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European Retail Briefing - August 2012

European Retail Briefing is a monthly briefing providing news and analysis that includes company results, store openings, cross-border moves, M & A activities, executive changes and property developments. Additionally each month, European Retail Briefing focuses on a key issue or specific European retail sector. The month's retail news is then analysed sector by sector, making this an invaluable resource for all with an interest in the European retail industry.

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  1. Analyst Comment

    • Will Amazon take over the world (or at least the European home shopping retail sector)?
      • Amazon soaring
        • Figure 1: Estimated Amazon revenues, major European markets, 2010-11
        • Figure 2: Annual revenue/gross merchandise volume growth, Amazon Inc and eBay Inc., 2007-11
      • Shop Direct and Otto: a tale of contrasts
          • Figure 3: Otto Group Germany and Shop Direct Group: Annual percentage change in revenues, 2009-10
        • Mobile a further opportunity
          • Figure 4: Percentage of internet users shopping via smartphones and tablets in the three months to January 2012
        • What this means
        • Headlines for the Month

          • Grocers
            • Clothing retailing
              • Mixed goods retailing
                • Miscellaneous specialists
                  • Department stores
                    • DIY retailing
                      • Music and Video Goods retailing
                        • Home Shopping
                          • Sports and Leisure Goods retailing
                            • Jewellers
                              • Economy
                              • Retail Sales Review

                                • Key points
                                  • France
                                    • Figure 5: France: Retail sales, 2011-12
                                  • Inflation
                                    • Figure 6: France: Inflation, 2011-12
                                  • Germany
                                    • Figure 7: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                                  • Inflation
                                    • Figure 8: Germany: Inflation, 2011-12
                                  • Italy
                                    • Figure 9: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                                  • Inflation
                                    • Figure 10: Italy: Inflation, 2011-12
                                  • Netherlands
                                    • Figure 11: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                                  • Inflation
                                    • Figure 12: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2011-12
                                  • Spain
                                    • Figure 13: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                                  • Inflation
                                    • Figure 14: Spain: Inflation 2011-12
                                  • UK
                                    • Figure 15: UK: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                                  • Inflation
                                    • Figure 16: UK: Inflation, 2011-12
                                • News Analysis

                                  • Grocers
                                    • Belgium: Colruyt reports strong Q1
                                      • Belgium: Colruyt sales rise
                                        • France: Carrefour reports poor sales in Q2 and H1
                                          • France: Casino continues strong results and confirms Monoprix deal
                                            • Germany: Metro
                                              • …reports unexpected strong Q2, with growth in Europe
                                                • …wins ruling over Media-Saturn voting decisions
                                                  • Russian Federation: Magnit and O'Key report rising sales
                                                    • Russian Federation: X5 Retail chief executive leaves after weak Q2
                                                      • Spain: Dia reports turnover up 6.9% in H1
                                                        • UK: Aldi to create 3,000 new jobs
                                                          • UK: Asda
                                                            • …and Lidl increase pay to farmers after milk price protests
                                                              • …George opens first Guernsey store
                                                                • …Income Tracker: Disposable income stabilises in June
                                                                  • …to launch financial services
                                                                    • UK: Iceland
                                                                      • …and Farmfoods face milk price protests
                                                                        • …plans to launch online grocery site
                                                                          • …to roll-out Bonus Card and coupon initiative
                                                                            • UK: Morrisons
                                                                              • …and Asda in milk price war
                                                                                • …launches pop-up play parks
                                                                                  • UK: Nisa sees record sales growth
                                                                                    • UK: Sainsbury’s to introduce renewable energy solution to 100 stores
                                                                                      • UK: Tesco
                                                                                        • …Bank adds mortgages to its offering
                                                                                          • …invests in premium coffee shop
                                                                                            • …launched virtual shopping wall at Gatwick Airport
                                                                                              • …opens Olympic pop-up shop
                                                                                                • …superstore managing director to head Extra division
                                                                                                  • UK: The Co-operative
                                                                                                    • …Group’s CEO to step down
                                                                                                      • …looks set for further acquisitions
                                                                                                        • …secures £950m refinancing deal
                                                                                                          • Other Food Specialists
                                                                                                            • UK: Greggs' like-for-likes drop due to wet weather and store growth
                                                                                                              • UK: Thorntons reports like-for-like rise in Q4
                                                                                                                • Off-licences
                                                                                                                  • UK: Bargain Booze to appoint new chief executive
                                                                                                                    • UK: Oddbins launches campaign to oppose 'perverse' Olympic rules
                                                                                                                      • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                        • Europe: Benetton to launch EU e-commerce site
                                                                                                                          • France: LVMH reports revenues up 26%
                                                                                                                            • Germany: Primark sees most successful store opening yet in Germany
                                                                                                                              • Latvia: H&M opens in Riga
                                                                                                                                • Sweden: H&M reports 3% increase in like-for-like sales in June
                                                                                                                                  • UK: All Saints returns to profit and considers expansion trail
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Ann Summers sales up 78%
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Burberry
                                                                                                                                        • …reports 11% revenue boost
                                                                                                                                          • …to end fragrance licence agreement with InterParfums
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ethel Austin
                                                                                                                                              • …bought out of administration by Liric
                                                                                                                                                • …falls into administration
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Evans to open new store on Oxford Street
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: French Connection
                                                                                                                                                      • …kidswear set for international expansion
                                                                                                                                                        • …reports falling revenues and issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Hugo Boss reports 23% growth in Q2
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Jigsaw parent reports £10m loss
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Next reports strong online growth and ups profit target
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Prada’s first-half sales driven by Asia Pacific and Europe
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Primark
                                                                                                                                                                    • …plans Milton Keynes flagship
                                                                                                                                                                      • …sales rise despite bad weather
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Rag & Bone opens first London store
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Republic
                                                                                                                                                                            • …attracts premium menswear brands in upmarket repositioning move
                                                                                                                                                                              • …launches three new womenswear brands amid major growth strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Stella McCartney to launch new childrenswear range
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …reports falling underlying profits
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to expand categories
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Tom Ford to open first UK standalone store
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Urban Outfitters to open in Trinity Leeds
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Victoria's Secret delays UK launch
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Vivienne Westwood
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …returns to profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to open store in Wales
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: 99p Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …reports profit surge, but slowing growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to extend food offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Wilkinson reveals new store format
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Poundland appoints Tesco director as chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Argos launches Habitat range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …announces new Per Una head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …confirms Bostock's departure and reports sales down in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …first bank to offer fee-only service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …introduces contactless payment in London stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …shares rise amid speculation of a takeover bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Original Factory Shop reports rising EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Wellchester to close down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miscellaneous Specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …chief executive resigns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to offer practical driving tests in Government tie up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Hobbycraft looks to improve multichannel offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mothercare UK like-for-like sales fall 6.7% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Germany: Karstadt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …lures UK retailer to Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to cut 2,000 jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Allders purchase considered by former owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Debenhams expands footwear range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Harrods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …opens revamped toy department
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports profits up 15%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …director departs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …launches its biggest own brand yet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to open first ever pop-up shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …reports strong first half revenues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Kingfisher reports flat like-for-like sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Robert Dyas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …back to growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …sold to Paphitis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Travis Perkins’ retail division reports 8.8% fall in like-for-like sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Darty chairman to leave earlier than expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Carphone Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …may takeover European venture after Best Buy bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports 2% decline in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Comet on track to return to black with new owners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dixons increases Pixmania stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Maplin managing director exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Music and Video Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: HMV’s finance director set to depart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ireland: Xtra-vision looks to digital as pre-tax losses narrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Games Workshop reports rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …boss Simon Fox departs and Jessops' boss takes over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …Hammersmith Apollo deal complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reports full-year loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sales rise on back of Olympic ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Musicroom reports 2.3% growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Carpet and Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: BrightHouse looks to boost online offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Carpetright receives boost from wet weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dreams' owner plans restructuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Home Shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Europe: PPR and Yoox in joint ecommerce venture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Neckermann dispute continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Achica to launch own brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …retains top market share spot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to open new digital media development centre in London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …denies director to exit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sales up 31% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Brand Alley reports sales up 20% in H1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: eBay partners with the British Fashion Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Farepak customers to receive half their money back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Findel reports 8% increase in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Ocado launches pop up virtual wall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Shop Direct reports 36% boost in EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Hut considers Sir Terry Leahy as new chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health & Beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Chanel to open pop-up fragrance and beauty store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Lloydspharmacy set to make redundancies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: The Perfume Shop to launch private-label collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: American Greetings' Clinton Cards acquisition to be investigated by OFT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Clintons unveils its rebrand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports and Leisure Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ireland: JD Sports opens first Bank store in Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: JJB Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …appoints La Senza director as new CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …chief executive to step down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …investors consider turnaround strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …looks for further funding after sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …acquires stake in Flannels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reports rising profits in "record" year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: LV opens first watch and jewellery store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Switzerland: Richemont's solid quarter looks good for half-year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Boodles reports profit boost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Pandora profits fall due to stock swap plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Signet Jewellers to cut 99 jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Europe: Boxpark to open in Amsterdam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Europe: Euro retail sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Bluewater to become UK's largest shopping centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …July retail sales up 0.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …June retail sales boosted by Jubilee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …reports 0.5% fall in number of retail outlets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Capital Shopping Centres shows resilience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Consumer confidence still low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Food inflation for July reaches two-year low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Food is fastest growing sector for mobile searches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Kantar: Discount grocers report strong growth in market share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: London sees increase in footfall despite concerns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: London Waterloo station opens new balcony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: ONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …Inflation falls to 2.4% in June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …Retail sales volumes and values up in June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Portas pilots round two revealed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Sales soar at convenience stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Scottish retail sales poor in June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Shop vacancy levels rise to record
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: West End suffers during Olympics, but etail grows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home Shopping – Europe: Amazon Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 17: Amazon.co.uk: Sales as share of All non-store retailers sales in UK, 2007-2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 18: Amazon.Europe: Sales as share of All non-store retailers sales in Europe, 2007-2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 19: Amazon Europe: Estimated financial performance, 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Consumer profile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 20: Amazon: Socio demographic customer profile, May 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 21: Amazon: Regional profile, May 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 22: Amazon: Customers’ financial situation, May 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Product mix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Social networks, m-commerce and apps

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • adidas-Salomon AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alexander McQueen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • All Saints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Allders Croydon Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Allied Irish Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • American Greetings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ann Summers Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Arla Foods amba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Balenciaga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bank of Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Barclaycard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bargain Booze Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Beale Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Benetton (Italy)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Birthdays Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Blackwell UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bottega Verde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Boux Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brand Alley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • BrandAlley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Fashion Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Gas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpetright UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carrefour Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cartier SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Casino (France) other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Celesio Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Chanel Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Channel 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Colruyt Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Credit Suisse Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cruise (Glasgow) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dairy Crest Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • David Sands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Department for Transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Diageo Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dolce & Gabbana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dreams Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Driving Standards Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ethel Austin Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Evans old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Exponent Private Equity LLP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Farepak Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Farmfoods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fat Face Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fendi SRL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • First Milk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Foot Locker U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Footlocker Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Franprix/Leader Price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Galeries Lafayette (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Games Workshop Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gamestation Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gfk NOP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Greater London Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hammersmith Apollo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HBOS plc (Halifax Bank of Scotland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HobbyCraft Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hotel Chocolat Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HSBC Holdings plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Invesco Perpetual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jigsaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JJB Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JPMorgan Invest LLC (BrownCo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kaufhof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kew 159 Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • KFC Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kitbag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • La Senza Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Links London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lipsy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lloyds Retail Chemists Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LOVEFiLM International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Magnit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mango Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Media Markt/Saturn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • National Farmers Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Neckermann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Netflix, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Network Rail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • O'Key Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Oddbins Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Office of Fair Trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Okay/Bio Planet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pandora Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PepsiCo Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Phase Eight Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poundstretcher Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Prada (I Pellettieri d'Italia S.p.A.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pringle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Reiss Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Republic Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Richemont Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert Dyas Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert Wiseman Dairies Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robinson Webster (Holdings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ryman Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rymans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Safilo S.p.a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Save the Children Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Schuh Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sears Holdings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sports Direct UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Stella McCartney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Streamline Foods Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Svenska Handelsbanken AB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Original Factory Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Perfume Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thomas Pink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Toolstation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Twitter, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Urban Outfitters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • USC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vauxhall Motors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Victoria's Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Visa Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vivienne Westwood Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wallis old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Whitbread PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wickes Building Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wilkinson Hardware Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Woolworths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • X5 Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Yo! Sushi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Yoox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Yves Saint Laurent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          European Retail Briefing - August 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          £295.00 (Excl.Tax)