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European Retail Briefing - April 2013

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  1. Analyst Comment

    • Darty quits Spain
      • Weak Southern European market
        • Figure 1: Year-on-year growth in consumer spending on all electrical goods, 2012
      • Low share of all spending
        • Figure 2: Spending on electrical goods as percentage of all consumer spending, selected countries, 2008-12
      • Losing out to online pureplays?
          • Figure 3: Percentage of all individuals having purchased electronic equipment online in the past 12 months, selected countries, 2008-12
        • What were Darty and Fnac’s market shares?
          • Figure 4: Fnac Italy and Darty Italy/Spain market shares, 2012
      • European Retail Sales

        • Key points
          • Retail sales
            • Figure 5: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales value growth, 2012-13
            • Figure 6: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales volume growth, 2012-13
          • Inflation
            • Figure 7: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2012-13
            • Figure 8: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2012-13
        • Headlines for the Month

          • Grocers
            • Clothing retailing
              • Footwear retailing
                • Multi-sector retailing
                  • Department stores
                    • DIY retailing
                      • Electrical retailing
                        • Home shopping
                        • News Analysis

                          • Co-ops
                            • UK: Co-operative Food
                              • …invests £6.5 million in fast payment initiative
                                • …offers customers healthier options
                                  • …sees profits decline across food business
                                    • Convenience stores
                                      • UK: Aldi opens first UK convenience store
                                        • UK: Costcutter collaborates with Palmer & Harvey
                                          • UK: Hermes and One Stop collaborate for parcel collection service
                                            • UK: John Lewis to trial 'Little Waitrose at John Lewis'
                                              • UK: McColl’s refinances debt early as it looks to expand
                                                • UK: Morrisons adds 200,000 sq. ft. of retail space
                                                  • UK: One Stop trials franchise model
                                                    • UK: Sainsbury’s expands London convenience stores
                                                      • UK: Superquinn reports growth ahead of market expectations
                                                        • UK: Waitrose expands London convenience arm
                                                          • Grocers
                                                            • Belgium: Delhaize launches electronic shelf labels
                                                              • Europe: Auchan sees rising sales but falling profits in 2012
                                                                • France: Carrefour
                                                                  • …dismisses possible sale of Italian business
                                                                    • …undergoes major reorganisation
                                                                      • …opens first organic store
                                                                        • …plots growth strategy for Brazil and China
                                                                          • Spain: Mercadona
                                                                            • …focuses on domestic business
                                                                              • …posts 7% growth
                                                                                • Switzerland: Migros Switzerland and Migros Ticaret report sales rise
                                                                                  • UK: Asda
                                                                                    • …in talks to buy HMV
                                                                                      • …launches new clothing brand
                                                                                        • …to launch grocery range aimed at children
                                                                                          • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                            • …announces Invesco as largest shareholder
                                                                                              • …launch Nutmeg children’s clothing range
                                                                                                • …puts 700 jobs at risk with cash-handling technology
                                                                                                  • … confirms it will launch online food store
                                                                                                    • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                                      • …online director role expanded to spur digital growth
                                                                                                        • …share schemes earns staff a net of £23 million
                                                                                                          • …full-year sales rise 1.8%
                                                                                                            • UK: SuperValu hit €2.1 billion in sales in 2012
                                                                                                              • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                                • …acquires Giraffe restaurant chain for £48.6 million
                                                                                                                  • …faces £1 billion bill to leave US
                                                                                                                    • …halts Soil & Seed vegetable box scheme
                                                                                                                      • …launches Price Promise
                                                                                                                        • …looks to sell Fresh & Easy chain in US
                                                                                                                          • …market share remains below 30%
                                                                                                                            • …partners with BBC Worldwide
                                                                                                                              • …considers online expansion in China
                                                                                                                                • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                                                  • …hires senior Ocado executive
                                                                                                                                    • …to unveil gardening and floristry online and in-store
                                                                                                                                      • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Thorntons adjusts pre-tax profits expectations
                                                                                                                                          • Off-licences
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Majestic Wine to make website more personal
                                                                                                                                              • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                                • Europe: H&M posts weak first quarter results
                                                                                                                                                  • Spain: Inditex posts year-end results
                                                                                                                                                    • Switzerland: Longchamp opens first Geneva store
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Ann Summers seeks prime locations
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                          • …to launch series of apps
                                                                                                                                                            • …hires former Amex digital boss
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Bank appoints new head of womenswear
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Bench looks at possible sale
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Cambridge Satchel Company drives expansion with new appointments
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Crew Clothing posts increase in revenue
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: French Connection falls into the red
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: H&M sales fall 3% in February
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Jacques Vert
                                                                                                                                                                            • …axes jobs
                                                                                                                                                                              • …hires ex-Disney MD
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Jaeger
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …launches space for emerging talent
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …chairman Stewart Binnie leaves
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Monsoon Accessorize reports £4 million loss
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Moss Bros posts full-year results
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Mulberry issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Next sees full-year profits rise 9%
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Phase Eight opens new concept store
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: River Island launches menswear brands online
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ted Baker reveals strong full-year performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Turnbull & Asser appoints managing director
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Urban Outfitters sales increased by 13% in 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dr Martens pushes retail business
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Jones Bootmaker plans to open Brussels store
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Kurt Geiger to sell through Nordstrom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Mascotte to open first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Shoon to acquire Jane Shilton's footwear brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: B&M Bargains sees profits soar 42%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The Original Factory Shop relaunches womenswear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Wilkinson multichannel boss to exit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Metro AG Cash & Carry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …CEO steps down prior to publication of financial results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …cuts more jobs at Cash & Carry operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …overhauls Cash & Carry Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: REWE sees group turnover increase by 2.7% in 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Home Retail Group sees sales rise on back of tablet sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Laura Ashley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …demands 10% back from suppliers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …profits rise by 9.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …reportedly expecting further decline in clothing sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to unveil poor fourth quarter results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …shares on 28-month high after Qatar takeover rumours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …introduces ‘click & collect’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …targeted by Qatari takeover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Europe: Illum in Denmark bought by La Rinascente
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • France: Galeries Lafayette to rejuvenate department store format
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • France: Printemps to be taken over by Qataris for €1.6bn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Karstadt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …adjusts revenue forecast for 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • … hires former Yahoo Germany boss for e-commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Beale reports lower sales, improved gross margin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …delays payments to suppliers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …poaches Argos multichannel boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …aims to boost market share in menswear with Patrick Grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …strengthens ‘Designers at Debenhams’ portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Fortnum & Mason: new CEO lets go of two directors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to open more Click & Collect stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …like-for-like sales up 4.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: John Lewis demands rebate from suppliers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Germany: OBI remains leading German DIY retailer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Praktiker faces continued decline in turnover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Homebase launches customer insight strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Kingfisher’s profits plunge by 11%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Screwfix appoints new CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Topps Tiles forecasts lower profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Europe: Dixons Retail opens outlets in Greek Carrefour outlets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • France: Darty Exits Spain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Switzerland: Media-Saturn-Holding withdraws Saturn from Switzerland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: BrightHouse creates new exec roles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Jessops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …collapsed under £81m debt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reopens six stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Blockbuster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …bought by restructuring firm Gordon Brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to expand into music retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …and Blockbuster owed £490 million in debts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …set to be rescued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: DFS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …refinances after strong first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …shows confidence in Irish retail market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Cath Kidston opens concessions in Spanish department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dunelm posts third quarter results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Escada launches first transactional website in German market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Food.de expands across Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: New service allows German consumers to buy online and pay offline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Germany: Zalando launches new high-end online store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …hires in Birmingham for global growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sales increase by 37% in second quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: eBay rebrands price comparison site Shopping.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Findel to report 8.3% sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …announces new bonus scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …posts 14.4% sales increase in first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …shares boosted from talks with Morrisons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Occa Furniture appoints former Bestbuy exec to board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Boots launches Shapers ready meals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Staples hires Portugal boss for UK multichannel strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Waterstones to offer bonus material in books
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: WH Smith brings back DVDs after HMV failure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JD Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …offers Cloggs staff voluntary redundancy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • … Republic buying director heads to JD Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Sweaty Betty plots expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Charity shops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Nectar offers points for giving to Oxfam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: One Direction pop-up shop to open
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Trinity Leeds shopping centre brings new offering to city
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Opticians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Vision Express
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …focus on value sees profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …launches Heston Blumenthal range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Go Outdoors will create 150 jobs as it opens three new stores.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …appoints new retail director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …group commercial director steps down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales helped by cold weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Mamas & Papas unveils rebrand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Pets at Home acquires veterinary practice chain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Timpson plans 100 more stores at supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jewellery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Swarovski to launch new fascia Cadenza at Westfield Stratford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: 4G to up retail spend by £1.8 billion a year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: BDO: like-for-like sales declined in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: BRC:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …fashion sales stall due to cold weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …footfall up in February
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …shop price inflation rise on the rise again
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Retail sales bounce back in February
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Scottish retail sales continue to see growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Airport Retailing – Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Autogrill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 9: Autogrill, financial performance, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 10: Autogrill, revenue breakdown, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Store portfolio

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Aldi Stores Ltd (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Alexon Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • American Express UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ann Summers Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Anthropologie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Arnotts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ASOS (UK retail sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Auchan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • B&M Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • B&Q (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bauhaus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • BBC Worldwide Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • BDO Stoy Hayward
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Beale Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • BlackRock, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Blinkbox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Blockbuster Entertainment Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Blockbuster Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Boots UK health & beauty retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Brantano (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • British Airport Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Brown Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Budgens Stores Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Burton old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Canon Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carrefour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carrefour Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cath Kidston Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Christian Dior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Churchill Insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Conad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Coop Danmark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Costcutter Supermarkets Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Crew Clothing Co. Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Delhaize Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Denner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Deutsche Bank AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • DFS Furniture Holdings Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Direct Line Group Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dorothy Perkins old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Duke Street Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • El Corte Inglés
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Escada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Evans old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Express Gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fopp Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fortnum & Mason Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fresh & Easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Frozen Value Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Galeries Lafayette (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Galeries Lafayette Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Giraffe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Green Flag Motoring Assistance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Grupo Santander UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Heston Blumenthal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • HG Capital UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • HMV Media Group (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • HSBC Holdings plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Illum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Incos Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Inspecs Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Interio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Invesco Perpetual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jack Wills Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jacques Vert Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jamie Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jane Shilton Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jasper Conran
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jenny Packham London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jones Bootmaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kaufhof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kitbag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kleeneze plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kurt Geiger Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • La Rinascente (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Land Securities Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Le Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lipsy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Little Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Londis (Holdings) Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Longchamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • LOVEFiLM International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Macintosh Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mamas & Papas Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mango Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marks & Spencer (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Max Bahr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • McColl's Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Media Markt/Saturn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mercadona
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Metro Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Migrol shops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Migros (Switzerland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Migros (Turkey)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mills Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Monsoon Accessorize Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Monsoon International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Morrisons M Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Musgrave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nectar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Net-A-Porter Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Netflix, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Next Directory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Next Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nikon UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nisa (fascia) incl. Loco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nordstrom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • OBI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • One Stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • OXFAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Palmer & Harvey McLane Ltd [P&H McLane]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Peacock Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Penny - Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Pets at Home Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Phase Eight Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Praktiker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Premier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Premier Foods plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Printemps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Privilege Insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ProMarkt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ralph Lauren Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Reiss Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rewe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • River Island Clothing Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Roberto Cavalli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sainsbury's Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Schwarz Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Screwfix UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shoon Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports Direct UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Staples, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Superquinn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Supervalu Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Swarovski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tengelmann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tesco (China)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tesco Express (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Disney Store Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Hollister Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Original Factory Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Sunday Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The TJX Companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tiffany & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Timpson Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • toom Baumarkt/B1 Discount/Klee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Topman old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Topps Tiles (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Trader Joe's Company Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Trafford Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Turnbull & Asser Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Urban Outfitters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Valentino
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Victoria Beckham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vision Express (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vivienne Westwood Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wallis old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Walt Disney Company, The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Waterstones Booksellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wilkinson Hardware Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Yahoo! Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Zalando

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                European Retail Briefing - April 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                £295.00 (Excl.Tax)