According to the report analysis, ‘Christmas In The Uk 2017’ states that discounters and value retailers were the champions of Christmas 2017 as high expansion rates hit shoppers, with 41.1% of shoppers choosing retailers because of low prices. Moreover, the UK still has a remarkable portion of the citizenship that keeps Christmas in a very religious spirit and the trend of adult advent calendars continues to build, with 39.9% of advent calendar shoppers purchasing one for themselves. There will be numerous stalls during the Christmas in the various Christmas markets and the most prominent market is Blenheim Palace Christmas Market, Oxfordshire having more than 160 stalls which is the ideal place to shop. Moreover, Chester is another dominant market where an abundance of festive treats and gifts on offer, including regional products and quality local, jewelry, accessories, clothing, crafts and stocking fillers. Furthermore, the visitors will also be treated to delicious food and drinks, including local ales and hot chocolate from the real Ale Bar – ideal for maintaining warm during enjoying the market.
Marks and Spencer is the number one retailer that shoppers shift to for Christmas food shopping, highlight that although discounters are winning shoppers over in some sectors, the standard remains principal to consumers in others. Moreover, each year the sectors have enlarged from Princes Street Gardens onwards, where anyone can lose themselves in the Christmas tree maze and ride the big wheel to enjoy panoramic views over the city. Moreover, higher returns following the Christmas time are being operated by 16-24-year-olds, introducing logistical challenges for retailers and the movement of adult advent calendars pursues to make, with 35.9% of advent calendar shoppers buying one for themselves.
eBay, YouTube, Aldi, Lidl, Primark, Card Factory, Next, Debenhams, John Lewis, The White Company, Wilko, Home Bargains, B&M, Amazon, Boots, Fat Face, Zara, Tesco, Marks & Spencer, ASDA, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose, ASOS, Argos, Toys R Us/Babies R Us, Superdrug, WH Smith, House of Fraser, Poundland, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Co-op, Iceland, Waterstones, Smyth’s Toys, Lakeland, HMV, Disney store, Apple?iTunes, Matalan, New Look, TK Maxx, JD Sports, Sports Direct, Shoe Zone, Clarks, Pandora, H. Samuel, Warren James, Ernest Jones, Selfridges, Tiffany & Co, Beaverbrooks, Thorntons, The Body Shop, The Perfume Shop, Wyevale, B&Q, Homebase/Bunnings, Gardensupplydirect.co.uk, Dixons Carphone, GAME, The Range, Nike, Adidas, Very.co.uk, Ribble Cycles, Poundworld, The Entertainer, Maplin, Screwfix, Charlotte Tilbury, Jo Malone, Harrods, River island, Virgin Wines, Clinton Cards, Dunelm, IKEA, DFS, Dreams, Oak Furniture Land, ScS and other were the major key players at time of Christmas in the UK 2017 market and in the near future.
Clothing, Accessories, Leather goods, health, Footwear, Stationary, Electricals, Health, Beauty, Toys & games, Sports, Garden, Homewares, DIY, Food, Groceries, Gift wrap, Cards, Festive, Furniture are the major products in the Christmas UK 2017 market. Whereas, it is observed that the footwear, gifts, clothing are the major products which dominating the Christmas market every year and make the market more competitive and reliable and the key players of this market are working efficiently which make the market more profitable and provide better consumer experience as every year the Christmas market bring new innovations in the product and technology. Therefore, it is expected that in the coming years the Christmas Market in the UK will grow more significantly over the decades.
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Ankur Gupta, head marketing & communications