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Retail Futures: Clothing Q3

  • Publication Date:September 2010
  • Publisher:Verdict
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:30

Retail Futures: Clothing Q3 2010


Retail Futures is a unique forecasting tool providing dynamic forecasts and analysis of market demand and price pressures every three months. A Sector Summary Report and seven UK sector and two UK channel forecasts are available (Clothing & Footwear, DIY & Gardening, Electricals, Furniture & Floorcoverings, Food & Grocery, Health & Beauty, Homewares, e-Retail, DIY Superstores).


  • Brief review of economic trends and how they impact retail, explaining how we believe key economic metrics will evolve over the next two years.
  • Forecasts of how overall retail and retail sectors will fare over the next nine quarters, examining volume, inflation and overall growth rates.
  • This unique service provides constantly updated forecasts than ensures you are making the right decisions, based on the latest data.
  • The reliable and accurate data exposes opportunities for growth and is a key operational planning tool to aid tactical and strategic decision-making.
  • It allows you to benchmark performance with confidence and set effective targets to help maximise performance.


Growth trending upwards

  • Driven by higher inflation in food & grocery.
  • Volumes continue to improve - returning to growth in non-food - though this is against extremely weak comparatives.

Non-food growth improves.

  • Nonetheless, clothing & footwear and health & beauty remain the only non-food sectors experiencing growth.
  • driven by inflation, with the return of VAT to 17.5%, the weakness of sterling and rising cotton prices.

Home related sectors continue to struggle.

  • The housing market remains stagnant and is showing no imminent signs of meaningful uplift.
  • Weakening consumer confidence, high unemployment and squeezed disposable income is further impacting discretionary demand.

Reasons to Purchase

  • What impact will public sector cuts have on the retail sector?
  • How will inflation impact the clothing & footwear market?
  • Which categories are outperforming the clothing & footwear market?
  • Setting The Scene
    • Economic synopsis
    • Retail synopsis
  • Total Retail Expenditure Analysis
    • Overview
    • Growth drivers this quarter
    • Growth trends
  • Clothing & Footwear Expenditure Analysis
    • Overview
    • Growth drivers this quarter
    • Growth trends
    • Sector vs. Total Retail
    • Forecast data
      • Total sector forecasts
      • Category forecasts
  • Appendix
    • Methodology
    • Principle sources
    • Definitions
    • Help & tips to use the Quarterly Forecasts
    • Bespoke forecasts & consulting
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