List of retailers in the United Kingdom for direct marketing

An up-to-date list of retailers database helps businesses to find and communicate with potential buyers in the retail industry.

Through regular communication you can find out what their challenges are and offer solutions.

The United Kingdom’s retail sector is a significant contributor to the economy, with approximately 300,000 separate businesses operating across the industry.

The sector employs more than 3 million people – roughly 8% of all British jobs – and generates around 5% of the GDP every year.

More Than Words Marketing offers a selection of online and high street retailer contact details.

List of Retailers in the UK for Direct Marketing from More Than Words

Our database can be used to generate leads and create sale opportunities for businesses such as:

  • manufacturers,
  • wholesalers, and
  • distributors.

What’s on our database?

Part of our extensive UK business database, our list of retailers across Great Britain includes:

  • 303,161 supermarket, fashion, department store and other retail sales businesses,
  • 258,005 named decision makers,
  • 224,455 phone numbers,
  • 66,275 email addresses,
  • 12 month licence to use the data, and
  • accuracy guarantees available, with pro-rata refunds or data replacement if we miss our targets.

You can purchase the data alone, with 12 months to prepare and send out your own marketing campaigns, or take advantage of our managed email marketing service.

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 (list of 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 (list of Hairdressers)
  • Hairdressers & Hair Stylists – Ladies’
  • Hairdressers & Hair Stylists – Men’s
  • Hairpieces & Wigs
  • Handbag Retailers
  • Hardware
  • Hat Shops
  • Health Foods & Products (list of Health Food Shops)
  • Herbs & Spices
  • Hi-Fi Centres
  • Home Improvement Centres
  • Home Offices
  • Home Staging
  • Household Stores
  • Hypermarkets & Superstores
  • Jewellers (list of 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 (list of Opticians)
  • Organic Foods
  • Paint Varnish & Lacquer
  • Outdoor Clothing & Equipment
  • Party Goods & Novelties
  • Pet Shops & Pet Supplies (list of Pet shops)
  • 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 (list of Sports 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

List of retailers – service details

1. List of retailers

  • a complete UK retailer database,
  • a list of email addresses for decision makers in retail,
  • after purchase, you will have access to the data for 12 months, and
  • multiple fields are included in each entry.

2. Each campaign includes one email marketing design, three email broadcasts, and full follow-up reporting

  • our email designers and copywriters create one compelling email design,
  • three email marketing campaigns delivered from our trusted servers, and
  • full reports for each campaign showing which recipients opened your email and who clicked through to your site.

3. After-sales support services

  • technical support – even if you do not possess any technical skills, our in-house technicians can help you use the data you purchase
  • advertising support – our account managers, designers, and writers will be able to review and give advice on any advertising you send

How can your business generate the greatest return from marketing to UK retailers?

Many of the companies listed on our database are looking to improve sales and branch numbers, while others are trying to increase turnover and revenue.

By using direct marketing, you can use these challenges to provide solutions, make more sales and increase your client base within the UK retail sector.

Retailers often want help improving the customer experience. This provides an opportunity to position themselves against the vast array of online and high street competitors.

For example, consider a clothing retailer such as Next.

The company was comfortably high-level on the high street. Before ecommerce and online shopping grew in popularity, they could easily predict their annual revenue based on what they were selling and for how much.

Now, however, they are competing with a wide range of UK stores online. Stores online provide lower prices because they don’t have to contend with the overheads of a chain of physical stores.

Consider what your business could do to improve the way retail companies display their products to consumers in stores and online.

If your business could help a retail brand like John Lewis or JD Sports stay competitive, direct marketing is the ideal way to inform them of this.

This works in the same way for smaller companies, especially those who buy directly from manufacturers.

If you want to sell directly to retailers, look for opportunities for your company to participate in their supply chains.

Having supply chain partners who keep them up to date on market changes and help them manage stock better helps retailers to make more money and enjoy more secure supply arrangements.

More Than Words Note- if you want to target specific types of retailer take a look at our list of pet shops, sports shops, clothing stores, travel agents, opticians & high street jewellers.

Find out more about our list of retailers

Get in touch with More Than Words Marketing

More Than Words Marketing can help establish your company as a valuable supplier to high-level contacts in the UK retail industry.

Tell us about your products and services and how they benefit companies within the retail sector.

We’ll search through each retail category on our database to find the companies that best fit with your objectives.

To find out more, please call us on 0330 010 8300 or you can click here to email our marketing databases team.

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