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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

The Toy Retailing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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 Products Chapter

Infant, toddler and preschool toys

Toys aimed at infants up to 12 months old include rattles, squeaky toys, dummies and mobiles. As children progress into the toddler age group (between one and two years old) they become more mobile and their toy preference shifts to products such as push- and pull-along items and building blocks that help them develop their motor skills. Toys and games aimed at the preschool market, which includes children aged between three and five, are intended to help children learn. Children in this category spend a large proportion of their playtime imitating life around them, so key toys for this market include toy versions of cooking utensils, gardening tools and fancy dress clothing. Dem.. 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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