The UK Apparel Market: Profiles of Ten Leading Apparel Retailers

Date: May 22, 2011
Pages: 46
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The UK Apparel Market: Profiles of Ten Leading Apparel Retailers
The UK apparel retailing sector is dominated by big players and price competition is intense. In recent years, value apparel retailers have been gaining a larger share of this market as consumers have been trading down in response to tough economic conditions and government spending cuts. Also, Internet retailing has been growing rapidly and has gained a strong foothold in the market. This report provides vital data and analysis of the key issues and developments in the UK apparel retailing sector and market trends by retail segment. Also, it identifies the key challenges facing the sector in the light of an ageing population and changing consumer buying patterns. It provides an analysis of the sector’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT), and features profiles of ten major players, namely Arcadia Group, Debenhams, French Connection, Marks & Spencer (M&S), Matalan, Mothercare, New Look, Next, Primark and River Island.
SUMMARY

INTRODUCTION

KEY ISSUES AND DEVELOPMENTS IN THE UK APPAREL RETAILING SECTOR

Dominance of big players
Growth of value apparel retailing
Growth of discount retailing
Growth of factory or designer outlet retailing
Growth of Internet sales

KEY CHALLENGES FACING THE UK APPAREL RETAILING SECTOR

The need to respond rapidly to fashion changes
Changing demographics
Impact of rising raw material prices
Impact of the recession and post-recession market conditions
Impact of economic trends, tax increases and government spending cuts

TRENDS IN THE UK APPAREL MARKET BY SECTOR

Women's wear
Underwear
Men's wear
Children's wear
Footwear
Sportswear

APPAREL RETAILING IN THE UK: STRENGTHS, WEAKNESSES, OPPORTUNITIES AND THREATS (SWOT)

Strengths
Weaknesses
Opportunities
Threats

ARCADIA GROUP

Brands
Burton
Dorothy Perkins
Evans
Miss Selfridge
Topman
Topshop
Wallis
Financial results
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Swot)

DEBENHAMS

Origins
Product and brand strategy
Price increases
Stores
Management changes
Financial performance
Store expansion
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Swot)

FRENCH CONNECTION

Financial performance
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Swot)

MARKS & SPENCER (M&S)

Takeover battle
Financial performance
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Swot)

MATALAN

Company development
Product and brand strategy
Financial performance
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Swot)

MOTHERCARE

Company development
Stores
Product and brand strategy
Financial performance
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Swot)

NEW LOOK

Company development
Ownership
Management
Financial performance
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Swot)

NEXT

Distribution channels
Physical stores and their geographical location
Online stores
Company development
Financial performance
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Swot)

PRIMARK

Ownership
Company development
Financial performance
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Swot)

RIVER ISLAND

Financial performance
Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (Swot)

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: UK: retail trade in textiles, apparel and footwear, 2009
Table 2: UK: trends in retail sales, 2003-10
Table 3: UK: leading specialist clothing retailers, 2009
Table 4: UK: population by age group, 2008-33
Table 5: UK: unemployment and economic inactivity rates, by region, December 2010
Table 6: UK: retail trade by region, 2009
Table 7: Arcadia Group: financial summary, 2005/06-2009/10
Table 8: Debenhams: financial summary, 2005/06-2009/10
Table 9: French Connection: financial summary, 2006/07-2010/11
Table 10: French Connection: retail trading space, 2007-11
Table 11: Marks & Spencer (M&S): financial summary, 2005/06-2009/10
Table 12: Mothercare: financial summary, 2005/06-2009/10
Table 13: New Look: financial summary, 2005/06-2009/10
Table 14: Next: financial summary, 2005/06-2009/10
Table 15: Associated British Foods Retail Division: financial summary, 2005/06-2009/10

LIST OF FIGURES

Figure 1: Arcadia Group: revenue and profit before tax, 2005/06-2009/10
Figure 2: Debenhams: revenue and profit before tax, 2005/06-2009/10
Figure 3: French Connection: revenue and profit before tax, 2006/07-2010/11
Figure 4: Marks & Spencer M&S: revenue and profit before tax, 2005/06-2009/10
Figure 5: Mothercare: revenue and profit before tax, 2005/06-2009/10
Figure 6: New look: revenue and profit before tax, 2005/06-2009/10
Figure 7: Next: revenue and profit before tax, 2005/06-2009/10
Figure 8: ABF Retail Division: revenue and operating profit, 2005/06-2009/10
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