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Researching… the retail industry?


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If you’re researching any aspect of the retail industry, read on for some of our best resources on the topic. Check out the following:


Full-text access to UK and US industry reports and global industry analysis across a wide range of sectors of retail. Current reports cover many areas of the industry, including food and drink retailing, tech, footwear and clothing, furnishings and more. Content includes a detailed analysis of the current industry performance, competitive landscape and future outlook. You can find reports easily by browsing by industry sector, by SIC or NAICS codes or searching by keyword.

Anything else I should know?

Reports are updated on average three times per year.


In-depth industry reports on over 100 countries and regions of the world under the BMI heading. The Retail Report includes a SWOT analysis along with a market overview, competitor information and industry risk/reward index. Detailed industry forecasts for the retail industry by retail sub-sector and demographics are also included.

Anything else I should know?

Reports updated quarterly.


A more customer-focused look at various sectors of the UK retail industry, including Clothing, DIY, Electrical Goods, Beauty, Furniture, Sports Goods, Online Retailing and more. Content covers market size, market trends, SWOT analysis, consumer attitudes, market forecasts and company profiles.

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Anything else I should know?

Users must accept Mintel’s Conditions of Use to access the site. Reports updated every 12-24 months.

Any questions?

If you have any further questions on industry research, please do get in touch.

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Written By: Karen Stokes

A Business Librarian since 2009, Karen leads support for the Cranfield MBA courses, both full-time and Executive.

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