Retail Forecasts H2 2012: UK DIY Superstores Forecasts
by ReportLinker.com on Aug 08, 2012
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A unique forecasting tool providing dynamic forecasts and analysis of market demand and price pressures. Inflation, volume and value growth are estimated quarterly to Q4 2014 to give market size and ...
A unique forecasting tool providing dynamic forecasts and analysis of market demand and price pressures. Inflation, volume and value growth are estimated quarterly to Q4 2014 to give market size and trends. This is a sector report covering the UK DIY superstores market.Plan your pricing strategies by understanding the course inflation and volumes will take over the next 10 quarters in the DIY superstores marketCreate long term business plans based on our sector summary, which forecasts how the key economic metrics will evolve over the next two yearsDevelop decision making based on economic, consumer and sector specific forecastsDIY superstores have been significantly affected by the inclement weather in Q2 with sales declining by 5.5%, the sharpest drop in the last three years. Seasonal sales at B&Q fell by 30% between February and April 2012 and 80% of Homebase's 8.1% like-for-like decline for the three months to May was due to seasonal.Inflation is set to be at its lowest level of the last three years at just 2.9% for the whole year. Factors behind this lower rate of inflation include the superstores improving their supply chains, the greater proportion of common own-brand ranges and high levels of discounting to sell through old ranges of seasonal stock.DIY superstores are set to return to growth in 2013 due to the soft comparatives in gardening. DIY will support this growth as more financial stable shoppers start to re-decorate their home before putting it onto the market. Growth will slow in 2014 due to gardening's strong comparatives but will see an uplift from kitchen and bathroom sales.How did the heavy rainfall impact the DIY superstores market in Q2'Once the market returns to growth, will it be driven by inflation or volumes'How are retailers combating the challenging market conditions at present'
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