Ethical retail in the UK

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Statista dossier on ethical retail and consumerism in the United Kingdom (UK)

This dossier presents a range of statistics and facts about ethics in retailing and consumerism in the United Kingdom (UK). Concern and attitudes towards the ethical standards of retail companies has become an important topic in the UK market. Consumers are becoming more likely to consider whether the products they buy are ethically produced and whether companies follow good principles, reflected in the rise of Fair Trade, Freedom Food and Rainforest Alliance certification standards.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Ethical food and drink sales revenue in the United Kingdom 1999-2016

    • Rainforest Alliance certified food sales revenue in the United Kingdom 2008-2016

    • Fairtrade food and drink sales revenue in the United Kingdom 1999-2016

    • Freedom Food sales revenue in the United Kingdom 2010-2016

  • 2. Ethical food sales
    • Free-range egg sales revenue in the United Kingdom 1999-2016

    • Free-range poultry sales revenue in the United Kingdom 2005-2016

    • Sustainable fish sales revenue in the United Kingdom 2003-2016

    • Sales revenue of vegetarian products in the United Kingdom 2010-2016

  • 3. Ethical non-food sales
    • Ethical personal products: spending in the United Kingdom (UK) 2011-2016

    • Ethical clothing sales revenue in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014-2016

    • Ethical cosmetics sales revenue in the United Kingdom (UK) 2007-2016

    • Ethical cleaning products sales revenue in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2016

  • 4. Fair trade sales
    • Fairtrade retail sales value in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2013

    • Fairtrade year-on-year sales growth in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2013

    • Fairtrade retail sales value in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012, by commodity

    • Fairtrade sugar product retail sales value in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2012

    • Fairtrade cocoa products retail sales value in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2012

    • Fairtrade banana retail sales value in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2012

    • Fairtrade coffee retail sales value in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2012

    • Fairtrade tea retail sales value in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2012

    • Fairtrade cotton retail sales value in the United Kingdom (UK) 2005-2012

  • 5. Awareness
    • Awareness of health and ethical food types in Great Britain 2015

    • Awareness of ethical products in Great Britain 2007-2015

    • Awareness of fair trade products in Great Britain 2007-2015

    • Understanding of sustainability among adults in Great Britain 2015

    • Understanding of 'carbon footprint' among adults in Great Britain 2015

    • Understanding of the term 'food miles' among adults in Great Britain 2017

    • Awareness of 'food miles' in Great Britain 2007-2017

  • 6. Consumer behaviour
    • Ethical consumption: activities carried out in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000 and 2012

    • Consumers who only buy from ethical companies in the United Kingdom (UK) 2008-2012

    • Influence of ethical standards on purchase behaviour in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014

    • Frequency of checking for the country of origin of food in Great Britain 2003-2017

  • 7. Consumer attitudes
    • Public perception of how ethical retailers are in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014

    • Importance of ethical standards and products in retail in the United Kingdom 2014

    • Attitudes towards ethical retail companies in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014

    • Consumers buying from ethical retail companies in the United Kingdom 2014, by age

    • Consumers buying from ethical retailers in the United Kingdom 2014, by social grade

    • Factors deterring consumers from buying ethical products in the United Kingdom 2014

    • Attitudes towards Fair Trade products in Great Britain 2013-2015

    • Environmental consideration on consumer product choices in Great Britain 2007-2017

    • Consumers preferring environmentally conscious companies in Great Britain 2007-2017

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