CALLING ALL INDEPENDENT COOKSHOPS AND HOUSEWARES STOCKISTS
PLEASE TAKE PART IN:

Progressive Housewares & HousewaresNews.net’s RETAIL BAROMETER
in conjunction with bira

Please respond by Friday 28th February, 2020.

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* 1. A little bit about you.

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* 2. How did your business fare in 2019 compared to 2018?

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* 3. If better or worse, by how much roughly? %

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* 4. Compared to 2018 do you think the average spend in 2019 per customer in your shop…

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* 5. What main factors had a positive effect on your business in 2019? (Please select 1st, 2nd and 3rd)

  1st 2nd 3rd
Online/website
Social media
New housewares products
Eco-friendly products (eg encouraging less single-use plastic)
Diversification outside housewares
TV cooking programmes
New customers
Promotional activity
Local competition closing down
Shopfit
Staff
Enhanced windows/displays
Shift towards gift-able cookshop products
Events (such as demonstrations or cookery classes)
Services offered in-store (such as knife sharpening or cake tin hire)
Other (please state)

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* 6. What main factors had a detrimental effect on your business in 2019? (Please select 1st, 2nd and 3rd)

  1st 2nd 3rd
Lower footfall
The UK economy
Uncertainty surrounding Brexit
Competitive websites
Expansion of discount/deep value retailers
Competition from multiples
Expansion of housewares products in supermarkets
Parking issues
Rent review
Business rates
Higher staff costs
Suppliers selling directly to consumers
Other

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* 7. What promotions and/or advertising did you run in 2019?

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* 8. Which one of the above was most useful in attracting footfall and/or generating sales?

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* 9. Which social media (if any) do you use to promote your business?

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* 10. Do you think environmental concerns affected consumer buying in 2019?

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* 11. How will environmental concerns influence your buying in 2020?

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* 12. What are your expectations for your business for 2020?

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* 13. What do you anticipate about your staff level?

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* 14. How do you regard the effect of Brexit on your business in the longer term?

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* 15. How do you view the future of independent cookshops and housewares retailers in the next 3-5 years?

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* 16. What one word (polite!) would you select to describe the UK housewares industry today?

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* 17. If you had a magic wand, which one thing would you change about the housewares industry?

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* 18. How do you view online operators in the housewares sector (eg Amazon)?

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* 19. How do you view the supermarkets’ continuing expansion in housewares?

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* 20. How do you view housewares suppliers selling online direct to the public?

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* 21. Which of the above is the biggest threat to your business?

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* 22. How did the following sectors fare in 2019?

  Increased Stable Declined
Bakeware
Barware
Cake decorating
Cast iron cookware
Casual dining
Ceramic-coated cookware
Children’s products
Glassware
Knives
Mugs
Non-stick cookware
'On-the-go' food storage/bottles etc
Oven-to-tableware
Preserving
Small electricals
Stainless steel cookware
Textiles
Tools and gadgets
Waste management
Other housewares (please state)……

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* 23. What products (other than the above) did you diversify into or expand your selection last year (if any) within your cookshop? (eg greeting cards/gift food/candles)

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* 24. What was your ultimate ‘hero’ product in 2019? (Please state the name and brand of the product/range.)

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* 25. What achievement are you most proud of (at your retail outlet/s during 2019)?

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* 26. Your views! Any other comments, views, feedback, ideas etc.

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