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European Retail Briefing - April 2014

The European retail briefing provides commentary, data and news analysis from across Europe ensuring that you keep in contact with the latest retail news.

In this report we include:

  • An analyst comment looking at Kingfisher and the possibility of acquiring French DIY chain Mr Bricolage.
  • An overview of the the latest European retail sales data across the five Major European economies.
  • A profile of Tesco. This is taken from our recently published Online grocery retailing report.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news analysis across Europe.
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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Building a bigger Kingfisher
      • A complementary proposition
        • A move into franchising
          • The market context
            • What we think
            • European Retail Sales

                  • Figure 1: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales value growth, 2013-14
                  • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales volume growth, 2013-14
                  • Figure 3: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2013-14
                  • Figure 4: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2013-14
              • Headlines for the Month

                • Grocers
                  • Clothing retailing
                    • Mixed goods retailing
                      • Multi-sector retailing
                        • Department stores
                          • DIY retailing
                            • Electrical retailing
                              • Home shopping
                                • Sport and Leisure goods retailing
                                • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                  • Co-ops
                                    • UK: Co-op
                                      • …CEO Euan Sutherland resigns
                                        • …delay annual results, initiate management reconstruction
                                          • …prepares to sell pharmacies
                                            • …reform plans rejected
                                              • …Documents leaked over Co-op salary increases
                                                • …Lord Myners quits The Co-operative Group over planned reforms
                                                  • …Tesco looks to buy Co-op pharmacies
                                                    • …signs for 54 new stores
                                                      • …to enter the mobile phone market
                                                        • Convenience stores
                                                          • UK: 7-Eleven to enter the UK
                                                            • UK: McColl's like-for-like sales up 1.4%
                                                              • Grocers
                                                                • Belgium: Delhaize Group announces 2013 results
                                                                  • France: Carrefour
                                                                    • …Q1 sales
                                                                      • …to complete takeover of 128 Coop Alsace Stores
                                                                        • …The Moulin family acquires 6.1% stake in Carrefour
                                                                          • Germany: Edeka breaks the 50 billion mark
                                                                            • Germany: Kaufland invests in 20 new stores
                                                                              • Germany: Lidl chief executive leaves over ‘unbridgeable’ strategy differences
                                                                                • Ireland: Tesco market share falls 1.2% in Ireland
                                                                                  • Switzerland: Migros reports record profits
                                                                                    • UK: Aldi
                                                                                      • …and Lidl increase market share
                                                                                        • …ASA uphold complaint over Aldi ad
                                                                                          • UK: Morrison’s
                                                                                            • …chief executive declines bonus
                                                                                              • …‘Disappointing year’ for Morrisons as full-year results are published
                                                                                                • …loses head of digital
                                                                                                  • …to take on Aldi and Lidl with price cuts
                                                                                                    • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                                      • …launches UK’s first ‘grown by women’ coffee
                                                                                                        • …sales fall in Q4
                                                                                                          • …sells off stake in Anobii
                                                                                                            • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                              • …finance director to leave company
                                                                                                                • …launches Clubcard Fuel Save scheme
                                                                                                                  • …to face judicial review over ‘Price Promise’
                                                                                                                    • …to introduce New York deli-diner
                                                                                                                      • …to pilot pizza delivery
                                                                                                                        • …finance director could be on the way out
                                                                                                                          • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                                            • …expands newspaper and TV offering
                                                                                                                              • …to open first national distribution centre
                                                                                                                                • Off-licences
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Majestic warns that pre-tax profit will be flat
                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Non Food

                                                                                                                                    • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                      • Denmark: Jack & Jones launches Produkt
                                                                                                                                        • Europe: Hugo Boss announces fourth-quarter sales increase
                                                                                                                                          • Europe: TJX Europe plans 40 new stores
                                                                                                                                            • France: Primark opens first Parisian store
                                                                                                                                              • France: Vivarte enters voluntary debt restructuring talks
                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Takko Fashion announces Q3 results
                                                                                                                                                  • Ireland: Forever 21’s Irish flagship losses €12.5m
                                                                                                                                                    • Spain: Desigual gets £240m investment
                                                                                                                                                      • Spain: Inditex to accelerate investment in 2014 after 5% sales growth
                                                                                                                                                        • Spain: Mango sales up 9%
                                                                                                                                                          • Sweden: H&M release quarterly results
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ann Summers is to put Knickerbox up for sale
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Better Capital is pumping £7.5 million into its Jaeger stores
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: BHS Food
                                                                                                                                                                  • …will undercut its rivals
                                                                                                                                                                    • …signs food supply deal with Booker
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Eight stores closed by Internaçionale administrators
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Esprit considers UK retail exit
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Forever 21 reports losses in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: French Connection narrows full-year losses
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: IRO to open London Flagship
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: J Crew looks to open two new stores
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jack Wills to hire Lord Davies as chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Jigsaw is to open a new flagship ‘emporium’
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: King’s Road Sporting Club to close
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Moss Bros sales up 4.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Mulberry chief executive quits
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Next
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reveal results of a ‘great year’
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …Lord Wolfson giving away his £4m bonus
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to launch branded spin-off website
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to overtake rival Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Ted Baker sees 24.6% rise in retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Denmark: Tiger considers potential IPO
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: B&M Bargains acquires JA Woll Handels
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Xenos to further expand German operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Poundland given £750m valuation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Europe: Globus announces sales increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: REWE Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …turnover up 2.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …tests petrol station concept
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Argos reshapes management structure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Home Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …and Shop Direct to put aside provisions for mis-sold PPI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to exceed profit expectations after strong end of year sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Laura Ashley sales fall 0.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …Q4 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …two top executives to leave M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Denmark: Magasin to open a new department store in Denmark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: House of Fraser enters acquisition talks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jo Hooper to leave John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Sanpower to acquire House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: Adeo see sales grow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Brico Depot to launch franchise model
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • France: Kingfisher enters talks to acquire Mr Bricolage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Hornbach see sales increase by 4.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Kingfisher announces a 5.2% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Europe: Euronics has reported a 12% decline in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Carphone Warehouse to sell stake in MVNO Omea Telecom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: £4bn merger of Dixons and Carphone Warehouse requires deadline extension
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Vodafone to open 150 new UK stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Sole Trader profits rise 24.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Carpertright issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: OFT probe inspires change in five furnishers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ireland: IKEA Ireland sees 96% increase in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: DFS sales down 1.3% in the first half of the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Dunelm Q3 sales up 9.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Europe: French Connection to launch first overseas website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • France: 3 Suisses to discontinue its catalogue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: H&M launch French online store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Bauhaus makes online move
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Germany: Zalando to become a European Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Amazon given option on Yodel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports 26% sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sales up 34%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Boohoo.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …makes its stock market debut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sees EBITDA rise by 200%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Bourne to open first store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Jacamo and Simply Be to make Oxford Street debut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Littlewoods wins £1.2bn tax victory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: M and M Direct eyes £150m sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Moonpig.com owner planning IPO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Ocado posts strong sales growth in the 12 weeks to 23 February 2014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Walgreens and Alliance Boots partnership ‘exceeding expectations’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ireland: WH Smith Ireland sees pre-tax profit rise by 185%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Smiggle to expand outside of London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: WHSmith first half pre-tax profit up, like-for-like sales down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ireland: New owners of Elverys chosen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JD Sports invests in Mainline Menswear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Mike Ashley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sells stake in Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …Sports Direct cancels AGM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sales rise 1.3% for The Entertainer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: The Toy Store to enter the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Albemarle & Bond shares suspended
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Bids for Kiddicare expected by the end of April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Evans Cycles profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Mothercare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …hires ex-Shop Direct boss as interim CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …Q4 sales dip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Pets at Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …and Poundland set prices for floats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …former Britvic CEO joins Pets at Home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Europe: Buy-one-get-one-free offers are ‘too wasteful’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: ONS announces 4.7% rise in February retail spend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …retail sales slow in February
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …shop prices fall 1.7% in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …UK footfall drops in February 2014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Online Grocery Retailing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Prices – much less important that they are thought to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Investing in the business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Non-food changes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Online leader
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company background (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 5: Tesco UK: Sales growth, 2013/14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 6: Tesco Plc: Group financial performance, 2008/09-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Online grocery sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 7: Tesco UK: Estimated online grocery revenues, 2011-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Outlets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 8: Tesco UK: Outlet data, 2009/10-2013/14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retail offering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 3 Suisses Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Adeo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Advertising Standards Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Albemarle & Bond PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aldi Stores Ltd (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • André
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • B&M Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • B&M Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bauhaus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bensons Bed Centres Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bestseller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Boohoo.com plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Booker Cash & Carry Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Brico Depôt (France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (BSkyB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Britvic Soft Drinks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Burberry (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carolina Herrera New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpetright (be)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpetright (pl)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpetright UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carrefour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carrefour Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Casino Convenience Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Castorama (Russia)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cath Kidston Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Daily Mail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Debenhams UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Delhaize Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Denner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Deutsche Bank AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • DFS Furniture Holdings Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dreams Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ebay UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Edeka Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • EQT Partners AB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Esprit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Eurazeo Investor Relations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Euronics Slovakia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Euronics UK (C.I.H)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Evans Cycles UK Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Financial Times Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Food Lion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Forever 21 Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fred Perry Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Furniture Village Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Galeries Lafayette (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Galeries Lafayette Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Globus Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hallmark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hammerson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hermes (GB) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hornbach International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HSBC Investments (UK) Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • IKEA Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • International Greetings plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • J. Crew Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • J. Crew Group, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jack Wills Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jigsaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JPMorgan Invest LLC (BrownCo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kaufland (Romania)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • La Halle !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lakeside Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Leroy Merlin (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lipsy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • London Stock Exchange plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LOVEFiLM International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • M and M Direct Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Magasin du Nord
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mango Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Max Bahr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • McColl's Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Midcounties Co-operative Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Migros Coops International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Moonpig.com Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Morrisons M Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mr. Bricolage Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Next Directory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ocado Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Office of Fair Trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pets at Home Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Praktiker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Reuters Group PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rewe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sainsbury's Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • San Marina
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Schwarz Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Superquinn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SuperValu (Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Takko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tegut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Entertainer (Amersham) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Harveys Furnishing Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tiger (Denmark)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Timberland UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • TJX International (TK Maxx Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Trafford Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • USC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Virgin Mobile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vivarte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vodafone Distribution Ltd - UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vodafone Europe Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Walgreen Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Xenos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Zalando

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        European Retail Briefing - April 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        £295.00 (Excl.Tax)