Specialist Non-Food Retailing
Specialist non-food retailers are under an unprecedented amount
of pressure from supermarkets and online specialists looking to
take core sales, as well as from increasingly hard-pressed
consumers who want better prices and expect good service.
For the purposes of this review, the category consists of a wide
range of non-food businesses in distinct specialist categories,
including (in alphabetical order):
- Books, cards, stationery and news
- Charity shops
- Health & beauty retailers
- Jewellery retailers
- Music & entertainment retailers
- Sports & outdoor leisure retailers
- Toys & games retailers
All are affected to a greater or lesser extent by encroachment
from supermarkets, changes in technology that are either altering
the products they sell or the way in which products are bought, or
both, and the impact of the economic downturn on demand.
This review considers the impact of these changes, and
sub-sector reports on specialist retail categories that accompany
this review give detailed insight into how factors specific to
specialist categories are affecting retail business and how
retailers can adapt their proposition for the future.
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