Part of our extensive UK business database, our list of retailers is one of our most popular requests as .

Our database connects you direct to decision makers with a rapidly-changing and ever-evolving sector constantly seeking to innovate as it battles with high costs, intense competition from the internet, and the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the economy as we see in the news everyday.

To find out more about our list of retailers and how to market and sell your products and services to retail-sector businesses, please call 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email our B2B data lists team.

UK retail companies list – what’s on our database?

On our retailers database, we have the following contact data information

  • 303,161 retail businesses and brands,
  • 258,005 retail decision maker names,
  • 224,455 retail decision maker telephone numbers, and
  • 66,275 retail decision maker email addresses

Our list of retail-sector businesses is offered with a 12 month usage licence. You can contact the retail firms on this list as many times as you like for the year following purchase (subject to a maximum of one email campaign a month).

As one of the UK’s fastest growing data list companies, we also offer accuracy guarantees which, if we fail to meet them, will result in a pro-rata refund to you or the replacement of overage records.

What other information and statistics do you keep on retail companies in the United Kingdom?

We hold the following information on some or all of the UK retail sectors on our database:

  • turnover (this is general business turnover and not the actual retail sales of a business on our database)
  • number of stores (choose either single store or multiple stores within bandings)
  • number of employees (we record the number of employees working overall for the businesses owned by retail employers on the disc. However, we are unable to break down the roles held by staff working for these employers – for example, shop floor staff, distribution staff, and so on)
  • business growth (on a small selection of the UK retailers contained on our database, we hold information on both profit and turnover growth or negative growth).

Do I need to buy your entire database of UK retailers?

No – with any direct marketing campaign, you should only buy data for the contacts within companies most likely to need your products and services.

Is your database better for targeting certain types of UK businesses?

Our UK retail sector list is suitable for firms looking to target smaller firms – if you are targeting retail chains like Asda, John Lewis, Tesco, TK Maxx, Walmart, or PC World, please let us know so that we can provide you with a retail industry list which is more suitable for you.

Most of the businesses on our database have a company turnover of less than £5m – our lists are suitable if you are targeting businesses of this size.

Looking for e commerce retailers too?

We maintain separate lists for e commerce retailers (retail-sector firms whose greatest presence is online and which transact most of their sales via their websites and apps like ASOS) on our database. Please ask for more information on our online retailer data service.

What records are contained for every business and decision maker on the database?

Contained against the information held against decision makers on our general list of retailers are the following contents:

  • contact title for salutations (for example, Mr, Mrs, Dr, Miss, and Sir)
  • management contact name (separate fields for first and last name)
  • job title (the job title reported by the contact)
  • retailer name
  • line of retail (please see the drop-down box below the contact box for a full list of classifications)
  • legal status
  • postal address including 2 lines for the address, town, county, and postcode
  • telephone number (main switchboard number)
  • decision maker email address

Do you only hold the names of senior contacts with general procurement responsibility?

Who is on our list of retailers? Generally, the contacts we have on retail industry database are for the CEO or managing directory if the company has less than 100 staff or 10 branches.

However, we have a small selection of other job functions available including retail operations, engineering procurement, facilities management, finance, fleet, health and safety, human resources, marketing, general procurement, sales, and telecoms. If you have a specific type of retail industry contact you want to market to, please let us know when you call us.

Do you hold information on UK retailers’ activities within other countries?

We currently do not hold this information.

Which companies generate the greatest return from marketing to UK retailers?

The entrepreneurship and the keenness to grow among some of the smallest companies on our database is evident. Year by year, we see many companies growing sales and branch numbers rapidly while others seek to increase turnover and revenue within their one solitary branch.

With our database, you can really exploit the opportunity it gives you to make more sales and to grow the number of retail customers you service.

Many retailers want help with developing and improving the customer experience. Consumers now seek something extra and different when positioning themselves against High Street and online competitors?

Do you have the knowledge and insight they need to help them hold in-store events and then to use these events as an opportunity to establish an email database which they could constantly use to let their customers know when there’s a sale on.

Are retailers showing off the consumer goods they’re offering to their clients as well as they could? Is a retailer’s online and offline presentational skills more or less likely to increase the chances of a sale? How could you help the retail companies on our database improve how they display their products to consumers in-store and on the internet?

Are there opportunities for your company to become part of retailers’ supply chains either in a wholesale capacity or by selling your products direct to them. Retailers make more money and offer longer-term sales opportunities when their supply chain partners keep them abreast of changes in the market and when they help them manage their stock better.

Retailer classifications

We hold the following classifications for companies in this sector:

  • Antique Dealers
  • Aquarium & Pond Supplies
  • Army Surplus Stores
  • Art & Craft Materials
  • Bakers’ Shops
  • Balloons – Novelty
  • Barbecue Equipment & Supplies
  • Barbers
  • Bathroom Planners & Furnishers
  • Beads
  • Beauty Products
  • Beauty Salons
  • Bedroom Planners & Furnishers
  • Beds, Bedding & Blankets
  • Books – Rare & Secondhand
  • Booksellers
  • Bridal Shops
  • Butchers
  • Camping Equipment Suppliers
  • Cane Goods & Basketware
  • Car Accessories & Parts
  • Car Radio Dealers
  • Car Supermarkets
  • Card & Poster Shops
  • Carpet, Curtain & Upholstery Cleaners
  • Carpet Fitting Accessories
  • Carpets & Rugs Persian
  • Carpets & Rugs – Oriental
  • Carpets & Rugs – Retail
  • Catalogue Showrooms
  • CD’s, DVD’s, Vinyl & Tapes
  • Chandlers
  • Chair Covers
  • Charity Shops
  • Cheerleading Supplies
  • Chemists, Dispensing – Independents
  • Chemists, Dispensing – Total Including Multiples
  • Children & Babywear – Retail
  • China & Glassware Shops
  • Coins & Medals
  • Collectors’ Items
  • Comics & Magazine Suppliers
  • Computer Accessories
  • Computer Consumables & Stationery
  • Computer Games
  • Confectioners – Retail
  • Convenience Stores
  • Craft Centres & Shops
  • Curtains – Retailers & Makers
  • Cycle Shops
  • Dairies
  • Dance & Balletwear
  • Decking
  • Delicatessens
  • Department Stores
  • Discount Centres
  • Do It Yourself Shops
  • Dolls & Dolls’ Houses
  • Domestic Appliances – Sales
  • Door Stockists
  • Dresswear Hire
  • Drug Stores
  • Dry Cleaners
  • Eco Friendly Products
  • Electrical Products (Sales)
  • Equestrian Supplies
  • Fabric Shops
  • Factory Outlets
  • Fair Trade
  • Fancy Dress Shops
  • Farm Shops & Pick Your Own Produce
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Fashion Agents
  • Fashion Shops
  • Fireplaces & Mantelpieces
  • Fishing & Angling Equipment
  • Fishmongers & Fishmonger Services & Suppliers
  • Floorcoverings – Retail
  • Floral & Plant Displays
  • Florists
  • Flower Preserving
  • Flowers & Shrubs – Artificial
  • Fly Screens
  • Freezer Centres
  • Furnishers
  • Furniture – Bedroom
  • Furniture – Bespoke
  • Furniture – Retail
  • Furniture – Used
  • Furniture – Vintage
  • Furriers
  • Game Dealers
  • Games Shops
  • Garden Buildings
  • Garden Centres & Nurseries
  • Garden Play Equipment
  • General Stores
  • Gift Shops
  • Golf Equipment & Supplies
  • Granite Worktops
  • Greengrocers & Fruit Sellers
  • Grocers
  • Gunsmiths
  • Gun Shops
  • Haberdashery
  • Hairdressers – Unisex
  • Hairdressers & Hair Stylists – Ladies’
  • Hairdressers & Hair Stylists – Men’s
  • Hairpieces & Wigs
  • Handbag Retailers
  • Hardware
  • Hat Shops
  • Health Foods & Products
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Hi-Fi Centres
  • Home Improvement Centres
  • Home Offices
  • Home Staging
  • Household Stores
  • Hypermarkets & Superstores
  • Jewellers
  • Jugglers Suppliers & Equipment
  • Key Cutting
  • Kilt Hire
  • Kitchen Installation & Supply
  • Kitchen Planners & Furnishers
  • Kitchen Ware
  • Kites
  • Kosher Food Products
  • Ladder Hire
  • Ladder Sales
  • Ladieswear – Retail
  • Laundries & Launderettes
  • Leather Goods Shops
  • Leisure & Sportswear Manufacturers & Suppliers
  • Lighting Retailers
  • Linen Shops
  • Lingerie & Hosiery – Retail
  • Logs, Firewood & Peat Fuel
  • LPG Suppliers
  • Luggage – Retail & Wholesale
  • Magicians Supplies & Equipment
  • Mail Order & Catalogue Shopping
  • Maps, Charts & Globes
  • Market Operators
  • Maternity Wear
  • Menswear – Retail
  • Menswear – Large
  • Menswear Hire
  • Mill Shops
  • Mobile Phone Accessories & Car Kits
  • Mobile Phones
  • Model Shops
  • Motorcycle Clothing & Accessories
  • Music Shops
  • Musical Instruments & Sheet Music
  • New Age Shops
  • Newsagents
  • Nurserymen – Trees, Shrubs & Bonsai
  • Office Furniture & Equipment
  • Office Stationery Supplies
  • Online Shopping
  • Optical Goods – Retail
  • Organic Foods
  • Paint Varnish & Lacquer
  • Outdoor Clothing & Equipment
  • Party Goods & Novelties
  • Pet Shops & Pet Supplies
  • Petrol Filling Stations
  • Petrol Filling Stations – 24 Hour
  • Photo & Digital Imaging Bureaus
  • Photocopiers
  • Photographers – General
  • Photographic – Retail & Supplies
  • Picture Leasing
  • Plasma & Lcd Screens
  • Postcard Dealers
  • Pot Pourri
  • Property Shops
  • Public Address & Music Systems – Suppliers & Installers
  • Radiators
  • Radio Controlled Models
  • Roof Racks
  • Rocking Horses
  • Safety Equipment & Clothing
  • School & College Outfitters
  • Second Hand Shops
  • Sewing Machines & Accessories
  • Sex Shops
  • Shoe Shops
  • Shopping Centres
  • Sinks & Basins
  • Skates & Skateboarding
  • Soft Furnishings – Retail
  • Sound Equipment Hire & Installation
  • Spas Whirlpools & Hot-Tubs
  • Sports Goods Shops
  • Stamp Dealers
  • Stationery Suppliers
  • Supermarkets
  • Surplus Stores
  • Tailors
  • Television, Video & Radio Shops
  • Television & Video Rental
  • Television, Video & Teletext Rental
  • Ties & Neckwear
  • Tobacconists – Retail
  • Toiletries
  • Toy Libraries
  • Toy Shops
  • Typewriter Dealers
  • Vending Machine Ingredients
  • Vitamins & Supplements
  • Video Libraries
  • Video Tape Shops
  • Vouchers & Coupons
  • Water Beds
  • Wines Spirits & Beer – Retail
  • Wood Flooring
  • Wool & Needlecraft Shops
  • Word Processing Equipment & Supplies

We hold the following classifications for companies in this sector:

  • Clocks & Watches – Sales & Repair
  • Cookers – Sales & Service
  • Dirt Bikes
  • Dishwashing Machines – Sales & Service
  • Gas Appliances – Sales & Service
  • Home Cinema Installation
  • Lawnmowers & Garden Machinery – Sales & Service
  • Leather Repair And Restoration
  • Motor Cycles & Scooters
  • Organs & Accessories – Sales & Service
  • Vacuum Cleaners – Sales & Service

Contact us about our retail shop database

Tell us about your products and services and why a retail business would need them. We’ll then search through each retail category on our database to find the companies where you have the greatest chance of making a difference and making a sale.

In the 12 months after your purchase, our advertising and marketing teams as well as your account manager will be there to give you free advice and guidance on what message you need to be sending to build your retail industry client list.

To speak with one of our account managers about our database of retail stores and to give your company the best chance of making more on your investment in direct marketing to retail-sector firms, please call us on 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email our marketing databases team.

Give your sales and marketing teams a better chance of finding and closing new clients

Please call us on 0330 010 3495 or you can click here to email us, or fill in the form below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.