Well heeled: The industry has recorded fairly consistent growth, despite strong competition

The industry has faced challenging conditions in recent years. Over the past decade, the industry has grappled with competition from external vendors, such as clothing retailers and department stores. Competition has intensified further as major supermarkets such as Tesco and Asda have expanded their footwear ranges, pricing them to rival specialist retailers. Demand was negatively affected as consumers took advantage of knock-down prices and the convenience afforded by supermarkets. At the beginning of the period, operators were affected by the faltering nature of the UK’s economic recovery. In 2013-14, for example, falling household disposable incomes led to a contraction in revenue...read more.

Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 14-19
Forecast Growth 19-24

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Growth has been supported by multichannel sales, despite strong external competition
  • The online sphere has become key, with delivery options an important source of competition
  • Investment in technology, such as warehouse management systems, is expected to increase
  • Industry Report - Industry Key Buyers Chapter

    The large number of small enterprises in the industry illustrates the low level of market share concentration. Despite the proliferation of stores belonging to a few main brands, the industry remains fragmented. IBISWorld expects the four largest players in the industry, Clarks, Office, Schuh and Shoe Zone, to control 26.8% of the total market in 2018-19. No one player is big enough to dominate the entire market. The fragmented nature of the industry is also evident in the distribution of enterprises by employment size. According to the latest estimates from the Office for National Statistics, 87.5% of enterprises employed fewer than 10 people in 2017, whereas only 1.8% employed 100 or more across all their stores...purchase to read more.

    Additional Insights for the Footwear Retailers Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Footwear Retailers Industry are

  • Proximity to key markets
  • Provision of goods currently favoured by the market
  • Ability to control stock on hand
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Real private consumption expenditure and Demand from clothing retailing in the Footwear Retailers industry impact industry performance..

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    What is the Footwear Retailers Industry?

    Industry participants concentrate on selling footwear through both bricks-and-mortar stores and online portals. Retailers that solely operate online are excluded from the industry. The sale of specialised sports footwear, such as ski boots, is also not included in the industry.

    Industry Products
  • Men's footwear
  • Children's footwear
  • Women's footwear
  • Accessories
  • Delivery services
  • Industry Activities
  • Retailing women's footwear
  • Retailing men's footwear
  • Retailing children's footwear
  • Table of Contents

    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Real private consumption expenditure
  • Demand from clothing retailing
  • Consumer confidence index
  • Demand from supermarkets

  • Current Performance
  • Competitive landscape
  • Expanding markets
  • Steps forward
  • Current concerns
  • Profit performance
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • A foot in
  • Competing online
  • Technological change and profit
  • Competitive landscape
  • Table: Footwear Retailers Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Footwear Retailers Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Bricklaying & Other Specialised Construction Services
  • Clothing & Footwear Wholesaling
  • Footwear Manufacturing
  • Furniture, Carpet & Lighting Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Women's footwear
  • Men's footwear
  • Children's footwear
  • Delivery services
  • Accessories
  • Chart: Footwear Retailers Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Disposable income and consumer sentiment
  • Price and substitutes
  • Social factors

  • Major Markets
  • Consumers aged between 30 and 49
  • Consumers aged 29 and under
  • Consumers aged between 50 and 64
  • Consumers aged over 65
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Footwear Retailers Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
    ProfitPurchasesWagesRentDepreciationOther costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Footwear Retailers

  • Basis of Competition
    Internal competitionExternal competition
    Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Footwear Retailers Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    C&J Clark Limited, Office Holdings Limited, Schuh Limited,
  • Table: C&J Clark Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Office Holdings Limited - financial performance
  • Table: Schuh Limited - financial performance

  • Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Footwear Retailers Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Table: Industry Data for the Footwear Retailers Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2010-2024)
  • Industry Gross Product (2010-2024)
  • Establishments (2010-2024)
  • Businesses (2010-2024)
  • Employment (2010-2024)
  • Wages (2010-2024)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Bricks-And-Mortar Stores
  • A store with a physical building and a high-street presence.
  • Discretionary Spending
  • Spending on goods that are not considered to be a necessity but are bought with the income left over after rent, taxes and bills have been paid.
  • National Non-Domestic Rates (Nndr)
  • A tax on the occupation of non-domestic property. Also commonly known as business rates.
  • Pure-Play Online Retailer
  • A retailer that only sells over the internet without a physical high-street presence.
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