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UK Footwear Retailers 2010 Product Image

UK Footwear Retailers 2010

  • ID: 1239767
  • April 2010
  • Region: United Kingdom, Great Britain
  • 361 Pages
  • Verdict Research Limited

The UK footwear market was badly hit by the recession with several high profile retailers forced into administration. While in 2010 prospects are brighter, retailers still face a challenging year as surviving players fight for market share. This report provides comprehensive analysis of the major players in the sector as well as the outlook for the market overall.

Scope:

- 10 year value and growth trends in UK footwear expenditure, including sub sectors of men's, women's and children's footwear

- Outlook for the market including key issues and strategies for success

- Detailed profiles on 15 of the major players in the market including footwear market shares for 2005 - 2010

- A further 3 concise profiles on smaller footwear retailers as well as insight on up and coming retailers in the market

Highlights:

Faced with weak comparatives we expect growth to return to the footwear market in 2010 though it will be small at just 1.9% and boosted by inflation. Though we expect consumer confidence to improve, the threat of higher taxes, weak wage growth and the possibility of further job cuts will ensure consumers remain cautious with purchases.

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CHAPTER 1 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Key findings
Main conclusions
Stepping into a new era of competition

CHAPTER 2 MARKET ANALYSIS
Footwear market definition
Footwear market growth
Highest level of inflation in 2010 since 1993
Retail distribution of footwear

CHAPTER 3 COMPANY DATA ANALYSIS
Footwear market shares – clothing specialists grow most
Winners and losers
Specialist footwear retailers
Non-specialist footwear retailers
Key operating statistics
Footwear sales growth
Space growth
Sales densities
Operating margins

CHAPTER 4 OUTLOOK
Issues for footwear retailers 2010
Retailer positioning
Retailers must stand out from competitors
Clothing specialists gain authority fast
Competition in the value sector
Value retailers grow their share
Matalan and Peacocks make headway
Footwear price inflation
Inflation to stick around for another year
Consolidation
Footwear sector hit hard
Room for online improvements
Footwear specialists don’t match clothing retailers’ online functionality
Innovation
Footwear retailers must inspire through newness
Summary and strategies for success
Challenging times ahead for all

CHAPTER 5 ASDA
Benefits from credit crunch
Recent key events
New initiatives support growth
Proposition
Family friendly and more inviting than before
Financials
Trading down boosts sales
Space
Asda Living included in growth plans
Turnaround in density performance
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Healthy growth continues
Share gains flatten out
Outlook
Danger from growing competition and economic recovery

CHAPTER 6 BARRATT PRICELESS
Needs rapid change for recovery
Recent key events
Puts administration behind it
Propositions
Needs to create clear brand image
Financials
Tough environment means buyout is a challenge
Space
Store presence cut by more than a third
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Footwear sales fall off a cliff
Outlook
Rapid turnaround required

CHAPTER 7 C&J CLARKS
Brand strength helps Clarks
Recent key events
Boardroom promotion
Proposition
Plain, clean modern store interiors
Financials
Rate of UK retail recovery slows
Space
Focus on refurbishment rather than expansion
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Performance recovery fades out
Outlook
Clarks brand strengths will retain leadership

CHAPTER 8 JD SPORTS FASHION
Sports champion may start to flag
Recent key events
Widens its business portfolio and exploits the internet
Proposition
Dull sports shops becoming modern fashion stores
Financials
Steady improvement in profitability
Space
Concentrates on quality rather than quantity
Space allocation
Sector performance – Footwear
Growth slumps in difficult trading
Outlook
Top performer’s progress likely to slow

CHAPTER 9 KURT GEIGER
Brand tie ups propel growth
Recent key events
Continues to gain presence
Proposition
Chic, modern, high fashion
Financials
Turnover growth bounces back
Space
Pace of growth accelerates
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Footwear growth accelerates despite economy
Outlook
Design appeal to spur further growth

CHAPTER 10 MARKS & SPENCER
M&S footwear needs higher profile
Recent key events
New chief executive to give momentum
Proposition
Financials
Sales performance improves in wake of downturn
Sluggish growth returns
Space
Steady rise in floorspace
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Improvement begins after difficult 2008/09
Regains some ground after share loss
Outlook
M&S footwear needs its own appeal

CHAPTER 11 NEW LOOK
Space growth and fast reaction to trends consolidate position
Recent key events
Shapes up for global assault
Proposition
New footwear format adds sophistication
Financials
Trading performance continues to impress
Space
UK growth and densities on the wane
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Growth healthy but declining
Highest gain in share over past five years
Outlook
Moving forward in footwear on all fronts

CHAPTER 12 NEXT
Seeks new growth areas
Recent key events
A focus on range development helps the brand turn a corner
Proposition
New storefit more sophisticated and upmarket
Financials
Sales growth improves in 2010
Space
Growth in space slows, but larger sites are targeted
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Best performance in three years
Outlook
Performs well in exceptionally tough environment

CHAPTER 13 OFFICE
Unique product drives sales growth
Recent key events
Focus on growth plans in UK and abroad
Proposition
Attractive and vibrant brand line up
Financials
Christmas 2009 sales boom
Space
Densities key to profit performance
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Dynamic growth in UK market
Outlook
Needs new sources of growth

CHAPTER 14 PRIMARK
Budget player makes impact on footwear
Recent key events
Maintains momentum
Proposition
Value fast fashion maintains appeal in recession
Financials
Trading performance provides positive outlook
Space
Store growth in UK slows dramatically
Sector performance – footwear
Footwear outpaces clothing growth
Outlook
Primark well prepared for future growth

CHAPTER 15 RIVER ISLAND
Midmarket fashion competition could hit growth
Recent key events
New ranges and new websites
Proposition
Widens price architecture with higher quality product
Financials
Sales continue to grow in spite of midmarket struggle
Space
Continues to expand
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Rapid growth tails off
Rapid growth in young fashion niche
Outlook
Drives sales through clearer customer segmentation

CHAPTER 16 SCHUH
Branded fashion leader has further growth potential
Recent key events
Investing in store and online expansion
Proposition
Clean modern backdrop to wide brand selection
Financials
Strong results against a difficult retail backdrop
Space
Sales densities continue to rise
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Clear customer understanding drives growth
Outlook
Slowdown may hit profits again

CHAPTER 17 SHOE ZONE GROUP
Benefits from sector consolidation
Recent key events
Gains strength from larger scale of operations
Proposition
Value positioning but smartening up
Financials
Sales performance benefits from competitors’ failures
Space
Integration of Shoefayre stores creates major chain
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Mixed fortunes for two chains
Outlook
Shoe Zone will continue to be a recession winner

CHAPTER 18 SPORTS DIRECT INTERNATIONAL
Intent on further acquisitions to drive growth
Recent key events
On the lookout for further rivals to buy
Proposition
Smartens store portfolio while retaining high product density
Financials
Margins slip as pound’s fall hits
Space
Moderate growth as store size rises
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Sales start to drive forward
Outlook
Further acquisitions could boost sports lead

CHAPTER 19 TESCO
Makes headway in footwear
Recent key events
Continuous initiatives to ride out of the recession on top
Proposition
Refit of fashion departments not before time
Financials
Lower space growth reflected in sales
Space
Space growth slows
Space allocation
Sector performance – footwear
Footwear sales growth recovers momentum
Outlook
Scope for further gains

CHAPTER 20 SMALLER RETAILERS
Brantano
Return to sales growth needed for long term future
Recent key events
Benefits from integration into Macintosh Retail
Financials
Profitability improves under new parent group
Space
Typical family operator
Outlook
Margins improve but topline growth needed
Dune Group
Shoe Studio acquisition lifts topline
Recent key events
Aims to revive image and performance of acquired retail brands
Financials
Like-for-likes revive
Space
Women’s footwear dominates
Outlook
Potential successful specialist
Faith
For sale
Recent key events
Difficult times for the footwear specialist
Financials
Latest figures suggest profitability could be restored
Space
Instore focus just on women’s product
Outlook
Niche operator looks set for ongoing struggle
Niche Players
Careful diversification is key for niche footwear brands

CHAPTER 21 GLOSSARY
Financial Statistics – VAT
Trading Profile
Key Operating Ratios
Physical Development
Abbreviations

LIST OF TABLES:

Table 1: Footwear market definition 2010
Table 2: Footwear consumer spending trends 2000–2010e
Table 3: Footwear market spending trends 2000–2010e
Table 4: Retail distribution of footwear expenditure 2009 and 2010e
Table 5: Footwear retailers market shares 2005–2010e
Table 6: Specialist footwear retailers key operating statistics 2009/10
Table 7: Top 10 footwear retailers by visitor share 2005 and 2010
Table 8: Footwear casualties 2008/09
Table 9: Footwear specialists online offers and functionality 2010
Table 10: Asda company overview 2010
Table 11: Asda retail proposition 2010
Table 12: Asda UK key operating statistics 2004–2009e
Table 13: Asda trading record 1999–2009e
Table 14: Asda store portfolio 1999–2009e
Table 15: Asda space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 16: Barratt Priceless company overview 2010
Table 17: Barratts retail proposition 2010
Table 18: PriceLess retail proposition 2010
Table 19: Barratt Priceless UK key operating statistics 2005–2010e
Table 20: Barratt Priceless trading record 2000–2010e
Table 21: Barratt Priceless store portfolio 2000–2010e
Table 22: Barratt Priceless portfolio by retail brand 2007/08–2009/10e
Table 23: Barratts space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 24: PriceLess space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 25: C&J Clark company overview 2010
Table 26: C&J Clark retail proposition 2010
Table 27: C&J Clark UK & Eire key operating statistics 2005e–2010e
Table 28: C&J Clark trading record 2000–2010e
Table 29: C&J Clark UK & Eire store portfolio 2000–2010e
Table 30: Store portfolio by brand UK & Eire 2005–2010
Table 31: Clarks space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 32: JD Sports Fashion company overview 2010
Table 33: JD Sports Fashion retail proposition 2010
Table 34: JD Sports Fashion UK key operating statistics summary 2005–2010e
Table 35: JD Sports trading record 2000–2010e
Table 36: JD Sports UK store portfolio 2000–2010e
Table 37: JD Sport Space Allocation 2009
Table 38: Kurt Geiger company overview 2010
Table 39: Kurt Geiger retail proposition 2010
Table 40: Kurt Geiger UK key operating statistics 2005–2010e
Table 41: Kurt Geiger trading record 2000–2010e
Table 42: Kurt Geiger store portfolio 2005–2010e
Table 43: Kurt Geiger space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 44: Marks & Spencer company overview 2010
Table 45: Marks & Spencer retail proposition 2010
Table 46: Marks & Spencer UK key operating statistics 2005–2010e
Table 47: Marks & Spencer UK trading record 2000–2010e
Table 48: M&S UK store portfolio 2000–2010e
Table 49: M&S UK store breakdown by type at March 2008 and 2009
Table 50: M&S space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 51: New Look company overview 2010
Table 52: New Look retail proposition 2010
Table 53: New Look UK key operating statistics 2005–2010e
Table 54: New Look trading record 1999–2009e
Table 55: New Look UK store portfolio 2000–2010e
Table 56: New Look space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 57: Next company overview 2010
Table 58: Next retail proposition 2010
Table 59: Next UK key operating statistics 2005–2010
Table 60: Next Brand trading record 2000–2010
Table 61: Next Brand turnover and operating profits 2005–2010
Table 62: Next UK store portfolio 2000–2010
Table 63: Next space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 64: Office company overview 2010
Table 65: Office retail proposition 2010
Table 66: Office UK key operating statistics 2005–2010e
Table 67: Office UK trading record 2001–2010e
Table 68: Office store portfolio 2001–2010e
Table 69: Office space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 70: Primark company overview 2010
Table 71: Primark retail proposition 2010
Table 72: Primark UK key operating statistics 2005–2010e
Table 73: Primark trading record 1999–2009
Table 74: Primark store portfolio 1999–2009e
Table 75: River Island overview 2010
Table 76: River Island retail proposition 2010
Table 77: River Island key operating statistics 2004–2009e
Table 78: River Island trading record 2002–2009e
Table 79: River Island UK store portfolio 2004–2009e
Table 80: River Island space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 81: Schuh company overview 2010
Table 82: Schuh retail proposition 2010
Table 83: Schuh UK key operating statistics 2005–2010e
Table 84: Schuh trading record 2000–2010
Table 85: Schuh UK store portfolio 2000–2010
Table 86: Schuh space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 87: Shoe Zone Group company overview 2010
Table 88: Shoe Zone Group timeline of events 2000–2008
Table 89: Shoe Zone Group retail proposition 2010
Table 90: Shoe Zone Group key operating statistics 2004–2009
Table 91: Shoe Zone retail brand UK trading record 2000–2009e
Table 92: Stead & Simpson Group trading record 1999–2007e
Table 93: Stead & Simpson UK trading record 2008–2009e
Table 94: Shoe Zone retail brand UK store portfolio 2003–2009e
Table 95: Stead & Simpson Group store portfolio 2003–2009e
Table 96: Stead & Simpson UK store portfolio 2008–2009e
Table 97: Shoe Zone retail brand space split vs footwear average 2009
Table 98: Stead & Simpson space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 99: Sports Direct company overview 2010
Table 100: Sports Direct retail proposition 2010
Table 101: Sports Direct UK key operating statistics 2005–2010e
Table 102: Sports Direct trading record 2000–2010e
Table 103: Sports Direct store portfolio 2000–2010e
Table 104: Sports Direct space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 105: Tesco company overview 2010
Table 106: Tesco retail proposition 2010
Table 107: Tesco UK key operating statistics 2005–2010e
Table 108: Tesco UK trading record 2000–2010e
Table 109: Tesco UK store portfolio 2000–2010e
Table 110: Tesco space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 111: Brantano key facts 2010
Table 112: Brantano space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 113: Dune Group key facts 2010
Table 114: Dune space allocation vs footwear average 2009
Table 115: Faith key facts 2010
Table 116: Faith space allocation vs footwear average 2009

LIST OF FIGURES:

Figure 1: Y-o-Y change % in footwear sales vs clothing 2000–2010e
Figure 2: Footwear market deflation/inflation 2000–2010e
Figure 3: Winners and losers in footwear market share 2010e on 2009
Figure 4: Footwear market shares 2005 and 2010e
Figure 5: Footwear retailers sales growth 2009/10e on 2008/09
Figure 6: Footwear retailers space growth 2009/10e on 2008/09
Figure 7: Footwear retailers UK sales densities 2007/08 & 2008/09
Figure 8: Footwear retailers UK operating margins 2003/04 and 2008/09
Figure 9: Key issues for footwear retailers 2010
Figure 10: Footwear positioning map 2010
Figure 11: Footwear space growth of clothing specialists 2001–2010
Figure 12: Channel share of footwear market; 2005 and 2010e
Figure 13: Value retailers share of footwear market & growth 2004–2010
Figure 14: Matalan footwear and accessories department Sutton 2009
Figure 15: Footwear deflation/inflation 1994–2013e
Figure 16: Drivers of footwear inflation and how retailers can react 2010
Figure 17: Fashion trends 2010
Figure 18: Functionality in footwear 2010
Figure 19: New Look, Oxford Street 2010
Figure 20: Asda sales and growth to December 2004–2009e
Figure 21: Asda operating profit to December 2003–2008
Figure 22: Asda UK retail sales density to December 2004–2009e
Figure 23: Asda footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 24: Asda footwear sales to December 2004–2009e
Figure 25: Asda footwear sales density to December 2004–2009e
Figure 26: Asda footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 27: Barratt Priceless sales and growth to January 2005–2010e
Figure 28: Stylo operating profit to January 2003–2008
Figure 29: Barratt Priceless UK sales density to January 2005–2010e
Figure 30: Barratts footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 31: PriceLess footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 32: Barratt Priceless footwear sales to January 2005–2010e
Figure 33: Barratt Priceless footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 34: C&J Clark UK & Eire sales and growth to January 2005–2010e
Figure 35: C&J Clark group operating profit to January 2004–2009
Figure 36: C&J Clark UK sales density 2005–2010e
Figure 37: Clarks footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 38: C&J Clark UK footwear retail sales to January 2005–2010e
Figure 39: C&J Clark footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 40: JD Sports Fashion sales and growth, year end January 2005-2010e
Figure 41: JD Sports operating profit year end January 2005-2010
Figure 42: JD Sports Fashion estimated sales per sq ft for total UK, year end January 2005-2010e
Figure 43: JD Sports Fashion Footwear Space Allocation 2006–2009
Figure 44: JD Sports Fashion footwear sales, year to January 2005e-2010e
Figure 45: JD Sports footwear market share, December 2005e-2010e
Figure 46: Kurt Geiger UK sales and growth to January 2005–2010e
Figure 47: Kurt Geiger UK operating profit to January 2004–2009
Figure 48: Kurt Geiger UK sales density to January 2005–2010e
Figure 49: Kurt Geiger footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 50: Kurt Geiger footwear sales to January 2005–2010e
Figure 51: Kurt Geiger footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 52: Marks & Spencer UK sales and growth to March 2005–2010e
Figure 53: M&S UK operating profit to March 2004–2009
Figure 54: Marks & Spencer online sales to March 2008–2011e
Figure 55: M&S UK sales density to March 2005–2010e
Figure 56: M&S footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 57: M&S footwear sales to March 2005–2010e
Figure 58: M&S footwear sales density to March 2005–2010e
Figure 59: M&S footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 60: New Look UK sales and growth to March 2005–2010e
Figure 61: New Look group operating profit to March 2004–2009
Figure 62: New Look online sales to March 2007–2012e
Figure 63: New Look UK sales density 2005–2010e
Figure 64: New Look footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 65: New Look footwear sales to March 2005–2010e
Figure 66: New Look footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 67: Next UK sales and growth to January 2005–2010
Figure 68: Next Brand operating profit to January 2005–2010
Figure 69: Next turnover – Y-o-Y change to January 2006–2010
Figure 70: Next UK sales density to January 2005–2010
Figure 71: Next footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 72: Next Brand UK footwear sales to January 2005–2010
Figure 73: Next footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 74: Office sales and growth to January 2005–2010e
Figure 75: Office group operating profit to January 2004–2009
Figure 76: Office UK sales density to January 2005–2010e
Figure 77: Office footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 78: Office footwear sales to January 2005–2010e
Figure 79: Office footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 80: Primark UK sales and growth to September 2004–2009e
Figure 81: Primark UK operating profit to September 2003–2008
Figure 82: Primark group store numbers to September 2004–2009e
Figure 83: Primark UK sales density to September 2004–2009e
Figure 84: Primark footwear sales to September 2004–2009e
Figure 85: Primark footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 86: River Island UK sales and growth to December 2004–2009e
Figure 87: River Island group operating profit to December 2003–2008
Figure 88: River Island UK sales density to December 2004–2009e
Figure 89: River Island footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 90: River Island UK footwear sales to December 2004–2009e
Figure 91: River Island footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 92: Schuh sales and growth to March 2005–2010
Figure 93: Schuh group operating profit to March 2004–2009
Figure 94: Schuh UK sales density to March 2005–2010
Figure 95: Schuh footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 96: Schuh footwear sales to March 2005–2010e
Figure 97: Schuh footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 98: Shoe Zone Group sales and growth to December 2004–2009
Figure 99: Shoe Zone Group operating profit to December 2003–2008
Figure 100: Shoe Zone Group sales density to December 2004–2009e
Figure 101: Shoe Zone retail brand footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 102: Stead & Simpson footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 103: Shoe Zone retail brand footwear sales to December 2004–2009
Figure 104: Shoe Zone retail brand footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 105: Stead & Simpson footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 106: Sports Direct UK sales and growth to April 2005–2010e
Figure 107: Sports Direct operating profit to April 2004–2009
Figure 108: Sports Direct UK sales density to April 2005–2010e
Figure 109: Sports Direct footwear space breakdown 2009
Figure 110: Sports Direct footwear sales to April 2005–2010e
Figure 111: Sports Direct footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 112: Tesco UK sales and growth to February 2005–2010e
Figure 113: Tesco UK operating profit to February 2004–2009
Figure 114: Tesco online sales to February 2005–2009
Figure 115: Tesco UK sales density to February 2005–2010
Figure 116: Tesco footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 117: Tesco footwear sales to February 2005–2010e
Figure 118: Tesco footwear sales density to February 2005–2010e
Figure 119: Tesco footwear market share 2005–2010e
Figure 120: Brantano footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 121: Dune footwear space breakdown 2007–2009
Figure 122: Faith footwear space breakdown 2006–2009
Figure 123: Classic French Sole ballet pumps 2010
Figure 124: LK Bennett Shoes 2010
Figure 125: UGG boots 2010

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