Investment in destination appeal by premium/luxury department store retailers continues to attract shoppers, outperforming the market compared with midmarket players, says GlobalData.
GlobalData’s latest report: ‘UK Department Stores 2018-2023’, explains that the high –end department stores such as Selfridges and Harrods are benefitting from the fall in the value of the pound driving tourism. However, the likes of House of Fraser, Debenhams and Marks and Spencer have failed to capitalize on this due to a confused proposition and unclear purpose. This has resulted in House of Fraser recently announcing that it has plans to close 31 stores – more than half of its UK Chain.
Premium/luxury players will ensure that they will remain appealing for shoppers and tourists through continued investment in destination appeal. As a result, these retailers will outperform the overall growth of the department store market over the next five years.
The report predicts that midmarket players will continue to underperform and will see their market share eroded further by specialist retailers, discounters and online pure-plays.
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