Discover our blogs

Aerospace | Cranfield University


Agrifood | Cranfield University


Alumni | Cranfield University


Careers | Cranfield University


Careers | Cranfield University

Defence and Security

Design | Cranfield University


Energy and Power | Cranfield University

Energy and Sustainability

Environment | Cranfield University


Forensics | Cranfield University


Libraries | Cranfield University


Libraries | Cranfield University

Manufacturing and Materials

Libraries | Cranfield University

School of Management

Libraries | Cranfield University

Transport Systems

Water | Cranfield University


Homepage / Researching… the retail industry

Researching… the retail industry


Photo of shopping trolley

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. Current reports cover many areas of the retail industry, including Bakery Product Retailing, Mobile Telephone Retailers, Book Retailers, Toy Retailing, and Clothing Retailing. 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.

Retail industry IBISWorld


In-depth industry reports on over 100 countries and regions of the world. 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.

MintelRetail industry Mintel

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.

Anything else I should know?

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


Industry reports for many countries on various aspects of retailing – from clothing, footwear, accessories and luxury goods, to food and drink specialists, and electricals and electronics. Reports include market commentaries along with Porter’s Five Forces analyses and profiles of leading companies. Individual profiles are also available for major companies worldwide.

Anything else I should know?

Reports updated every 12-24 months. Also check out the latest case studies.

Any questions?

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

Public domain image by Pixabay, CC0

Written By: Sheila Chudasama

Categories & Tags:

Leave a comment on this post:

Sign up for more information about studying master’s and research degrees at Cranfield

Sign up now
Go to Top