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Retail Futures: Composite Q4

  • Publication Date:November 2010
  • Publisher:Verdict
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:116

Retail Futures: Composite Q4 2010


Verdict Research: 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.
  • Category level forecasts are provided to fully inform growth strategies.
  • Forecast for online retailing, analysing total online spend, split down into food and non-food.


Growth improves in Q3, though remains relatively weak

  • Food remains the major driver of growth, though improvements are also seen in non food.
  • Total volume growth also improves, though is still low at just 0.5%.

Inflation a major driver

  • Increasing to 1.3% in Q3 and trending upwards in Q4
  • Clothing & footwear a major driver of this - impacted by the weakness of sterling, rising cotton prices and increased transportation costs.

Clothing & footwear and health & beauty outperform...

  • Both remain the only non-food sectors experiencing growth - both heavily driven by inflation.

Reasons to Purchase

  • Find out which retail sectors will perform the best at Christmas and build strategies around it.
  • This unique service provides constantly updated forecasts that 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.
  • Setting The Scene
    • Economic Synopsis
    • Retail Synopsis
  • Total Retail Expenditure Analysis
    • Overview
    • Growth Drivers This Quarter
    • Growth Trends
  • Retail Sector Expenditure Summary
    • Market Values (Current Prices)
    • £m
    • Growth Rates
    • Market Volumes (2004 Constant Prices)
    • £m
    • Growth Rates
  • Retail Sector Expenditure Analysis
    • Food & Grocery
    • Clothing & Footwear
    • Diy & Gardening
    • Diy Superstores
    • Electricals
    • Furniture & Floorcoverings
    • Health & Beauty
    • Homewares
    • E-Retail
  • Appendix
    • Methodology
    • Principle Sources
    • Definitions
    • Help & Tips to Use The Quarterly Forecasts
    • Bespoke Forecasts & Consulting
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