Press Releases

March 11, 2016

Key Note estimates that the apparent UK market for timber and joinery in the UK grew by 3.2% in 2015, and by 18.2% over the 5-year review period between 2011 and 2015. Over these years, the value of finished wood products grew by 19.1%, while the value...

March 11, 2016

According to Meat & Meat Products 2016, a new report from market intelligence provider Key Note, the meat and meat products market continued to expand in 2015, rising by 1.8% in market value from the previous year to total an estimated £19.85bn. This...

March 11, 2016

According to Toiletries, a new Market Report from Key Note, shoppers across the nation are spending more than ever before on the products for their bathroom cupboards. New innovations in anti-ageing skincare, male grooming products and oil-based...

March 11, 2016

According to Recruitment Agencies (Temporary & Contract), a new Market Update from Key Note, the UK temporary and contract recruitment grew by 2.5% in 2015.  The recruitment market has seen ongoing...

March 11, 2016

According to Recruitment Agencies (Permanent), a new Market Update from Key Note, the permanent recruitment market grew year-on-year by 9% in 2015, the second consecutive period of significant annual growth in the...

March 11, 2016

As people continue to attempt to rebuild their homes and businesses following the tragic floods throughout December 2015, charities are seeing a high response and strong growth in donations from the general public. It seems that UK residents are willing to dig deep to help a cause that is close to home, with total charitable income increasing...

March 11, 2016

2015 seems to have been the year that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) finally huffed and puffed with enough force to blow down even some of the best-built (read: convoluted) tax-sheltering schemes. For many, 2015 closed with the immortal words of Benjamin Franklin ringing in their ears: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except...

March 11, 2016

In 1967, when Dior gave the world the first ever couture boutique exclusively for childrenswear, it seemed to be one trend from the fashion house that was not destined to catch on. However, less than 50 years later and the world is now ready for...

March 11, 2016

According to Bus & Coach Operators, a new Market Update from Key Note, bus service operator revenues grew by an estimated 0.1% over the year ending 31st March 2015, while the volume of passenger journeys decline by 0.8%...

March 11, 2016

According to Children's Publishing, a new Market Report from market intelligence provider Key Note, the children's book market, which encompasses children’s books, school books and English language teaching (ELT) books, has performed...

March 11, 2016

Key Note estimates that in 2015, the UK market for video gaming software, hardware and accessories grew by 6.5%. Overall, over the 5-year review period between 2011 and 2015, the market grew by 20.2%.

Despite growth in the value of the market, the UK...

March 11, 2016

Key Note estimates that between 2011 and 2015, the total value of the UK market for traditional toys and games grew by 8.6%. Over this 5-year review period, growth was weakest in 2012, before witnessing growth in each of the following review years. Alongside a...

March 11, 2016

According to Milk & Dairy Products, a new Market Update from market intelligence provider Key Note, the milk and dairy market continued to expand in 2015, rising by 0.5%. This increase follows consecutive growth over the past...

February 1, 2016

In 2015, the UK spirits and liqueurs market was estimated to have grown by 1.9% year-on-year. While value growth in the sector is positive, annual growth rates have been tumbling in recent years — with a 9.4% rise in 2011 to serve as a comparison — as a result of...

January 21, 2016

20,000 pairs of shoes lined the streets of Paris in November 2015 as a show of a symbolic march against climate change, with everyone from the Pope to Vivienne Westwood offering their favourite dress shoes or heels to the cause. With every colour, fabric, style and brand imaginable decorating the pavements, heels have reached new heights, used...

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