Retail market research

We deal in market retail science, not therapy. Four out of five of the world’s most successful retailers use Mintel to develop their offerings, understand their competitors’ shoppers and manage their suppliers.


At Mintel, we deal in market retail science, not therapy. Four out of five of the world’s most successful retailers use Mintel to develop their offerings, understand their competitors’ shoppers and manage their suppliers. We offer a rich combination of published and consulting services to give you the multi-layered market research and intelligence you need to succeed in the business of retailing. Retailing market data. Information on size, segmentation and share. Robust and revealing retail consumer research. Bespoke fieldwork from more than 25,000 shoppers in over 130 countries worldwide. Our international team of expert retail industry analysts pulls all those resources together and mine them for insight. We observe, question, test and assess. Then we tell you what it means. Powerful data, original thought.

OUR Solutions for Retail market research

Mintel Reports

Mintel Reports include detailed consumer research, sales data and market information along with analysis, context and commentary to provide the complete picture of the past, present and future of key markets.

Mintel Trends

By tracking trends, analyzing and interpreting consumer behavior, Mintel Trends helps you understand changes in culture, markets and brands so you can target consumers more effectively.


Mintel Market Sizes is a fast, reliable database of global market information, including sizes, segmentation, market shares and forecast.


With access to a global network of more than 30,000 field evaluators, Mintel Field Services provides authentic consumer reporting with data that monitors competition and informs sales strategy.


Comperemedia provides competitive intelligence, customer engagement metrics and expert analysis of omnichannel marketing.


From market assessment to landscape analysis, Mintel Consulting delivers a fresh viewpoint supported by rigorous data on brand, innovation, strategy and consumer insight.


Some retail market intelligence is just window shopping. Mintel’s retail clients need to go beyond that. You want in-depth data on retail markets worldwide – sales performance, space allocation, store portfolios. Innovation in products, ranges, service and formats. You need to benchmark your own business, with pricing or point of sale audit, mystery shopping and competitor intelligence. You must keep up with fast-moving retail and consumer trends – multichannel, omni-channel, online and mobile. Automation and personalisation. Cultural, urban and societal change. Above all, you need to understand how it fits together – to see your place in the bigger picture, global trends in the local context. What are the opportunities for your business?

Category Coverage

Beauty retail

Grocery retail

Home wares retail

Fashion retail

Electronics retail

Internet shopping

Omni channel retail


Consumer research

Global new product launch

Sales data

Market size

Market forecast

Market share


Packaging concepts

Space allocation

Retailer performance

International consumer spending

Trending Reports

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This report is designed to give an overview of the UK online retail market. We look at all online sales, both from store-based retailers and those that only trade online. We include an overview of the market, including forecasts for the way the market will develop, in-depth consumer analysis using our own data, and a look at the key players in the market through company profiles.

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us coffee consumption market research report


Consumer spending on furniture grew by 4.5% to £17.2 billion in 2018, underpinned by the return of real wage growth, resilient consumer confidence and an estimated additional 200,000 homes to furnish. However, the rate of this narrowed from 9.8% following a bumper 2017, as the market continues to navigate caution around Brexit headwinds, and housing transactions cooled for a second year.