Ranking: Top 30 growth retailers led by Gymshark, Boohoo and Farfetch



Dominated by retailers, our latest Top 30 Growth Retailers ranking is critical reading in the run-up to Christmas as shoppers increasingly migrate online.

As revenues go into reverse across the sector, it may seem perverse to talk about fastest-growing retailers – but now is the time to draw lessons from the many online brands that populate this year’s Top 30 ranking.

RWRC’s The New World of Growth report reveals how Gymshark has topped our ranking, toppling Farfetch, which has dominated for the last four years.

The online fitness brand offers vital lessons for any ecommerce business today, from acquiring customers online to building digital brand equity and driving more profitable growth across the board.

The ranking is based on 2019 trading data – the latest available full-year figures – and while the world may feel very different today, lessons from digital-first retailers have never been more important.

Indeed, Marks & Spencer said last week that it must start thinking more like a pureplay in order to remain relevant.

Our report explores how the UK’s fastest-growing retailers’ successful strategies translate in today’s environment, just as the majority of stores across the country have been forced to shut again.

The top 10 also includes digital-first businesses BoohooThe Hut Group and Made.com, making The New World of Growth report critical reading as retailers fight for their share of the online market over the festive period.

The crux of the report examines how to build a sustainable growth platform for an utterly unpredictable future.

Packed full of real examples of how to develop sustainable growth strategies, from the likes of Coca-Cola to Hotel Chocolat, this new report is unmissable reading for any business that wants to thrive, not just survive.