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Giving Retailers a competitive advantage

Barbour ABI helps Retailers recognise expansion opportunities and protect their existing revenue through detailed market insight and intelligence

Achieve growth with market-leading construction project intelligence

Barbour ABI provides the insight you need to understand when competitors are opening new stores or expanding existing ones, so you can develop revenue protection plans ahead of time.

Understand at planning application stage where residential, commercial, hotel, and shopping centre developments are being planned, presenting you with store opening opportunities aligned to customer demographics. With Barbour ABI you can:

  • Watch competitor activity: see the areas where your competitors are active
  • Build pipeline: understand future revenue opportunities with advanced knowledge of construction activity in your target regions

See your total market opportunity and get ahead of the competition with Barbour ABI – the exclusive provider of Construction New Orders estimates data to the Office for National Statistics.

Maximise profits with early activity visibility

Our team of over 60 UK-based researchers could become an extension of your business. We do the hard work, so you don’t have to.

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Complete Visibility

See competitor movement impacting your customer base.

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New Growth

Recognise expansion opportunities based on customer demographic insight.

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Data-led Strategy

Make informed business decisions backed by the UK’s most accurate market intelligence.

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Risk Mitigation

Take proactive measures to protect revenue based on competitor activity.


An awesome platform to use as a technical sales consultant. Barbour ABI provide team training and shared helpful hints and short cuts. I can’t shout loudly enough in support of Barbour ABI.”

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Polyflor Limited

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Of course! Barbour ABI intelligence spans across all construction sectors – from residential to infrastructure. To find out more about how we help businesses operating in each sector, visit our dedicated Sector pages.

We have a range of monthly reports that feature valuable intelligence – from forecasts and league tables, to emerging trends by sector and region. These are complementary to industry professionals. Subscribe today to receive the latest reports straight to your inbox as soon as they’re released.

Our platform provides granular search and filter functionality allowing you to target any or all projects in one, or many regions. Understanding how many projects are active in a region can help inform your strategic decision making.

Absolutely not. Our Construction Products Directory enables product manufacturers to showcase products and marketing content, to a highly engaged community of architects, specifiers, contractors and installers. Our Construction Market Intelligence consultancy practice provides current market analysis and accurate future forecasting across a vast range of products and sectors within UK construction. And our Contractor Strategy Dashboard provides bespoke insights on the major contractors’ market, helping businesses identify and maximise strategic and commercial opportunities.

Barbour ABI exists to support the growth ambitions of businesses across the construction supply chain, helping retailers gain a competitive edge. Want to hear what our customers say about us? Watch our case study videos and hear directly from businesses where we’ve made a difference.

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Your essential guide for marketing to the construction industry.

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