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European Retail Briefing - August 2011

While most countries are now out of recession, single currency Europe still stands on the brink of crisis. Bailouts have been paid to Greece, Ireland and Portugal while fears remain that either Italy or Spain could yet require similar assistance, something that could prove to be too much for the remaining members to support and leading to a break-up of the single currency. Even if such an issue was avoided, a downgrade of the French economy could yet result in a similar outcome.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • 2011: the year of uncertainty
      • What we’ve seen
        • The end of Europe as we know it?
          • A mixed bag
            • The good
              • Figure 1: Europe’s strong performing markets, retail sales growth H1 2011
            • The bad
              • Figure 2: Figure 2: Europe’s weak performing markets, retail sales growth H1 2011
            • The retailer response
              • What it means
              • Headlines for the Month

                • Grocers
                  • Clothing retailing
                    • Multi-sector retailing
                      • Department stores
                        • Mixed goods retailers
                          • Electricals retailing
                            • Home shopping
                              • Health and beauty
                                • Jewellery
                                • Retail Sales Review

                                  • Key points
                                    • France
                                      • Figure 3: France: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                                    • Inflation
                                      • Figure 4: France: Inflation, 2010-11
                                    • Germany
                                      • Figure 5: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                                    • Inflation
                                      • Figure 6: Germany: Inflation, 2010-11
                                    • Italy
                                      • Figure 7: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                                    • Inflation
                                      • Figure 8: Italy: Inflation, 2010-11
                                    • Netherlands
                                      • Figure 9: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                                    • Inflation
                                      • Figure 10: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2010-11
                                    • Spain
                                      • Figure 11: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                                    • Inflation
                                      • Figure 12: Spain: Inflation, 2010-11
                                    • UK
                                      • Figure 13: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                                    • Inflation
                                      • Figure 14: UK: Annual percentage change in Consumer Price Index for selected product groups, 2010-11
                                  • News Analysis

                                    • Grocers
                                      • Austria: Spar to launch convenience store
                                        • France: Carrefour profits fall
                                          • France: Casino
                                            • …plans to take full control of Brazil's CBD
                                              • …reports rising sales
                                                • Germany: Rewe Group
                                                  • …to sell Billa Italia
                                                    • …Penny to focus on own brand
                                                      • Latvia: Maxima Latvija sees dip in profits
                                                        • Latvia: Rimi Latvia 2010 consolidated turnover down
                                                          • Netherlands: C1000 to split up units after modest full year growth
                                                            • Romania: Rewe to invest in Penny Chain
                                                              • Russian Federation: O'Key reports strong second quarter
                                                                • Russian Federation: X5 Retail and Magnit report strong growth
                                                                  • UK: Co-operative Food launches new Free From and Wholefoods ranges
                                                                    • UK: Iceland founder hires Rothschild
                                                                      • UK: Morrisons
                                                                        • …hopes to acquire Iceland stores
                                                                          • …is fastest growing of the big four retailers
                                                                            • UK: Nisa-Today to pay £5m to members following record performance
                                                                              • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                                • …and Jamie Oliver split after 11 years
                                                                                  • …launches non-food app
                                                                                    • Ireland: Superquinn sold to the Musgrave group
                                                                                      • UK: Tesco
                                                                                        • …struggling to find partners in online venture
                                                                                          • …superstore & retail park approved
                                                                                            • …to offer customers free WiFi internet service
                                                                                              • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                • …plots clothing launch
                                                                                                  • …sales grow in first half
                                                                                                    • UK: Whole Foods Market to expand north of the UK border
                                                                                                      • Food specialists
                                                                                                        • UK: Greggs reports profits fall but sales rise
                                                                                                          • UK: Thorntons’ like-for-like sales fall
                                                                                                            • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                              • France: Etam Group benefit from earlier sales period
                                                                                                                • Germany: Hugo Boss predicts positive second half of 2011
                                                                                                                  • Italy: Benetton Group interim profits down
                                                                                                                    • Spain: Inditex chairman steps down
                                                                                                                      • Sweden: H&M
                                                                                                                        • …like-for-likes fall 4%
                                                                                                                          • …team up with David Beckham
                                                                                                                            • UK: Aquascutum receives £8m loan
                                                                                                                              • UK: Arcadia expects profits fall
                                                                                                                                • UK: Bond Street Association campaign to smarten area up
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Burberry like-for-like up 15%
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Forever 21 opens in Oxford Street
                                                                                                                                      • UK: French Connection reports as expected first half results
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Hobbs aims to expand stores as range grows
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Jack Wills eyes sale or float next year
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Lipsy to open 40 international stores
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Matalan reports quarterly sales drop
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Next reports solid first half sales
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Nicole Farhi relocates London flagship store
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Primark sees strong sales growth but margins down
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: River Island return to print ads
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: SuperGroup more than doubles full-year profits
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Zara UK sees increase in sales and profits
                                                                                                                                                            • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                              • Italy: Tod's Group reports 30% growth
                                                                                                                                                                • Spain: Coolway to open UK store in Oxford Street
                                                                                                                                                                  • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                    • Czech Republic: Makro launches group discount site
                                                                                                                                                                      • Estonia: Tallinna Kaubamaja Group increases revenue by 4.6% in first half of 2011
                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Metro Group
                                                                                                                                                                          • …could sell Kaufhof to El Corte Ingles
                                                                                                                                                                            • …posts stable sales development
                                                                                                                                                                              • …Media-Saturn report loss
                                                                                                                                                                                • Europe: LVMH profits up as demand for luxury goods show no signs of slowing
                                                                                                                                                                                  • France: PPR
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …considering buying Brioni
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …increases stake in Puma
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …preparing to sell Redcats
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Marks & Spencer sales rise and group increases market share
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Finland: Stockmann issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Allders launches transactional website
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …completes £650m refinancing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …opening click-and-collect store
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales up
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: John Lewis to open 10 smaller stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Liberty to launch kidswear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: TJ Hughes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …begins store closures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …stores bought by Lewis's Home Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mixed goods retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Original Factory Shop posts fall in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ireland: Poundland expands into Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Praktiker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …CEO resigns and share price in free fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …posts a loss for the first half of 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: B&Q plans to lease products
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Kingfisher sales harmed by Focus collapse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Robert Dyas could be sold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Topps Tiles sees Q3 sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Travis Perkins reports 54% revenue increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: United Carpets reports level profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Carpetright reports 1.5% drop in group sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mothercare UK sales hit by tough conditions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Halfords like-for-like sales drop by 1.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electricals retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Denmark: Skousen sold off to rival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • France: Fnac five-year plan to lift flagging sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Best Buy to launch customer magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Carphone Warehouse sees mixed quarter one results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Comet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …bidders exit battle for store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sets first-round bids deadline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dixons to open in Harrods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Jessops post sales growth in first half of 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Dreams' supplier cover cut by credit insurer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Lombok closes half its estate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Achica receives investment from Balderton Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Cath Kidston hires Claire's Stores boss as CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Garden Centre Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …acquires Country Homes & Gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …sales up 8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: The White Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …EBITDA rises as boss plans exit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …opens second lifestyle store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Damartex reports slight growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: RueduCommerce sees sharp growth from La Galerie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Amazon to open new UK fulfilment centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Asos sales rise 69%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: BrandAlley launches TV channel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Findel group reports sales up 1.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Flying Brands enters personalised cards market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: N Brown signs Flintoff as new face of Jacamo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Ocado to open new distribution centre in Oxford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Photobox buys Moonpig for £120m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Wiggle sees increase in performances and expands into Holland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Poland: PGF seeks one more deal this year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Superdrug's Beautycard sees 4m sign up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: The Fragrance Shop reports rising profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Card Factory acquires online rival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Clintons gets new CEO from October 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: HobbyCraft reports 13% sales increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Paperchase profits hit by Borders fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: The Works targets online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Europe: Go Sport Group reduces its net loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Intersport Deutschland first-half sales down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Blacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …potentially taken over by Mike Ashley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: JJB Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …makes "good progress" in turnaround plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …saves itself from administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Sports Direct profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Switzerland: Swatch first-half earnings up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Aurum continues sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Pandora sales fall and CEO exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Game to sell digital games in-store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Games Workshop sees revenues and profits slip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Hamleys reports operating profit increase of over 40%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ireland: Irish retail sales fall by 6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: BAA increases net retail income per passenger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: BRC: June retail sales better than expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: BRC: Retail growth is modest in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Capital Shopping Centres reports rising retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: CSL and Mamas & Papas sign up to Lakeside extension
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ecommerce growth slows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Fewer trips made to non-food stores in June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Food inflation slows in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Government to cut red tape for retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Grocers fined for price fixing on dairy products
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: June inflation falls back to 4.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: London to home world's first pop-up mall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Mobile retail searches rise 216% in second quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: OFT call for return of RRP on electrical items
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Retail administrations increase 8% year-on-year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Retail employment falls by 0.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Sales volumes rise 0.8% month-on-month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Shop vacancy rates fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shoppers spent £5.3bn online in June 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Shopping centres in Wales and Scotland purchased
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Luxury Goods Sector – Global

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Strong performance in 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Possible faltering in later 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Variable outlook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Forecast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Market factors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Potential problems
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tipping point?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • HNWIs are key
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Market breakdown: where and what
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Asia to overtake Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Prospects for the Americas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bounce back for hard luxury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Perfumes and cosmetics outpaced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Soft luxury buoyant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Market developments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Focusing on boutiques
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Flagship openings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Online investments

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Polska Grupa Farmaceutyczn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • A Mclelland & Son Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • A. S. Watson (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Afibel (France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Allders Croydon Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Allied Irish Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Arla Foods amba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Aurum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Austin Reed Group Ltd (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Barclays Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Best Buy International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Borders Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • BrandAlley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Brantano (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bridgepoint Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • British Airport Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • British Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • British Fashion Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bulgari S.p.A. [Bvlgari]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • BUT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Buy Buy Baby Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carrefour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Casino
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cath Kidston Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Claire's Stores Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clarins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Companhia Brasileira de Distribucion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Competition Commission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Conad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Conforama
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Converse, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Coop Italia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Country Homes and Gardens Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cruise (Glasgow) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • CVC Capital Partners Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dairy Crest Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Damartex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dolphin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dreams Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Early Learning Centre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • El Corte Inglés
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Etam Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Federation of Small Businesses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Flying Brands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fnac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Focus Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Forever 21 Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Games Workshop Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gap Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Girard-Perregaux
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Goldsmiths Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hamleys of London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hammerson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • HBOS plc (Halifax Bank of Scotland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hermes (GB) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hobbs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • HobbyCraft Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Insight Investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Intersport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jack Wills Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jamie Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jane Norman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kaufhof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kopeyka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • La Redoute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lakeside Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Land Securities Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Landsbanki Islands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Levi Strauss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Levi Strauss (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Liberty Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lindex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lipsy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lombok Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LOVEFiLM International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Magnit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mappin & Webb Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Max Bahr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MAXIMA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Maxima Latvia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Maxima Lithuania
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Media Markt/Saturn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miss Selfridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Missoni S.p.A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Moben
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Monsoon Accessorize Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Moonpig.com Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Musgrave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • My-Wardrobe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Myer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Netto Foodstores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • O'Key Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Oddbins Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Office of Fair Trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Paperchase Products Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Penny - Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Playboy Enterprises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Prada (I Pellettieri d'Italia S.p.A.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Praktiker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pull & Bear UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PUMA AG Rudolf Dassler Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rewe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • River Island Clothing Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert Dyas Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert Wiseman Dairies Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Safeway Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Schroders plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Schwarz Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Screwfix UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Spar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Starbucks Coffee Company UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Steinhoff Continental Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stella McCartney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stockmann Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Super de Boer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Superquinn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Swatch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tallinna Kaubamaja
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Telegraph Group Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Fragrance Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The North Face Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Original Factory Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Perfume Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The White Company Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Works Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • TJ Hughes Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Topps Tiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Trafford Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Travis Perkins Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • United Carpets Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • USC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Vente-privee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Watches of Switzerland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Westminster City Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Whole Foods Market (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Whole Foods Market Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wiggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wyevale Garden Centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • X5 Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Yves Delorme

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Retail Briefing - August 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    £295.00 (Excl.Tax)