to increase at a compound annual rate of 2.2% over the decade through 2021-22. Compared with the 2.3% g.. purchase to read more


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What is the Toy Retailing Industry?

Firms in this industry retail toys in physical stores. Businesses that concentrate on selling video game consoles and software and businesses that sell toys on the internet are not included in this industry. The industry also excludes supermarkets and department stores, which also retail toys.

Industry Products
Infant, toddler and preschool toysOutdoor and sports productsDollsGames and puzzlesArts and craftsElectronic and interactive toysOther toys
Industry Activities
Toy retailingGame and puzzle retailingArts and crafts supplies retailing

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