Impact of Brexit on Retail - Thematic Research

Impact of Brexit on Retail - Thematic Research


This report provides a comprehensive overview of the retail, consumer and regulatory trends post-Brexit along with a discussion on changes in the retail industry. The report goes on to discuss trade agreements made in response to Brexit as well as the impact on the retail value chain and players.

Brexit has significantly impacted consumers and retailers operating in the UK and the EU in a myriad of ways, including trade tariffs, movement of goods, changes in the labor market, and general repercussions relating to consumer attitudes and buying behavior across the region.


  • After months of negotiations, the UK and EU managed to agree on a deal that would determine their relationship going forward, which came into effect at 11pm on 31 December 2020, following a transition period (sometimes called an implementation period) that allowed discussions of new negotiations between the UK and the EU. Brexit will also provide fresh opportunities for retailers to consider and explore. there are still a lot of unknowns around Brexit’s impact on the retail landscape, with a lot of moving parts. The biggest shift will be in the administration and paperwork, such as new customs and ‘proof of origins’ declarations. While the largest retailers should be able to ultimately absorb these new ways of operating relatively easily, it will prove a much more noticeable burden for smaller companies.
Reasons to Buy
  • Gain an understand of the impact of Brexit on the retail landscape, in regulations, for retailers and brand owners.

Companies Mentioned

Dixons Carphone
JD sports
The John Lewis Partnership
Marks & Spencer

  • Executive summary
  • Players
    • Table Figure 1: The table below identifies winners and losers in the post-Brexit retail landscape
  • Thematic briefing
  • Trends
    • Retail trends
      • Table Retail trends
    • Consumer trends
      • Table Consumer trends
    • Regulatory trends
      • Table Regulatory trends
  • Industry analysis
    • Food
    • Apparel
    • Beauty
    • Electricals
    • Home
    • Timeline
      • Table Figure 2: Brexit story
    • Trade agreements in effect
      • Table Trade agreements in effect
  • Value chain
    • Table Figure 3: Brexit's impact on the retail value chain
    • Movement of goods
      • Supply chain
      • Import & export
      • The Irish border
      • Financial regulations
      • Relocation
      • Operational changes
    • Labor market changes
      • Immigration & talent
    • Consumer attitudes
      • Consumer preferences & trust
    • Opportunities post-Brexit
      • Non-EU trade partnerships
      • Domestic growth
      • M&A
  • Companies
    • Table Companies
  • Further reading
    • GlobalData reports
      • Table GlobalData reports
  • Our thematic research methodology
    • Table Figure 4: Our five-step approach for generating a sector scorecard
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