New Research Report: UK Value Clothing Retailers 2009

Fast Market Research recommends "UK Value Clothing Retailers 2009" from Verdict Research, now available
Feb. 7, 2010 - PRLog -- Verdict Research: UK Value Clothing Retailers 2009 examines the top 10 value clothing retailers, providing key operating statistics, clothing and value clothing market share data and individual retailer outlooks.  It analyses the key issues that value clothing retailers face, both now and in the future and also includes forecasts for sector growth in 2010.


* Comprehensive profiles and outlooks for the 10 largest operators in value clothing including key operating statistics and store and space data
* Size of the UK value clothing market 1999-2009e, distribution channels, category share, store numbers and space.
* Clothing and value clothing market forecasts for 2010.
* Key issues and outlook for the sector including online, market growth by value, mid market and premium and international opportunities.


The value clothing sector has been one of the main beneficiaries of the recession as consumers have approached spending on discretionary items  with increased caution.  Though Verdict forecasts a 0.6% decline in overall UK clothing spend in 2009, we estimate that value clothing sales will grow by 5.0%.

We expect grocers to make further gains in 2009, increasing their share of the value clothing market to 34.2%.  Long term we believe grocers will prove a further threat to value clothing specialists with gains to be made by improving store environments and fully exploiting multichannel capabilities.

Primark has held on to the top position as the retailer with the highest value clothing market share in 2009 of 18.2%, up 0.5 percentage points from 2008. As well as benefitting from trading down, it enjoys a relatively young customer base which has been least impacted by the economic downturn because of fewer financial responsibilities.

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Partial Table of Contents:

Key findings 6
Main conclusions 7
Value sector grows despite overall clothing declining 7
After several high profile casualties the market begins to stablilise 7
Larger retailers have gained scale through space expansion 7
However it is not just about price 7
Value clothing now accounts for over a third of childrenswear sales 8
Grocers quickly gain headway ... 8
... and will prove an even bigger threat 8
Primark outperforms - and holds on to number one position 8
Younger consumers look a lucrative target, but competition is intense 9
Online developments boost value clothing retailers' sales 9
2010 should be another good year for value players ... 9
... but long term the market will be more challenging 9
Therefore value retailers will need post-recession strategies 10
As UK growth opportunities lessen - international will be a target 10
Clothing market trends 11
Value clothing definition & market trends 14
Value market channels of distribution and sales mix 19
Space and store numbers 22
Clothing market shares 24
Grocers continue to grow share 24
Value clothing market shares 26
Sainsbury new biggest gainer of value clothing market share 26
Winners and losers 26
Larger players gain the most share in the value clothing market 26
Key operating statistics 31
Operating margins 32
Clothing sales densities 34
Space allocation 35
Advertising media expenditure 39
Changing spending patterns 41
Value clothing market benefits from recession ... 41
Signs that consumers were favouring premium retailers pre-recession 41
But recession has forced consumers to trade down 42
Loss of capacity in the market 42
Inflation returns in 2009 and will become more prevalent in 2010 43
Perception of value changes with premium re-emerging 43
Impact on value retailers 43
... but shopping habits vary by age 44
Desire for value clothing fades ... 44
... though appeal remains for young 44
Value retailers head in the same direction 47
Value fashion market increasingly saturated 47
Value clothing share rises ... 49
... at the expense of midmarket ... 49
... and - for the past three years - premium 50
Changing price architectures 52
Online presence is vital 54
Services and funtionality to improve online presence 54
Returns a major deterrent of online shopping 56
Free deliveries and returns - double edged sword for value retailers 56
International deliveries are not widely available from value clothing retailers 56
Value retailers slow on the uptake of mobile phone technology 56
Importance of social media 57
Opportunity for absent value clothing players to come online still 58

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About Verdict Group

With over 20 years' experience, Verdict Research is the UK’s leading authority on retailing, and publishes unrivalled independent analysis. Verdict reports, forecasts, briefings, consumer research and bespoke consulting services provide clients with a complete picture of the UK and international retail arena, helping retailers, manufacturers, service suppliers, city analysts and consultants to fully exploit opportunities within the sector.  View more research from Verdict Research at

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