United Kingdom (UK) Retail Occasions Market by Sector, Size, Share and Growth Analysis to 2023

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  • The report offers a comprehensive overview of the market size for key occasions from 2018-2023.
  • These key occasions are Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day, Summer Holidays, Back to School, Halloween, Black Friday, and Christmas.
  • The report analyses the market growth and the market shares of the top five retailers for each key occasion overall, and for core categories.

How is our ‘UK Retail Occasions’ report unique from other reports in the market?

  • Use our in-depth consumer insight to learn about retailers’ spend and their growth in different occasions in the UK and to ensure that product offers are catering to the needs and wants of customers.
  • Understand what drives consumers to use a retailer for their purchases, such as convenience, value for money, and delivery options to maximize sales potential.
  • Use our average spend data to understand how much consumers are spending on each occasion.

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United Kingdom (UK) Retail Occasions Market Report Overview

The United Kingdom key occasions market rose between 2018 and 2023, owing to the rising celebrations during Christmas. Halloween expenditure decreased in 2023 compared to 2018, making it the worst-performing occasion during the period.

The GlobalData retail occasions market report is part of the retail occasions series and offers a comprehensive overview of the market size for key occasions for 2018-2023. These key occasions are Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day, Summer, Back to school, Halloween, and Black Friday. The report analyzes the market growth and the market shares of the top five retailers for each key occasion overall and core categories.

Market Size (2023) £39,327.4m
Key Occasions ·        Christmas

·        Valentine’s Day

·        Mother’s Day

·        Easter

·        Father’s Day

Key Retailers ·        Tesco

·        ASDA

·        Primark

·        Amazon

·        Sainsbury’s

·        Marks & Spencer

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UK Retail Occasions Market Segmentation by Sectors

The key sectors of the UK retail occasions’ market are Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Easter, Father’s Day, Summer, Back to school, Halloween, and Black Friday. The UK retail occasions market witnessed highest sales during Christmas.

Christmas: Christmas market comprises seasonal food & drink, gifting, and seasonal non-food items. Tesco was the leading retailer in the UK during Christmas in 2023, followed by ASDA, Amazon, Sainbury’s, and Marks and Spencer.

Valentine’s Day: The Valentine’s Day market comprises food & drink, gifting, and seasonal non-food items. Tesco was the leading retailer in the UK during Valentine’s Day in 2023, followed by Marks and Spencer, ASDA, Sainbury’s, and Morrisons.

Mother’s Day: The Mother’s Day market comprises food & drink, gifting, and seasonal non-food items. Tesco was the leading retailer in the UK during Mother’s Day in 2023, followed by ASDA, Marks and Spencer, Sainbury’s, and Morrisons.

UK Retail Occasions Market Segmentation by Sectors

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Segments Covered in the Report

UK Retail Occasions Sectors Outlook (Value, £ Billion, 2018-2023)

  • Christmas
  • Summer
  • Black Friday
  • back to school
  • Easter
  • Mother’s Day
  • Valentine’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Halloween

Key Highlights

The total key occasions market rose between 2018 to 2023, with the largest increase coming from Christmas.

Halloween was the only occasion to experience a decline between 2018 and 2023, having experienced the same fate between 2017 and 2022.

The UK Christmas market accounted for almost half of the total key occasions market in 2023.

Aldi
Amazon
Argos
ASDA
ASOS
B&Q
Blackwell's
Boots
Card Factory
Clintons
Currys
JD Sports
John Lewis & Partners
Marks & Spencer
Morrisons
Next
Primark
Sainsbury's
Smyths Toys
Sports Direct
Superdrug
Tesco
The Range
The Very Group
The Works
Waterstones
WH Smith

Table of Contents

Key occasions overall: market sizes & growth rates

Christmas: market sizes & growth rates

Christmas: market shares

Valentine’s Day: market sizes & growth rates

Valentine’s Day: market shares

Mother’s Day: market sizes & growth rates

Mother’s Day: market shares

Easter: market sizes & growth rates

Easter: market shares

Father’s Day: market sizes & growth rates

Father’s Day: market shares

Summer: market sizes & growth rates

Summer: market shares

Back to school: market sizes & growth rates

Back to school: market shares

Halloween: market sizes & growth rates

Halloween: market shares

Black Friday: market sizes & growth rates

Black Friday: market shares

Technical details: Consumer survey work

Table

Key occasions market sizes, 2018 & 2023 and growth rates

Figures

Key occasions share of the total key occasions market, 2023

Total key occasions retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total key occasions retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Key occasions share of total retail, 2018 – 2023

Total Christmas retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Christmas retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Overall Christmas retail market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Christmas gifting retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Christmas gifting retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Christmas gifting market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Christmas food & drink retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Christmas food & drink retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Christmas food & drink market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Christmas festive items retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Christmas festive items retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Christmas festive items market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Valentine’s Day retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Valentine’s Day retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Overall Valentine’s Day retail market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Valentine’s Day gifting retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Valentine’s Day gifting retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Valentine’s Day gifting market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Valentine’s Day food & drink retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Valentine’s Day food & drink retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Valentine’s Day food & drink market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Valentine’s Day non-food items retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Valentine’s Day non-food items retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Valentine’s Day non-food items market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Mother’s Day retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Mother’s Day retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Overall Mother’s Day retail market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Mother’s Day gifting retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Mother’s Day gifting retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Mother’s Day gifting market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Mother’s Day food & drink retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Mother’s Day food & drink retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Mother’s Day food & drink market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Mother’s Day non-food items retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Mother’s Day non-food items retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Mother’s Day non-food items market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Easter retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Easter retail growth 2018 – 2023

Overall Easter retail market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Easter gifting retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Easter gifting retail growth 2018 – 2023

Easter gifting market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Easter food & drink retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Easter food & drink retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Easter food & drink market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Easter non-food items retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Easter non-food items retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Easter non-food items market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Father’s Day retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Father’s Day retail growth 2018 – 2023

Overall Father’s Day retail market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Father’s Day gifting retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Father’s Day gifting retail growth 2018 – 2023

Father’s Day gifting market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Father’s Day food & drink retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Father’s Day food & drink retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Father’s Day food & drink market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Father’s Day non-food items retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Father’s Day non-food items retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Father’s Day non-food market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Summer holidays retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Summer holidays retail growth 2018 – 2023

Overall summer retail market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total buying for summer holidays retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total buying for summer holidays retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Buying for summer holidays market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Summer holidays food & drink retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Summer holidays food & drink retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Summer holidays food & drink market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total general Summer retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total general Summer retail growth, 2018 – 2023

General summer market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total back to school retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total back to school retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Overall back to school retail market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total back to school uniform retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total back to school uniform retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Back to school uniform market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total back to school sports retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total back to school sports retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Back to school sports market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total back to school stationery retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total back to school stationery retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Back to school stationery market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total back to school accessories retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total back to school accessories retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Back to school accessories market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total back to school books retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total back to school books retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Back to school books market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Halloween retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Halloween retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Overall Halloween retail market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Halloween decorations retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Halloween decorations retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Halloween decorations market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Halloween costumes retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Halloween costumes retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Halloween costumes market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Halloween food retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Halloween food retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Halloween food market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Halloween entertainment & stationery retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Halloween entertainment & stationery retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Halloween entertainment & stationery market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Black Friday retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Black Friday retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Overall Black Friday retail market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Black Friday electricals & technology retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Black Friday electricals & technology retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Black Friday electricals & technology market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Black Friday clothing & footwear retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Black Friday clothing & footwear retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Black Friday clothing & footwear market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Black Friday health & beauty retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Black Friday health & beauty retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Black Friday health & beauty market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Black Friday entertainment & leisure retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Black Friday entertainment & leisure retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Black Friday entertainment & leisure market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Black Friday home retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Black Friday home retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Black Friday home market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Black Friday food & drink retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Black Friday food & drink retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Black Friday food & drink market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

Total Black Friday miscellaneous retail spend, 2018 – 2023

Total Black Friday miscellaneous retail growth, 2018 – 2023

Black Friday miscellaneous market shares, top 5, 2022 & 2023

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