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 Market Research for United Kingdom

Euromonitor publishes reports on industries, consumers and demographics in United Kingdom.

  • Industry specific reports offer insight into market size and market share in United Kingdom; as well as industry trends in each specific industry.
  • The Consumer Lifestyles in United Kingdom report examines national lifestyle habits, ranging from health and living standards, income and earning patterns, eating and drinking habits, to home ownership trends.
  • United_Kingdom in 2030: The Future Demographic contains information on long term population changes, population by gender, consumer segment: babies, infants, toddlers, children, tweenagers, teenagers, studying age, young-adults, middle-aged adults, and the elderly.

View our United Kingdom statistics factfile.

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Country Report

Packaged Food in the United Kingdom

2014 was a solid year of growth for packaged food in the UK. Growth remained relatively low, and was more often fuelled by unit price increases rather than a significant increase in demand – volumes across the industry were flat many categories. ...

Dec 2014 | US$6,500 | Add to cart | View details

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Consumer Lending in the United Kingdom

The UK economy experienced very positive growth in 2014, the fastest GDP growth seen in Western Europe, with a stronger jobs market and better credit availability supporting the recovery in the housing market. The Government’s Help to Buy scheme ...

Dec 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 13 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Global Processed Meat (Part 2): Competitive Landscape, Challenges and Opportunities

As the availability of cheaper alternatives and health and environmental concerns plague processed meat sales, remaining competitive becomes more important than ever. In this challenging environment, how well leading players engage with the tastes ...

Dec 2014 | US$1,200 | Pages: 34 | Add to cart | View details

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Luxury Goods in the United Kingdom

2014 continued to see sales growth for luxury goods in the UK, with sales being boosted by the country's improved economic performance in the year. Sales growth in 2014 would indeed have been stronger if it were not for lower inflation in the year, ...

Dec 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 73 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in the United Kingdom

Consumers remain persuaded by the offer of convenience and variety that ready meals provide. They remain convinced that a higher price is a worthwhile sacrifice for less washing-up and less preparation. In addition, the World Cup in 2014 boosted ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Canned/Preserved Food in the United Kingdom

2014 was another year of struggle for canned/preserved food, with an increase in unit prices generally responsible for any growth there was in individual categories. The category as a whole remains uncompetitive against other staple foods and grocery...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chilled Processed Food in the United Kingdom

Innovations are few and far between within chilled processed food. However, 2014 was notable for the continued growth of premium varieties, particularly within chilled processed meat. Elsewhere, growth was largely driven by convenience products, such...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Dried Processed Food in the United Kingdom

Dried processed food was once again supported by a widespread desire for convenient products, with retail value sales up by 3% in 2014. In rice, microwaveable ready-to-eat rice performed well in 2014. This more than compensated for the decline in ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Frozen Processed Food in the United Kingdom

Concerns about waste, low prices and the modest recovery after a poor performance in 2013 helped frozen processed food achieve growth in 2014. The category also benefitted from positive celebrity endorsements from the likes of Jamie Oliver, but ...

Nov 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Where Will Growth Come From? Emerging Markets in Pet Care

A swelling urban middle class has proven to be fertile soil for pet care sales in emerging markets over recent years, with pet ownership increasingly as local consumers become more Westernised. While an economic slowdown in Brazil and Russia and ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,200 | Pages: 53 | Add to cart | View details

Strategy Briefing

The Sugar Backlash and its Effects on Global Consumer Markets

Added sugars – in particular fructose - in processed food and drinks play a key part in the growing problems of obesity, diabetes and tooth decay. Consumer demand is forcing manufacturers to reduce sugar content and develop natural alternatives to ...

Nov 2014 | US$1,200 | Pages: 84 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Pasta in the United Kingdom

Pasta value and volume sales suffered in 2014 as UK consumers experimented with different meal-time staples throughout the year. Pasta is popular with UK consumers for both lunch and dinner. However, 2014 saw a greater number of consumers ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Sauces, Dressings and Condiments in the United Kingdom

Soy based sauces, followed by spicy chilli/ pepper sauces, recorded the fastest current value growth within sauces, dressings and condiments in 2014, with an increase of 8% and 7% respectively. These categories received a significant amount of ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Soup in the United Kingdom

Chilled soup gained both volume and value share within the soup category in 2014 as fresh chilled varieties grew at a faster rate than other types of soup. Chilled soup has become something of a staple in supermarkets across the UK, especially within...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Sweet and Savoury Snacks in the United Kingdom

In 2014 the largest category within sweet and savoury snacks, chips/crisps, recorded its lowest growth rate since 2008, as innovative product development within other categories drew consumers away from traditional chips/crisps. Smaller, more dynamic...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Noodles in the United Kingdom

Noodles in the UK had a strong year as British consumers increased their consumption of this product type. Noodles have typically not been a frequent evening staple for the majority of British consumers; however preferences shifted over 2013/14 as ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Imaging Devices in the United Kingdom

“Quality over quantity” is the key trend within the largest category within imaging devices, digital cameras, during 2014, with those consumers interested in such imaging devices opting to upgrade to more expensive models with increased functionality...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 16 | Add to cart | View details

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Mobile Phones in the United Kingdom

Although smartphones continues to grow in volume and value terms, a lack of significant innovation has resulted in the replacement cycle lengthening slightly to 23 months in 2014. Many smartphones manufacturers have focused much of their attention on...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 17 | Add to cart | View details

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Portable Players in the United Kingdom

The increasing capability of smartphones and tablets to double up as e-readers and MP3 players is having an adverse effect on the portable players category in the UK with many manufacturers, such as Sony UK Ltd, seeking to exit the category ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 16 | Add to cart | View details

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Computers and Peripherals in the United Kingdom

The very strong growth in the UK tablets and other portable computers category continued in 2014, albeit at a slower rate than earlier in the review period. It posted a double-digit retail volume increase for the fifth consecutive year. A series of ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Home Audio and Cinema in the United Kingdom

Soundbars represent one of the few success stories within the home audio and cinema category, as the success of this product type served to support 4% retail volume growth recorded by speakers in 2014. The inferior sound quality offered by ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 18 | Add to cart | View details

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In-Car Entertainment in the United Kingdom

Sales within the in-car entertainment category continue to underperform in 2014, with retail volume sales falling by 14%, and value sales declining by a 19%. Despite an improvement in new car sales, consumers prefer to use their portable smartphones ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 16 | Add to cart | View details

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Consumer Electronics in the United Kingdom

The UK posted positive GDP growth for consecutive quarters in 2014 but the upturn in consumer confidence has not yet been felt by consumer electronics retailers on the whole, with new innovations such as wearable electronics slow to resonate with UK ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,900 | Pages: 77 | Add to cart | View details

Global Briefing

Trends and Developments in the Global Eye Care Market

Although the global market for eye health (comprising OTC eye care and eye health supplements) is vastly outsized by mainstream industry categories such as analgesics or multivitamins, the global market is worth nearly US$5 billion and grew by a ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,200 | Pages: 59 | Add to cart | View details

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Oils and Fats in the United Kingdom

Oils and fats grew slower in 2013 than expected and value sales actually decreased by 1% while volumes went down by close to 2%. One of the clear reasons behind this trend is the shift in breakfast habits which leads to a decline in consumption of ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Baked Goods in the United Kingdom

Innovation and evolving consumer palates are driving what little growth there is. More unusual packaged bread types are preventing the category from becoming stale. More sophisticated bread types are growing in popularity. Warburtons for example, ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Bakery in the United Kingdom

The largest packaged/industrial bread companies occupy the leading positions within the market. Warburtons remained leader, thanks to its large packaged bread portfolio, whilst Allied Bakeries enjoyed good success with Kingsmill.

Oct 2014 | US$1,900 | Add to cart | View details

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Biscuits in the United Kingdom

Health and convenience continue to provide the biscuit category with vitality. These two features have combined to play a large role in the success of products such as plain breakfast biscuits. This product is achieving huge success, with many ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Breakfast Cereals in the United Kingdom

Once a static market, breakfast cereal innovation continues apace. The core focus continues to be on developing portable products, perceived to be healthy, which can be consumed on the go. These products, which often use muesli, porridge or granola, ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Ice Cream in the United Kingdom

While spring and summer 2014 were not as good as in 2013, the country witnessed some peaks of hot temperature in June and in July, which contributed to sales increase of ice cream in both volume and value. Ice cream is a treat that both children and ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

City Review

Glasgow City Review

Glasgow stands as one of top 20 European financial hubs and the second-largest retail centre in the UK. Despite many well-paid jobs in finance and in a strong commerce sector, the city also faces acute challenges, such as high unemployment or income ...

Oct 2014 | US$650 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

City Review

Leeds City Review

Leeds features the smallest tertiary sector in terms of GVA share among the major metropolises in the UK, which reflected the city's transition from manufacturing to a service-oriented economy during the 20th century. Yet, business services ...

Oct 2014 | US$650 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

City Review

Manchester City Review

Manchester metropolitan region, in the aftermath of the global economic downturn, is coping with high unemployment and striving to revive its economy. Unemployment nearly doubled in recent years. Lower productivity and higher unemployment have ...

Oct 2014 | US$650 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

City Review

London City Review

London's ascent is indeed spectacular: from a Roman settlement on the river Thames to the UK's largest industrial centre in the 20th century. Today London is one of the world's leading financial and cultural centres. As of 2012, London is home to ...

Oct 2014 | US$650 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Bags and Luggage in the United Kingdom

Handbags is set to remain the star performer in bags and luggage in the UK in 2014 as having a gorgeous handbag is high on the list of priorities for all fashionable British women. Over 50% of the female UK population purchased at least one handbag ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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Jewellery in the United Kingdom

Costume jewellery is outperforming real jewellery as new and exciting designers continuously enter the category. Costume jewellery also has an edge over real jewellery in that it has a much wider price range and can thus appeal to a much wider ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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Personal Accessories in the United Kingdom

Volume sales of personal accessories continued to struggle during 2014, although a slight improvement from 2013 results is expected over the course of the year as many consumers remain unable to spend lavishly on personal accessories. Value growth ...

Oct 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 60 | Add to cart | View details

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Watches in the United Kingdom

Polarisation was the most influential trend within watches in 2014 as many UK consumers opted either for luxury timepieces or basic, low-priced watches. Demand for watches generally follows disposable income trends and as the personal wealth of the ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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Writing Instruments in the United Kingdom

The increased usage of consumer electronics devices such as tablets, smartphones and laptops among the UK population continues to have a negative impact on writing instruments during 2014. Writing instruments is thus set to decline by 2% in volume ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 26 | Add to cart | View details

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Contact Lenses in the United Kingdom

Scientific advancement in terms of silicon hydrogel contact lenses have led to improvements for consumers every year. In 2014, oxygen permeability has been significantly improved, thus making the wearing of contact lenses more comfortable. In ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Eyewear in the United Kingdom

The UK eyewear industry is set to see a minor growth spurt in 2014 compared to the previous three years, largely driven by contact lenses, specifically daily disposables. Volume growth is set to be slightly weaker due to consumers prolonging the life...

Oct 2014 | US$1,100 | Pages: 31 | Add to cart | View details

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Spectacles in the United Kingdom

In spite of the increasing prevalence of myopia, consumers are delaying purchases of repeat prescriptions for contact lenses by extending the life of their spectacles. The volume growth of spectacles is also being impacted by the product being ...

Oct 2014 | US$900 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

Strategy Briefing

Pet Humanisation: The Trend and Its Strategic Impact on Global Pet Care Markets

Pet owners are increasingly treating their cats, dogs and even small mammals like members of their family. The opportunity to commercialise this trend into a vast range of goods and services – from dog beer to cat counselling, from pet weddings to ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,200 | Pages: 77 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Baby Food in the United Kingdom

2014 is to be marked by a growing concern from parents about what exactly they feed their babies and where ingredients are coming from. While the 2013 crisis in baby milk about the botulism risk in baby milk powder from manufacturer Fonterra did not ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Cheese in the United Kingdom

Convenience drove the majority of growth in the cheese category during 2014. Brands and private label manufacturers focused on introducing new products that aimed to provide greater convenience for consumers in cheese. This led to the production of ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Chocolate Confectionery in the United Kingdom

Value sales are expected to grow at a faster rate than volume sales in 2014, as seen in previous years. Per capita volume consumption of chocolate confectionery remains relatively flat, although growth is still positive as consumers continue to buck ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Confectionery in the United Kingdom

Mondelez International still dominates chocolate confectionery in 2014, with a 29% share of retail value shares equating to retail value sales of £1.8 billion. This is well above the shares of nearest rivals Mars and Nestlé which have shares of 21% ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,900 | Add to cart | View details

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Dairy in the United Kingdom

Cathedral City is the strongest brand in UK cheese for 2014. The company has been the UK’s number one choice of cheese for several years because of its position within the UK cheddar market and the innovations it brings that allow the brand to stay ...

Sep 2014 | US$1,900 | Add to cart | View details

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Drinking Milk Products in the United Kingdom

Price wars between the big four supermarkets and the discount retailers force down the price of milk in stores causing drinking milk products to struggle to achieve value growth over 2013. Supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda reduced the price at ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details

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Gum in the United Kingdom

On-going from 2013 and coming from sugar confectionery, chewing gum in 2014 will be marked by the growing demand for fruity sugar free gum with a preference for sour tastes. Consumers have been keen to try exciting flavours in recent years and sweet ...

Sep 2014 | US$900 | Add to cart | View details
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