Facts and figures about Retail & Logistics Industry in East Sussex
Retail & Logistics Industry East Sussex
Large wholesalers find the space they need in East Sussex while smaller independents bring character and individuality to every town.
The retail and logistics industry in East Sussex thrives as a dynamic and interconnected ecosystem, contributing significantly to the region’s economic vitality. With a blend of historic towns and bustling coastal communities, East Sussex offers a diverse range of retail experiences, from quaint boutiques and artisanal markets to modern shopping centers housing renowned national and international brands.
The industry’s success is underpinned by efficient logistics networks that facilitate the seamless movement of goods across the county. Strategically located transport hubs and well-maintained road networks ensure swift distribution of products, enabling retailers to maintain optimal inventory levels and meet consumer demands promptly.
The region’s picturesque landscapes and vibrant local culture also play a role in attracting tourists, further boosting the retail sector through seasonal shopping surges. As consumer preferences and technology continue to evolve, the retail and logistics industry in East Sussex remains adaptive, fostering innovation and enhancing the overall shopping experience.
Locate East Sussex supports all independent sectors of the retail industry, from fashion to interiors to food and drink. We offer business advice and practical support to help new and growing retailers innovate and respond to the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace.
If thinking about starting a retail and/or distribution business, you will have thought about the location, whether physical space or online or both – all possibilities are open in East Sussex.
Retailers are utilising their creative powers of engagement and investigating additional channels to boost sales, maintain the customer experience and get people into their shops and onto their website. Physical stores have an opportunity to become attractions. For high streets to flourish – innovation, support and collaboration need to be the focus.
"The impact of the coronavirus pandemic has led to people buying online a lot more than they used to."
The world’s largest BMX online retailer. Queen’s Award winners 2018. Ships to 80 countries from its distribution centre in Hastings.
King and McGaw
Art publisher & online retailer supplies prints and products to museums & galleries as well as direct to consumers from its 50,000 sq ft factory.
Selling commissioned household goods produced solely in the UK, opening opportunities for local invention in the retail space.
Online clothing company specialising in licensed designs for the likes of Warner Brothers. All designed & manufactured in-house.
Dyke and Dean
Eddie Lloyd-Dyke & Oliver Dean’s eclectic mix of homeware & lighting products are designed & manufactured in-house & sold worldwide.
Britain’s leading wholesale book, DVDs, music CDs & vinyl distributor with the UK’s largest in-stock catalogue. 350,000 sq ft warehouse.
26-year-old fashion entrepreneur Alie Mackintosh created the £3m-turnover global fashion brand AYM in just five years.
Family-run Brewers’ first shop opened in Eastbourne in 1904 – now has 150 outlets in the UK supplying professional decorators.
Combines contemporary in-house designs with the skill and craftsmanship of a small manufacturer of “träskor” [Swedish wooden clogs].
A S Apothecary
Small batch botanical distiller and apothecary, using local ingredients exclusive products and in-store treatment room.
Global online retailer of men’s formal clothing, selling to over 60 countries worldwide.
Concept store in the heart of 1066 country, selling independent menswear & interior design to create the ultimate design experience.
Highlighted success story
White Feather Funerals based in Heathfield, East Sussex, is a new, contemporary female-led funeral director, and after receiving support from Locate East Sussex is taking on established providers to deliver a truly unique service.
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