United Kingdom (UK) Supermalls Market Size, Trends, Categories, Consumer Attitudes and Key Players to 2027

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United Kingdom (UK) Supermalls Market Report Overview

The UK supermalls market size was GBP 10.4 billion in 2022. The market is expected to grow at a CAGR of more than 1% during 2022-2027. The supermall market is anticipated to grow at an accelerating rate over the forecast period, driven by increased investment by local authorities, supermalls, and retailers. Supermalls must continue to invest in marketing and expanding retail and leisure services to maintain demand, as this will be key in bolstering footfall and ensuring that supermalls themselves remain an attractive location for retailers to invest in.

UK Supermalls Market Outlook, 2022-2027 (GBP Billion)

UK Supermalls Market Outlook, 2022-2027 (GBP Billion)

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The United Kingdom (UK) Supermalls market research report offers comprehensive insight and analysis of the UK Supermalls, the key retailers, and consumer attitudes. It provides an in-depth analysis of the market size and forecasts, sector performance and forecasts, retailer usage across different sectors, and consumer data.

Market Size (2022) GBP 10.4 billion
CAGR (2022-2027) >1%
Historical Period 2017-2022
Forecast Period 2023-2027
Key Sectors ·       Clothing & Footwear

·       Health & Beauty

·       Electricals

·       Homewares

·       Food & Grocery

·       Furniture & Floorcoverings

·       DIY & Gardening

Key Retailers ·       Primark

·       Currys

·       JD Sports

·       H&M

·       Boots

·       John Lewis & Partners

·       Pandora

·       WH Smith

·       Smyths Toys

Leading Supermalls ·       Trafford Centre

·       Westfield London

·       Meadowhall

·       Bluewater

·       Westfield Stratford City

·       Lakeside

·       Manchester Amdale

·       Metrocentre

·       Merry Hill

·       Eldon Square

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UK Supermalls Market Trends

Supermalls are regarded as prime locations for many retailers as they enable retailers to showcase the best of their proposition, as well as supplement retail with leisure facilities. Hence companies are enticed to invest in these locations given the expectation of high footfall. Supermalls would further benefit from working with new retailers, whose presence is predominantly on high streets, to open flagship stores in these locations.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath, coupled with the ongoing cost-of-living crisis, consumers are limiting their spending on non-essential products. This has led to retailers closing stores in supermalls. Moreover, increased rents and energy prices have led to retailers being forced to back out of contracts earlier than expected, leaving less time to find successors and leaving vacant units in supermalls.

UK Supermalls Market Segmentation by Sectors

The key sectors in the UK supermall market are clothing & footwear, health & beauty, electricals, homewares, food & grocery, furniture & floorcoverings, DIY & gardening, among others. Clothing & footwear continues to be the strongest sector in the supermalls market and experienced the highest growth rate in 2022. The retailers in this sector have been performing well in supermalls, with expansions into bigger units coming as the next logical step.

UK Supermalls Market Analysis by Sectors, 2022 (%)

UK Supermalls Market Analysis by Sectors, 2022 (%)

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UK Supermalls Market - Competitive Landscape

Some of the leading retailers in the UK supermalls market are Primark, Currys, JD Sports, H&M, Boots, John Lewis & Partners, Pandora, WH Smith, and Smyths Toys.

UK Supermalls Market Analysis by Retailers, 2023

UK Supermalls Market Analysis by Retailers, 2023

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Some of the leading supermalls in the UK are Trafford Centre, Westfield London, Meadowhall, Bluewater, Westfield Stratford City, Lakeside, Manchester Amdale, Metrocentre, Merry Hill, and Eldon Square. Consumers prefer Trafford Centre supermall the most.

UK Supermalls Market Analysis, 2023 (%)

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Segments Covered in the Report

UK Supermalls Market Sectors Outlook (Value, GBP Billion, 2017-2027)

  • Clothing & Footwear
  • Health & Beauty
  • Electricals
  • Homewares
  • Food & Grocery
  • Furniture & Floorcoverings
  • DIY & Gardening


  • Retailer investment will ensure clothing & footwear remains the prevalent sector as players such as Primark and H&M update and open key stores.
  • Primark is the most visited retailer for clothing & footwear as its large, destination stores appeal to a broad audience.
  • The variety of retailers, leisure and food services drives the appeal of supermalls as 45.3% of visitors prefer supermalls over other locations because of the wide choice of retailers.

Key Highlights

Clothing & footwear continues to be a dominant sector in the UK supermalls market, with sales up over 10% between 2022 and 2027. As many supermall locations are heavily saturated with clothing & footwear retailers, this sector is key in driving growth in the market with these retailers achieving robust growth in 2022 and into 2023.

Electricals has the lowest projected growth in the forecast period, up 1% between 2022 and 2027. This is due in part to the offline electricals market being forecast to remain relatively flat in the coming years, with growth in the overall market being driven by the online channel.

Though consumers have been visiting supermalls less often in 2023, down on 2022, the time spent in supermalls has increased on the previous year.

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  • Understand the key drivers behind consumers visiting supermalls, and the services used in this location.
  • Use our in-depth analysis of the challenges faced by the supermalls market, and what existing retailers must to do keep consumers visiting this location.
  • View our forecasts for supermalls up to 2027, including which sectors are expected to prosper in the next five years.

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Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive Summary
  • 2. Key Trends in the UK Supermalls Market 2022-2027

    • 2.1. Key trends

  • 3. UK Supermalls Market 2022-2027

    • 3.1. Market size and forecasts
    • 3.2. Sector performance and forecasts

  • 4. Competitive Landscape

    • 4.1. Retailer usage

  • 5. Consumers

    • 5.1. Penetration & profile
    • 5.2. Sectors visited & shopped
    • 5.3. Visitor frequency
    • 5.4. Visit drivers
    • 5.5. Preference drivers
    • 5.6. Services usage
    • 5.7. Travel time, method of travel & time spend at locations

  • 6. Methodology, Definitions & Contacts

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