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Market Research on the United Kingdom

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In addition we can provide in-depth data and statistics on: consumer lifestyles, income and expenditure, population, cities, households, the digital consumer, economy, finance and trade.

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Country Profile

United Kingdom: Country Profile

The decision to leave the EU will deliver a sharp hit to the UK’s economy. Consumer spending will provide most of the support, but the property market will suffer for several years. Business investment is also likely to fall. The UK has been ...

Jun 2016 | US$150 | Pages: 10 | Add to cart | View details

Country Briefing

Business Dynamics: United Kingdom

The business environment in the UK is significantly competitive; with efficient regulation, highly developed infrastructure and high levels of economic freedom. However, the Brexit referendum has caused uncertainty in the business environment. The ...

Jun 2016 | US$250 | Pages: 12 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Beer in the United Kingdom

The premium end of beer is driving growth, whether it is imported premium lager, premium bottled ales or so called “craft beer”. Beer is experiencing a kind of resurgence. A campaign sponsored by Britain’s biggest brewers, called “there’s a beer for ...

Jun 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 41 | Add to cart | View details

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Cider/Perry in the United Kingdom

The 2% cut in duty on lower strength cider in March 2015 did not prevent the decline seen in cider/perry, in total volume terms. After nearly a decade of growth, cider’s luck seems to have run out and 2015 was the second consecutive year of negative ...

Jun 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 36 | Add to cart | View details

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Alcoholic Drinks in the United Kingdom

Volume sales of alcoholic drinks continued to fall in 2015, which confirms the long-term trend of falling alcoholic drinks consumption in the UK. Value sales on the other hand continued to grow in 2015. The diverging growth rates in volume and ...

Jun 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 101 | Add to cart | View details

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Rtds/High-Strength Premixes in the United Kingdom

The majority of the established brands in RTDs/high-strength premixes in the UK have mature sales which is negatively affecting the performance of the category. Furthermore, the decline is also underpinned by the growing consumer preference for ...

Jun 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 32 | Add to cart | View details

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Spirits in the United Kingdom

The boom in cocktails continues to have a positive impact on spirits both through the on-trade and off-trade, with a rapidly increasing number of consumers keen to try the newest and trendiest mixes. In addition, the tendency in recent years to drink...

Jun 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 41 | Add to cart | View details

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Wine in the United Kingdom

Discounters entered wine in full force, which has ultimately forced the major multiples to rethink the way wine is displayed in shopping aisles. Decent quality wine in Aldi and Lidl means players such as Tesco and Waitrose need to push consumers to ...

Jun 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 48 | Add to cart | View details

Country Briefing

Digital Consumer - Landscape: United Kingdom

The UK is home to a sophisticated digital sector, and major players have announced billions of pounds’ worth of investments to be rolled out in the next few years. 3G coverage is already at 100% of the population, with 4G poised to exceed 95% by ...

Jun 2016 | US$250 | Pages: 13 | Add to cart | View details

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Households: United Kingdom

The United Kingdom (UK) is a densely populated, primarily urban and well-connected household market. A booming property sector is driving surging housing prices and the country witnessed a record total of housing completions in 2015. Single-person ...

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Income and Expenditure: United Kingdom

With relatively low income inequality and high discretionary spending, the UK offers enormous potential for a range of businesses. London dominates the consumption scene, due to high disposable incomes resulting from a large financial sector and ...

May 2016 | US$250 | Pages: 9 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Cat Food in the United Kingdom

In a continuation from 2015, consumers continued to show interest in the ingredients list of cat food when making their decisions to purchase in 2016. Much of this trend stems from growing concern over meat levels and quality after media coverage ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 35 | Add to cart | View details

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Dog Food in the United Kingdom

In 2016, dog ownership is set to remain at around 24% of households, with small dogs recording growth, although the overall dog population is set to decline by 1%. Single small dogs are considered ideal companions among people who live alone or in ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 34 | Add to cart | View details

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Other Pet Food in the United Kingdom

Based on provisional 2016 estimates, small mammal/reptile food will drive the volume and value sales of "other" pet food in the year. This category is expected to generate sales of £320 million and 16,000 tonnes in 2016, representing 81% of value and...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 30 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Pet Care in the United Kingdom

Although GDP recorded steady growth of 2.5% in 2015, geopolitical uncertainties, such as worries over the forthcoming election, concerns about “Brexit” and the ongoing Eurozone crisis, continued to hold companies back from investing and dented ...

May 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 57 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

Pet Products in the United Kingdom

Based on provisional 2016 estimates, pet products is expected to grow by 5% in current value terms to reach £935 million. Growth will be fuelled by "other" pet products, which will benefit from increases of 2% and 5% in the small mammal and pet ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 28 | Add to cart | View details

Strategy Briefing

Brexit and the Implications for the Consumer Goods Industry

As the UK heads towards its EU membership referendum, there remains much uncertainty over both the outcome and the implications of a vote to leave. In fact uncertainty is the key challenge in regard to Brexit, and this uncertainty will contribute to ...

May 2016 | US$1,325 | Pages: 24 | Add to cart | View details

Country Report

100% Home Delivery/Takeaway in the United Kingdom

With the appearance of Deliveroo in 2012 and strong growth for just-eat.co.uk, which launched in the UK in 2006, 100% home delivery/takeaway is increasingly facing competition from consumer foodservice that previously did not offer home delivery. ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 26 | Add to cart | View details

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Consumer Foodservice By Location in the United Kingdom

A strong growth in tourist numbers is benefiting sales at leisure, lodging and travel locations in the UK. According to VisitBritain's International Passenger Survey, the number of inbound visitors to the UK for example rose by 5% in the third ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 43 | Add to cart | View details

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Fast Food in the United Kingdom

Fast food is benefiting from two trends in the UK. Firstly, busier lifestyles are making people less willing to cook for themselves, with many attracted to fast food by its affordable prices. In addition, the quality and diversity of fast food ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 38 | Add to cart | View details

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Full-Service Restaurants in the United Kingdom

In 2015, consumers benefited from an improved economic performance for the UK, with falling unemployment rates and rising real wages. There was thus a rise in household disposable incomes, which in turn encouraged household spending. A growing number...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 38 | Add to cart | View details

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Consumer Foodservice in the United Kingdom

Overall consumer foodservice saw a return to stronger sales growth in 2015, as economic confidence rose in the UK. Low inflation and rising wages encouraged stronger spending, with a rise in overall transaction volume and spend per transaction being ...

May 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 123 | Add to cart | View details

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Self-Service Cafeterias in the United Kingdom

Self-service cafeterias did not perform well in 2015, seeing 1% overall current value decline. With consumers paying more attention to dining ambience, self-service cafeterias are at an increasing disadvantage. Sales are dominated by grocery ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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Street Stalls/Kiosks in the United Kingdom

Street stalls/kiosks are benefiting from their flexibility, both in terms of offering and location. The ability to move location notably offers this channel a strong advantage in terms of convenience, while there is also growing trust in the quality ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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Cafés/Bars in the United Kingdom

Competition in cafés/bars category is intensifying, with major operators battling to increase their share of throat by encroaching on other channels' offerings. Starbucks, the second-ranked chain in specialist coffee shops, for example trialled ...

May 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 30 | Add to cart | View details

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Fresh Food in the United Kingdom

Although the fresh food market saw only marginal growth in volume terms in 2015, this nonetheless represented a continued improvement on the performance of recent years. Expenditure on fresh food reflected the gradually changing economic conditions ...

May 2016 | US$1,210 | Pages: 47 | Add to cart | View details

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Away-From-Home Tissue and Hygiene in the United Kingdom

AFH tissue and hygiene benefited from the improvement in the UK economy in 2015, reflected in a performance above the review period CAGR in volume terms. The positive impact of economic recovery in this year was, however, hampered by the negative ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 21 | Add to cart | View details

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Incontinence in the United Kingdom

Traditionally underpinned by the growth of the older population, in 2015 retail value sales of incontinence in the UK were lifted by the combination of rising consumer education, alongside a contraction in public sector provision of incontinence ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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Nappies/Diapers/Pants in the United Kingdom

In the UK, nappies/diapers/pants continues to exhibit the characteristics of a mature category with virtually complete penetration. This allows little scope for growth beyond the gradual expansion seen within the population. In 2015 this resulted in ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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Tissue and Hygiene in the United Kingdom

In 2015 retail tissue and hygiene in the UK saw continued value growth, supported by favourable economic conditions which boosted consumer confidence. Consequently, in 2015 consumers became somewhat less sensitive to the cost of adding new products ...

Apr 2016 | US$2,650 | Pages: 59 | Add to cart | View details

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Retail Tissue in the United Kingdom

The trend towards discounters gaining share in retail tissue became more apparent in 2015, with the main discounter chains further increasing their pressure on manufacturers of branded tissue products. Due to the relatively low prices of private ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 26 | Add to cart | View details

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Sanitary Protection in the United Kingdom

In 2015, sanitary protection in the UK registered 1% retail current value growth despite stronger volume gains, as fierce price-based competition amongst manufacturers and retailers continued to place pressure on unit prices. Retail value growth in ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 23 | Add to cart | View details

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Wipes in the United Kingdom

In 2015, sales of wipes in the UK were boosted as consumers, perceiving mounting pressures on their time, sought to remove steps from their regular cleaning and grooming routines. Across a number of home care and personal care categories, such as ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 25 | Add to cart | View details

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Luxury Goods in the United Kingdom

The economic outlook in the UK is becoming more positive, which helped to drive growth of luxury goods in 2015. Despite concerns regarding economic climates abroad emerging during the second half of 2015, wealthy tourists from China, Russia and the ...

Apr 2016 | US$1,210 | Pages: 71 | Add to cart | View details

Country Briefing

Digital Consumer - Connected Commerce: United Kingdom

The UK has embraced the digital marketplace, with both consumers and businesses recognising the benefits connected commerce can bring. Omnichannel concepts such as ‘click and collect’ are already well-established and several internet-only businesses ...

Apr 2016 | US$250 | Pages: 15 | Add to cart | View details

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Childrenswear in the United Kingdom

Childrenswear continued to grow in both current value and volume terms in 2015, albeit growing marginally by 1% to £5.8 billion. Growth continued to be subdued and did not fulfil its potential, due to a number of socioeconomic factors which had a ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 26 | Add to cart | View details

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Menswear in the United Kingdom

In 2015 the media paid a great deal of attention to menswear in the UK, as there was an overall lifestyle trend of men showing increasing concern over their appearance and taking more control over their personal style. Editorials, blogs, online ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 34 | Add to cart | View details

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Apparel and Footwear in the United Kingdom

In the UK, consumers continue to purchase apparel and footwear from a host of so-called fast fashion retailers, in which prices are low, stock turnaround is rapid and catwalk trends are emulated in high street collections in an increasingly short ...

Apr 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 96 | Add to cart | View details

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Sportswear in the United Kingdom

2015 saw a major trend amongst consumers to use sportswear for everyday use, but also as a fashion trend in its own right. This athleisure trend was the predominant driver of sales in 2015. This was especially common amongst women, and was spurred by...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 17 | Add to cart | View details

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Womenswear in the United Kingdom

In 2015 womenswear saw negligible current value growth in the UK; however, in volume terms growth of 2% was seen, suggesting that value continues to be an important factor for women. When it comes to clothing purchases, the ongoing prevalence of fast...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 36 | Add to cart | View details

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Apparel Accessories in the United Kingdom

2015 saw hats/caps return to growth, after a three year period of decline in current value terms. Hats/caps witnessed a turnaround as a number of fashion trends for hats filtered into mainstream fashion. For women, 70s-inspired large-brimmed or ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 25 | Add to cart | View details

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Footwear in the United Kingdom

Trainers have had something of a revival in the fashion world over the last few years, from glittering versions on the Chanel catwalk to minimalist versions. Although it is certainly not the first time fashion has embraced trainers, this latest ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 27 | Add to cart | View details

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Hosiery in the United Kingdom

Whilst at the beginning of the review period there was a trend for short skirts worn with opaque or semi- opaque tights, which boosted sales of hosiery, the trend for 90s fashion and sportswear as dailywear meant that sales of legwarmers and tights ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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Jeans in the United Kingdom

Jeans saw similar positive growth in the UK in 2015 compared with 2014, of 3% in current value terms. There was substantial competition amongst the different brands, as jeans faced increasing competition from leggings and yoga pants as part of the ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 30 | Add to cart | View details

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Better For You Beverages in the United Kingdom

Consumers in the UK are increasingly focusing on health and nutrition, with a growing number seeking more natural diets. Carbonates are meanwhile increasingly viewed as artificial and unhealthy, while there is also growing concern over the potential ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 31 | Add to cart | View details

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Better For You Packaged Food in the United Kingdom

The “Action on Sugar” campaign launched in early 2014, followed up by Public Health England’s (PHE) “Change4Life” campaign in January 2015, resulted in the continuing decreasing popularity of sugary packaged food in the UK. Consequently, compounded ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 35 | Add to cart | View details

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Food Intolerance in the United Kingdom

The prevalent trend in food intolerance in the UK in 2015 was the remarkable growth of gluten-free packaged food. These products became ever more ubiquitous in the UK retail environment, and increased availability saw a concomitant rise in the ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 33 | Add to cart | View details

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Fortified/Functional Beverages in the United Kingdom

FF energy drinks continued to face criticism during the review period, with there being growing concern over these products' high levels of caffeine and appeal to teenagers and children. In response to this criticism, the Food Standards Agency ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 33 | Add to cart | View details

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Fortified/Functional Packaged Food in the United Kingdom

The most noteworthy development witnessed in fortified/functional packaged food in the UK in 2015 was the replication of the trend in the US, whereby there was heightened demand for products that have been fortified with protein. Generally speaking, ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 35 | Add to cart | View details

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Naturally Healthy Beverages in the United Kingdom

Sales of NH bottled water are soaring in the UK, with 2015 seeing 11% retail volume growth for the second consecutive year. This was linked to the health and wellness trend, which not only encouraged consumers to cut back on their consumption of ...

Apr 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 32 | Add to cart | View details
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