Retail Occasions Series: UK Father’s Day 2019

The UK Father's Day 2019 report forms part of GlobalData's Retail Occasions series, and offers a comprehensive insight into the consumer dynamics and spending habits of British consumers for Father's Day. The report analyses the market, the major players, the main trends, and consumer attitudes.

Overall Father's Day penetration rose slightly to 51.7%, driven by an increase in those purchasing seasonal food & drink, as consumers chose to spend more time with their family for the occasion.

Scope

– Consumers rated Tesco as the top grocer for Father's Day, with the retailer scoring the highest for range, quality and display; and the second highest for price and interesting products.

– More consumers purchased food & drink overall for Father's Day this year, with penetration up to 28.1% as consumers focused on spending time with family, such as having a special meal at home.

– Value for money remained the key driver for retailer selection for Father's Day gifting, and average spends fell across numerous gifting categories as shoppers did not wish to splash out on this occasion.

Reasons to buy

– Use our in-depth consumer insight to learn which areas within Father's Day shopping are most important to ensure that product offerings 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 in order to maximise sales potential.

– Use our in-depth analysis of the leading retailers for the Father's Day occasion in order to understand how to appeal shoppers and maximise market share.

Companies mentioned

Marks & Spencer

Superdrug

Menkind

Waterstones

Tesco

John Lewis & Partners

Sainsbury's

Hotel Chocolat

Paperchase

Morrisons

Card Factory

ASDA

House of Fraser

Debenhams

Next

Sports Direct

Burton

Aldi

Topman

Co-op

Lidl

Waitrose

Amazon

Argos

JD Sports

WH Smith

Iceland

Monica Vinader

Home Bargains

Primark

Nike

H&M

Adidas

H. Samuel

Warren James

Fraser Hart

Very.co.uk

Swarovski

Size?

TK Maxx

Russell & Bromley

Matalan

B&M

JOY

Wilko

Robert Dyas

The White Company

Apple

The Works

Poundland

GAME

HMV

CeX

Zavvi.com

The Range

Moonpig.com

IKEA

B&Q

Richer Sounds

Hughes

Lakeland

Dunelm

Flying Tiger

The Entertainer

Runners Need

Mountain Warehouse

Clarks

Footlocker

Greenfingers.com

Wyevale

Littlewoods

Topps Tiles

Homebase

Clintons

Funkypigeon.com

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

THE KEY FINDINGS

The Key Findings

Consumers chose to spend more time with their family for the occasion

Average gifting spend fell across most categories, impacted by weak consumer confidence

Of those who were given the choice, 56.4% of consumers opted out of Father's Day communications

Trend insight – stores

Trend insight – online

CONSUMER ATTITUDES

Key findings

Buying dynamics

Financial wellbeing

Father's Day spending

Financing spending

Father's Day activities

Dining out choices

Dining in choices

Father's Day statements

Retailer selection

Retailer ratings – grocers

Retailer ratings – non-food retailers

Opting out of Father's Day communications

SEASONAL FOOD & DRINK

Key findings

Retailer selection

Channel usage

Store type

Device usage

Fulfilment

Retailer used

Spending

Buying dynamics

GIFTS

Key findings

Retailer selection

Channel usage

Store type

Device usage

Fulfilment

Average spend

Recipient

Retailer used

Buying dynamics

CARDS & GIFT WRAP

Key findings

Retailer selection

Channel usage

Store type

Device usage

Fulfilment

Average spend

Retailer used

Buying dynamics

METHODOLOGY

Technical details: consumer survey work

List of Tables

List of Tables

Retailer ratings across key measures – grocers, 2019

Retailer ratings across key measures – non-food retailers, 2019

Products purchased – treats, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – frest meat & meat alternatives, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – alcoholic drinks, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – fruit & vegetables, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – bakery, deserts & puddings, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – non-alcoholic drinks, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – fish, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – delicatessen products, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – ready meals, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – food & drink gifts, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – food & drink gifts, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – clothing, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – clothing, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – fine jewellery, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – fine jewellery, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – footwear & accessories, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – footwear & accessories, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – homewares, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – homewares, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – grooming & personal care, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – grooming & personal care, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – books, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – books, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – entertainment, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – entertainment, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – flowers & plants, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – flowers & plants, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – electricals, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – electricals, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – vouchers & money, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – stationery, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – stationery, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – experience, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – sports, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – sports, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – outdoor gardening products, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – outdoor gardening products, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – DIY & home improvement, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – DIY & home improvement, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – cards, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – cards, 2018 & 2019

Products purchased – gift wrap & accessories, 2018 & 2019

Retailers used – gift wrap & accessories, 2018 & 2019

List of Figures

List of Figures

Father's Day 2019 shopper penetration (by demographic and by region) & 2018 shopper penetration

Father's Day shopper profile, by demographic & by region, 2019

Father's Day 2019 retail shopper penetration (by demographic and by region) & 2018 retail shopper penetration

Father's Day 2019 leisure penetration (by demographic and by region) & 2018 leisure penetration

Financial wellbeing compared to last year, 2018 & 2019

Father's Day spending compared to last year, 2018 & 2019

How consumers financed Father's Day spending, 2018 & 2019

The proportion of Father's Day spending on retail vs. leisure, 2018 & 2019

Father's Day activities undertaken, 2019, and ppt change on 2018

Father's Day dining out choices, 2018 & 2019

Father's Day dining in choices, 2018 & 2019

Agreement statements about Father's Day, 2019

Retailers that did the best job promoting Father's Day, 2018 & 2019

Whether consumers were offered the option to opt out of Father's Day communications (by demographic), 2019

Whether consumers opted out of Father's Day communications (by demographic), 2019

Agreement statements about Father's Day communications, 2019

What's driving retailer selection (seasonal food & drink), 2019, and ppt change on 2018

Consumers using each channel for purchasing seasonal food & drink (browsed & purchased), 2019

Consumers using each store type for purchasing seasonal food & drink (browsed & purchased), 2019

Consumers using each device for purchasing seasonal food & drink (browsed & purchased), 2019

Fulfilment options for seasonal food & drink purchases made online, 2019

Top 10 retailers shopped at for seasonal food & drink, 2018 & 2019

Seasonal food & drink spend, by retailer and by average, 2019 and change on 2018 (£)

Father's Day 2019 seasonal food & drink penetration (by demographic) & 2018 seasonal food & drink penetration

Father's Day 2019 treats penetration (by demographic) & 2018 treats penetration

Father's Day 2019 fresh meat penetration (by demographic) & 2018 fresh meat penetration

Father's Day 2019 alcoholic drinks penetration (by demographic) & 2018 alcoholic drinks penetration

Father's Day 2019 fruit & vegetables penetration (by demographic) & 2018 fruit & vegetables penetration

Father's Day 2019 bakery, deserts & puddings penetration (by demographic) & 2018 bakery deserts & puddings penetration

Father's Day 2019 non-alcoholic drinks penetration (by demographic) & 2018 non-alcoholic drinks penetration

Father's Day 2019 fish penetration (by demographic) & 2018 fish penetration

Father's Day 2019 delicatessen products penetration (by demographic) & 2018 delicatessen products penetration

Father's Day 2019 ready meals penetration (by demographic) & 2018 ready meals penetration

Planned/impulse purchases (overall seasonal food & drink), 2018 & 2019

Planned/impulse purchases (seasonal food & drink categories), 2018 & 2019

What's driving retailer selection (gifts), 2019, and ppt change on 2018

Consumers using each channel for purchasing gifts (browsed & purchased), 2019

Consumers using each store type for purchasing Father's Day gifts (browsed & purchased), 2019

Consumers using each device for purchasing gifts (browsed & purchased), 2019

Fulfilment options for gifts purchases made online, 2019

Average spend on gifting categories, 2019, and change on 2018 (£)

Who consumers bought Father's Day gifts for, 2019, and ppt change on 2018

Top 10 retailers shopped at for gifts, 2018 & 2019

Father's Day 2019 gift penetration (by demographic) & 2018 gift penetration

Father's Day 2019 food & drink gifts penetration (by demographic) & 2018 food & drink gifts penetration

Father's Day 2019 clothing penetration (by demographic) & 2018 clothing penetration

Father's Day 2019 fine jewellery penetration (by demographic) & 2018 fine jewellery penetration

Father's Day 2019 footwear & accessories penetration (by demographic) & 2018 footwear & accessories penetration

Father's Day 2019 homewares penetration (by demographic) & 2018 homewares penetration

Father's Day 2019 grooming & personal care penetration (by demographic) & 2018 grooming & personal care penetration

Father's Day 2019 books penetration (by demographic) & 2018 books penetration

Father's Day 2019 entertainment penetration (by demographic) & 2018 entertainment penetration

Father's Day 2019 flowers & plants penetration (by demographic) & 2018 flowers & plants penetration

Father's Day 2019 electricals penetration (by demographic) & 2018 electricals penetration

Father's Day 2019 voucher & money penetration (by demographic) & 2018 voucher & money penetration

Father's Day 2019 stationery penetration (by demographic) & 2018 stationery penetration

Father's Day 2019 experience penetration (by demographic) & 2018 experience penetration

Father's Day 2019 sports penetration (by demographic) & 2018 sports penetration

Father's Day 2019 outdoor gardening products penetration (by demographic) & 2018 outdoor gardening products penetration

Father's Day 2019 DIY & home improvement penetration (by demographic) & 2018 home improvement penetration

Planned/impulse purchases (overall gifts), 2018 & 2019

Planned/impulse purchases (gift categories), 2018 & 2019

Personalisation (overall gifts), 2018 & 2019

Personalisation (gift categories), 2018 & 2019

What's driving retailer selection (cards & gift wrap), 2019, and ppt change on 2018

Consumers using each channel for purchasing cards & gift wrap (browsed & purchased), 2019

Consumers using each store type for purchasing cards & gift wrap (browsed & purchased), 2019

Consumers using each device for purchasing cards & gift wrap (browsed & purchased), 2019

Fulfilment options for cards & gift wrap purchases made online, 2019

Average spend on card & gift wrap products, 2019, and change on 2018 (£)

Top 10 retailers shopped at for cards & gift wrap, 2018 & 2019

Father's Day 2019 card & gift wrap penetration (by demographic) & 2018 card & gift wrap penetration

Father's Day 2019 cards penetration (by demographic) & 2018 cards penetration

Father's Day 2019 gift wrap & accessories penetration (by demographic) & 2018 gift wrap & accessories penetration

Planned/impulse purchases (overall card & gift wrap), 2018 & 2019

Planned/impulse purchases (card & gift wrap products), 2018 & 2019

Personalisation (overall cards), 2018 & 2019

Personalisation (card products), 2018 & 2019

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