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Market Research on the United Kingdom

Euromonitor International publishes the worlds' most comprehensive market research on consumer products, commercial industries, demographics trends and consumer lifestyles in the United Kingdom.

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Euromonitor United Kingdom reports also cover: retailing, consumer food service, ingredients, institutional channels, luxury goods, personal care, health and wellness products, nutrition, tobacco and consumer electronics.

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Dishwashers in the United Kingdom

Dishwashers registered volume growth of 3% in 2015, driven largely by the ongoing increase in home construction across the UK. However, this was down slightly from the retail volume growth recorded in 2014, when UK property sales and new housing ...

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Food Preparation Appliances in the United Kingdom

Food preparation appliances recorded another year of healthy volume growth in 2015, strongly aided by the home cooking trend. Consumers in the UK are increasingly turning to food preparation appliances which allow them to prepare healthier beverages ...

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Heating Appliances in the United Kingdom

Heating appliances saw another year of decline in 2015. This was partly due to the generally milder winter in the UK. Indeed, the winter in 2015 was the sunniest since 1929. It saw fairly average temperatures and rainfall. In addition, replacement ...

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Home Laundry Appliances in the United Kingdom

Home laundry appliances increased by 3% in 2015, to reach retail volume sales of 5.0 million units, on the back of an ongoing increase in UK construction activity. This was down slightly from the growth posted in 2014, when construction activity and ...

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

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Irons in the United Kingdom

Irons is a mature category within small appliances. Its penetration rate is very high, and the replacement cycle rather long. This affected volume sales, which declined once again in 2015. Nevertheless, irons showed signs of recovery, and a return to...

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Large Cooking Appliances in the United Kingdom

In 2015 retail volume sales of large cooking appliances were boosted by an ongoing increase in construction activity in the UK. This corresponded with a notable uptick in consumer confidence, as real wages recorded their first significant increase ...

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Microwaves in the United Kingdom

In 2015 sales of microwaves in the UK were boosted by an increase in consumer confidence, which came about as a result of an increase in real wages and an ongoing upturn in construction activity. The retail volume growth of 2% was higher than the ...

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

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Consumer Appliances in the United Kingdom

Retail volume growth of consumer appliances improved in 2014 and 2015, because from the beginning of 2014 construction activity in the UK saw a marked increase due to urban property developments. This stimulated demand for consumer appliances – ...

Jan 2016 | US$2,650 | Pages: 140 | Add to cart | View details

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Personal Care Appliances in the United Kingdom

Personal care appliances continued to thrive in the UK in 2015. This good performance was fuelled by the increasing importance consumers place on appearance, healthcare and wellbeing. Indeed, there were increasing purchases of products to cleanse the...

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Refrigeration Appliances in the United Kingdom

Led by fridge-freezers, the volume growth of refrigeration appliances was healthy in the UK during 2015. This performance was boosted by the recovery in real wages in 2015, and also continued to benefit from the recovery in construction activity ...

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Small Cooking Appliances in the United Kingdom

Small cooking appliances continued to perform well in 2015. The ongoing concerns about better nutrition and life balance helped to drive sales of these small appliances. Eating home-made food allows consumers to pay more attention to their diet. ...

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Small Kitchen Appliances (Non-Cooking) in the United Kingdom

2015 was another difficult year for small kitchen appliances (non-cooking) in the UK. Volume sales continued to fall as the demand for kettles, which account for the bulk of volume sales in the category, continued to decline. Consumers are turning ...

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Vacuum Cleaners in the United Kingdom

In 2015 sales of vacuum cleaners increased as the UK experienced a gradual recovery of real wages, alongside the ongoing recovery of construction activity. After the financial restraints imposed by the economic crisis, UK consumers, particularly new ...

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Air Treatment Products in the United Kingdom

The mild weather supported sales of air treatment products in 2015; especially cooling fans, which saw growth once again. Despite on the whole a milder summer than the previous one, there were particularly hot days recorded in early June and July. ...

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

Global Briefing

Growth Opportunities for Small Appliances in Developed Markets 2015-2020

Unlike in emerging markets, the growth opportunities for small appliances in developed markets lie in factors such as luxury, convenience, health-consciousness and “cocooning”, rather than rising disposable incomes. Since the growth in small ...

Jan 2016 | US$1,325 | Pages: 41 | Add to cart | View details

Future Demographic

United Kingdom in 2030: The Future Demographic

In 2030, the population of the United Kingdom will reach 70.1 million, an increase of 10.5% from 2012. This will be a strong level of growth compared to the Western European regional average due to relatively high, albeit declining, birth rates and ...

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

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Computers and Peripherals in the United Kingdom

Laptops started to recover in 2015, as consumers tended to replace their desktops or fixed laptops with new formats of laptop. Even though tablets continued to increase in 2015, it was approaching maturity, as consumers’ habits have changed, and they...

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Home Audio and Cinema in the United Kingdom

As consumers increasingly opted for wireless audio products, which offer ease of use and greater flexibility, many categories in home audio and cinema continued to decline, posting a faster rate of decline in 2015 than was recorded over the review ...

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Imaging Devices in the United Kingdom

Price is now the main factor in imaging devices. As newer technology continues to improve the specifications of top-end equipment, previous key factors such as megapixel density or the top level of optical zoom possible are becoming meaningless to ...

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In-Car Entertainment in the United Kingdom

In-car entertainment suffered an acceleration in its decline in 2015, as car manufacturers, competing to lead the developing market for connected and semi-autonomous vehicles, markedly increased the technological sophistication of factory standard ...

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Mobile Phones in the United Kingdom

Innovation is central to smartphones, and by the end of 2016, Samsung, along with other manufacturers, such as LG, will release its first foldable smartphones. This new technology will allow users to fold and unfold their devices; to use them as they...

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Consumer Electronics in the United Kingdom

In 2015 consumer electronics declined in volume terms in the UK, despite economic recovery. From 2011 GDP increased steadily, whilst inflation was close to zero, generating deflation. Even though this improved consumer confidence, demand did not ...

Jan 2016 | US$2,640 | Pages: 76 | Add to cart | View details

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Portable Players in the United Kingdom

Streaming music platforms are negatively affecting sales of portable media players, and even the iPod from Apple is increasingly losing ground to streaming music systems such as Spotify, Deezer and Tidal. Therefore, Apple announced its new service, ...

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Home Video in the United Kingdom

Despite the growth of LCD TVs, the largest contributor to retail volume sales, home video continued to decline in 2015; albeit to a lesser extent than in the review period. Whilst the launch of 4K TV or ultra-high definition television (UHD), ...

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Wearable Electronics in the United Kingdom

British consumers are embracing the new trend of monitoring their health and wellbeing. It has become an important part of many people’s daily life to check the number of steps walked, calories burnt or their heart rate.

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Apparel and Footwear Specialist Retailers in the United Kingdom

Internet retailing is having an increasing impact on apparel and footwear specialist retailers, with the leading players investing heavily in offering a seamless omni-channel shopping experience and aiming to compete on levels of convenience and ...

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Direct Selling in the United Kingdom

Direct selling is in a state of flux in the UK. Beauty and personal care has long been a traditionally strong area for this channel, alongside consumer healthcare. However, sales of these products via the channel declined or stagnated in 2015 and ...

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Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers in the United Kingdom

Electronics and appliance specialist retailers proved an increasingly challenging channel for many players at the end of the review period, with a number of major mergers and acquisitions occurring as players struggled to survive. Economy of scale is...

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

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Grocery Retailers in the United Kingdom

There was a slight rise in economic confidence in the UK in 2015, thanks to a second year of reasonable real GDP growth and low inflation. Unemployment meanwhile dropped by almost a percentage point to below 6% in 2015, with many consumers thus ...

Jan 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 52 | Add to cart | View details

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Health and Beauty Specialist Retailers in the United Kingdom

Health and beauty specialist retailers are struggling overall, as consumers became increasingly diversified in their shopping habits when buying consumer health or beauty and personal care. Healthfood shops, classified as "other" grocery retailers, ...

Jan 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 40 | Add to cart | View details

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Home and Garden Specialist Retailers in the United Kingdom

Home improvement and gardening stores are being hit by a shift from DIY and gardening, which have a strong tradition in the UK, to a do-it-for-me culture. Many consumers in their 20s and 30s have had little experience with DIY or gardening, often ...

Jan 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 39 | Add to cart | View details

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Homeshopping in the United Kingdom

Homeshopping saw the worst current value performance across retailing at the end of the review period, with a heavy 9% current value sales decline. This decline was furthermore the worst annual performance seen for the channel throughout the review ...

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

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Internet Retailing in the United Kingdom

Black Friday offered some surprises for omni-channel retailing players in 2015. In 2014, this discount event had seen hectic scenes in stores, with consumers battling over bargains. However, 2015 saw a massive shift towards online purchases. This ...

Jan 2016 | US$990 | Pages: 50 | Add to cart | View details

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Leisure and Personal Goods Specialist Retailers in the United Kingdom

There was growing interest in luxury handbags in the UK at the end of the review period. This was partly thanks to the country's popularity as a luxury shopping destination for tourists. With the price of many luxury brands soaring, both for new and ...

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Mixed Retailers in the United Kingdom

London became increasingly popular as a luxury shopping destination during the review period, attracting a growing number of Middle Eastern and Asian tourists. Chinese tourists are in particular increasingly visiting the city to shop, with these ...

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

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Retailing in the United Kingdom

Overall retailing saw slower current value growth in 2015 in comparison to the review period CAGR. This was however chiefly due to the impact of low inflation in the year, with value growth at constant 2015 prices being stronger in comparison to the ...

Jan 2016 | US$2,100 | Pages: 148 | Add to cart | View details

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Vending in the United Kingdom

Vending is benefiting from a growing focus on healthy and premium food and beverages, with the health and wellness trend resulting in a growing number of consumers willing to pay more for healthy or quality snacks. This is particularly true of mid- ...

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

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Packaged Food in the United Kingdom

Growth in packaged food in the UK in 2015, at less than 1% in value terms, was more than three times less than the review period average of over 2%. Three key reasons can be identified for this slowdown. Firstly, economic conditions in the UK have ...

Dec 2015 | US$7,150 | Pages: 320 | Add to cart | View details

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Rice, Pasta and Noodles in the United Kingdom

The modern British tendency to streamline life was reflected in rice, pasta and noodles in 2015 as a swathe of ready-to-heat products and formats were made available in the category. This was especially the case in rice, as microwavable formats were ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 43 | Add to cart | View details

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Processed Fruit and Vegetables in the United Kingdom

Volume sales of processed fruit and vegetables declined by 2% in 2015, with the performance of the category undermined by consumers increasingly switching to chilled products, which are often perceived as healthier than shelf stable and frozen ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 35 | Add to cart | View details

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Processed Meat and Seafood in the United Kingdom

With a 1% decline recorded in current value terms in 2015, the performance of processed meat and seafood was hindered by the ongoing attempts of a growing proportion of British consumers to actively reduce their meat consumption. According to a ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 34 | Add to cart | View details

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Sauces, Dressings and Condiments in the United Kingdom

The popularity of all things spicy with regard to sauces, dressings and condiments intensified further among British consumers in 2015. This trend has been in evidence for a long time, and the acceptance of exotic foods is a prerequisite in preparing...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 40 | Add to cart | View details

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Soup in the United Kingdom

More British consumers chose to turn their back on soup during 2015 as they were lured to other, more dynamic categories with greater appeal. Shelf stable soup, on which the overall category is reliant, recorded a particularly adverse performance ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 32 | Add to cart | View details

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Sweet and Savoury Snacks in the United Kingdom

During 2015, there was ample confirmation that the popularity of crisps is diminishing among British consumers as negative growth was registered in the category for the second consecutive year. The underlying reason for this decline in volume and ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 36 | Add to cart | View details

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Ready Meals in the United Kingdom

During 2014 and 2015, sales of ready meals recorded a modest recovery, with current value sales rising by 3% and 2% respectively. This followed a poor performance in 2013, when the horsemeat labelling scandal increased consumer scrutiny about ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 34 | Add to cart | View details

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Sleep Aids in the United Kingdom

Many areas of OTC are struggling due to consumers' concerns over the long-term health impact of chronic use and shift in focus from symptomatic relief to addressing underlying health conditions via lifestyle changes. In contrast, sleep aids are ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 22 | Add to cart | View details

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Adult Mouth Care in the United Kingdom

Adult mouth care is facing a strong challenge from oral care, particularly mouthwashes/dental rinses. Consumers are increasingly likely to maintain strong oral care regimes, thus reducing the need for adult mouth care, with many notably being more ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 25 | Add to cart | View details

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Analgesics in the United Kingdom

Analgesics is one of the largest and most significant product areas in OTC, accounting for 27% of overall value sales in 2015. However, this product area is largely mature. Furthermore, analgesics also faced considerable negative press coverage in ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 28 | Add to cart | View details

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Cough, Cold and Allergy (Hay Fever) Remedies in the United Kingdom

Cough, cold and allergy (hay fever) remedies is a largely mature product area with strong sales in the UK, with little room for growth for most product areas. Furthermore, many products are being impacted by the health and wellness trend, which is ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 29 | Add to cart | View details

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Dermatologicals in the United Kingdom

Dermatologicals is largely mature, while most product areas saw little marketing support or new product development at the end of the review period. Consequently, many product areas are stagnating, with medicated shampoos, topical antifungals, ...

Nov 2015 | US$990 | Pages: 30 | Add to cart | View details
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