Executive Summary

Jan 2019
PROSPECTS
Sales growth of smartphones slows, while phone accessories continue to trade strongly

Sales of smartphones in the UK continued to experience a slowdown in growth in 2018. Given the high level of penetration of these products in the market, this trend is expected to continue in the forecast period, with growth rates even falling into negative territory.

Smart appliances are set to drive growth

2018 was a year of impressive growth in demand for smart appliances, and this trend is set to continue at a rapid pace during the forecast period. Consumers are becoming aware of the benefits that connected appliances may bring to their lives in terms of saving time and resources.

Online sales and other non-grocery specialists are a challenge

Online sales of electronics and appliances increased rapidly during the review period and this is set to continue in the forecast period. Another significant threat to sales in the channel is from other non-grocery specialists and grocery retailers, such as variety stores and discounters, which are increasing their offer of electronic devices and small appliances.

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
Dixons Carphone leads

Dixons Carphone maintained its leading position in electronics and appliance specialist retailers in value terms in 2018, followed by Apple. The reorganisation of store space and the closure of unprofitable stores during 2018 and in the previous years helped Dixons Carphone to improve its operations.

All Maplin stores shut down in 2018, after the company fails to find a buyer

Maplin fell into administration on 28 February 2018. Its high level of debt and failure to find a buyer made it impossible for the company to continue its operations.

The competition shifts from physical expansion to the in-store experience

The costs of operating existing stores and opening new ones are surging in the UK, mostly due to the increasing prices of leases and rents. Dixons Carphone started to rationalise its physical presence by shutting down unprofitable stores and relocating others in strategic areas.

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Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers in the United Kingdom - Category analysis

HEADLINES

PROSPECTS

Sales growth of smartphones slows, while phone accessories continue to trade strongly
Smart appliances are set to drive growth
Online sales and other non-grocery specialists are a challenge

COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

Dixons Carphone leads
All Maplin stores shut down in 2018, after the company fails to find a buyer
The competition shifts from physical expansion to the in-store experience

CHANNEL DATA

Table 1 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 2 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 3 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 4 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 5 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 6 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 7 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 8 Electronics and Appliance Specialist Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023

Retailing in the United Kingdom - Industry Overview

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Tough trading hits non-grocery retailers
The dynamism of grocery retailing
Automation: the next stage of omnichannel retailing
Is chemists/pharmacies the next casualty of the high street?
Internet retailing is set to mature, with Amazon strengthening its position

OPERATING ENVIRONMENT

Informal retailing
Opening hours
Summary 1 Standard Opening Hours by Channel Type 2018
Physical retail landscape
Cash and carry
Seasonality
Valentine's Day
Mothering Sunday
Easter
Back to school
Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Cyber Weekend
Christmas
Payments and delivery
Emerging business models

MARKET DATA

Table 9 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2013-2018
Table 10 Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 11 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 12 Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 13 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 14 Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 15 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 16 Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 17 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 18 Grocery Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 19 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 20 Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 21 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 22 Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 23 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 24 Non-Grocery Specialists: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 25 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 26 Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 27 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 28 Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 29 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2013-2018
Table 30 Mixed Retailers: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2013-2018
Table 31 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2013-2018
Table 32 Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2013-2018
Table 33 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2013-2018
Table 34 Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2013-2018
Table 35 Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 36 Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 37 Store-based Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 38 Store-based Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 39 Store-based Retailing LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 40 Non-Store Retailing GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 41 Non-Store Retailing GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 42 Grocery Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 43 Grocery Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 44 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 45 Grocery Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 46 Non-Grocery Specialists GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 47 Non-Grocery Specialists GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 48 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 49 Non-Grocery Specialists LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 50 Mixed Retailers GBO Company Shares: % Value 2014-2018
Table 51 Mixed Retailers GBN Brand Shares: % Value 2015-2018
Table 52 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Outlets 2015-2018
Table 53 Mixed Retailers LBN Brand Shares: Selling Space 2015-2018
Table 54 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: Value 2018-2023
Table 55 Forecast Sales in Retailing by Store-based vs Non-Store: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 56 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 57 Forecast Sales in Store-based Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 58 Forecast Store-based Retailing Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 59 Forecast Store-Based Retailing Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 60 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 61 Forecast Sales in Non-Store Retailing by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 62 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 63 Grocery Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 64 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 65 Forecast Sales in Grocery Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 66 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 67 Forecast Grocery Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 68 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 69 Non-Grocery Specialists Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 70 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 71 Forecast Sales in Non-Grocery Specialists by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 72 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 73 Forecast Non-Grocery Specialists Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023
Table 74 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space 2018-2023
Table 75 Mixed Retailers Forecasts: Value Sales, Outlets and Selling Space: % Growth 2018-2023
Table 76 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: Value 2018-2023
Table 77 Forecast Sales in Mixed Retailers by Channel: % Value Growth 2018-2023
Table 78 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: Units 2018-2023
Table 79 Forecast Mixed Retailers Outlets by Channel: % Unit Growth 2018-2023

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SOURCES

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