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Retail Futures: Online Q4

  • Publication Date:October 2010
  • Publisher:Verdict
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:32

Retail Futures: Online Q4 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 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.

Food & grocery a focus at Christmas

  • Growth expected to rise to 3.7%, the highest this year, despite inflation easing.
  • Value for money will be high on the consumer agenda when making promotions

Reasons to Purchase

  • What impact will public sector cuts have on the retail sector?
  • How will the online market perform in 2011, compared with total retail?
  • How will the online market perform over Christmas 2010, compared with total retail?
  • What effect will inflationary pressures have on the online market?
  • Setting The Scene
    • Economic Synopsis
    • Retail Synopsis
  • Total Retail Expenditure Analysis
    • Overview
    • Growth Drivers This Quarter
    • Growth Trends
    • E-Retail Analysis
    • Overview
    • Growth Drivers This Quarter
    • Growth Trends
    • E-Retail vs. Total Retail
    • E-Retail Analysis
    • Forecast Data
    • Total Sector Forecasts
    • Penetration of Online Sales
    • Non-Food Online
    • Penetration of Non-Food Online Sales
    • Food Online
    • Penetration of Food Online Food Sales
  • Appendix
    • Methodology
    • Principle Sources
    • Definitions
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