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European Retail Briefing - January 2016

This review looks at:

  • An analyst comment looking at Edeka's purchase of Kaisers Tengelmnann.
  • An overview of the the latest European retail sales data across the five major European economies.
  • A profile of Beauty retailer, AS Watson. This is taken from our recently published Beauty Retailing - Europe - January 2016 report.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news analysis across Europe.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Edeka finally has its way with Kaiser's
      • A long time coming
        • What does Edeka want with Kaiser’s?
          • Figure 1: Germany: Where consumers spend most in a typical month for groceries, by age and affluence, September 2015
        • What will Edeka do with the stores?
          • What happens now?
          • European Retail Sales

            • Key points
              • Retail sales
                • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2014-15
                • Figure 3: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2014-15
              • Inflation
                • Figure 4: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2014-15
                • Figure 5: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2014-15
            • Headlines for the Month

              • Grocers
                • Clothing retailers
                  • Multi-sector retailing
                    • Department stores
                      • Furniture retailing
                        • DIY retailing
                          • Electricals retailing
                          • News Analysis – Food & Drink

                            • UK: Mintel's Christmas message
                              • And 2016?
                                • And then?
                                  • Convenience stores
                                    • UK: Spar grows store estate by 8% in six months
                                      • Grocers
                                        • Belgium: Delhaize Group launches consent solicitation
                                          • Croatia: Konzum invests in a new flagship store
                                            • Denmark: Dansk Supermarked ups convenience with 24-hour opening
                                              • France: Carrefour
                                                • …expands within Belgium and Romania
                                                  • …completes acquisition of Rue de Commerce
                                                    • France: Cdiscount launches food offering in France
                                                      • Germany: Aldi expands branded offering
                                                        • Germany: Media-Markt and Makro enter joint purchasing
                                                          • Germany: Metro Group like-for-like sales rise 1.5%
                                                            • Italy: Conad earmarks €8m for e-commerce development
                                                              • Italy: VéGé Group expands and introduces Beacon technology
                                                                • Netherlands: Albert Heijn introduces real-time order tracking
                                                                  • Netherlands: Boni introduces adaptive website
                                                                    • Poland: Carrefour goes online in Poland
                                                                      • Portugal: Jumbo launches beacon-enabled app
                                                                        • UK: Aldi to open 80 new stores in 2016
                                                                          • UK: Asda introduces ‘Go-Getters for Forgetters’
                                                                            • UK: Booth reports strong growth in Christmas orders
                                                                              • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                                • …grows ahead of the grocery market
                                                                                  • …makes bid for Home Retail Group
                                                                                    • UK: Tesco
                                                                                      • …to introduce charge for small click-and-collect orders
                                                                                        • …to offer dog pampering in larger stores
                                                                                          • UK: Waitrose plans 14 new supermarkets in 2016
                                                                                            • Other food and drink specialists
                                                                                              • UK: Majestic Wine sees sales grow 12.2% during the Christmas period
                                                                                                • UK: Berry Bros & Rudd sees losses double
                                                                                                • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                                                  • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                    • Europe: Inditex sales rise 16% as expansion continues
                                                                                                      • Europe: Prada profits fall amid weak sales in Asia
                                                                                                        • Netherlands: Macintosh Retail Group files for bankruptcy
                                                                                                          • Sweden: H&M sales growth slows to 4% in November
                                                                                                            • UK: Arcadia continues to roll out Outfit fascia
                                                                                                              • UK: Barbour reduces core range
                                                                                                                • UK: Blue Inc to close a quarter of its shops
                                                                                                                  • UK: Bonmarché announces Beth Butterwick departure
                                                                                                                    • UK: Boux Avenue delivers strong growth for Theo Paphitis Retail Group
                                                                                                                      • UK: Burberry
                                                                                                                        • …celebrates the Lunar New Year on WeChat
                                                                                                                          • …releases interactive 3D scarf advert
                                                                                                                            • UK: Jaegar owner halts sale
                                                                                                                              • UK: Jigsaw reports a record-breaking Christmas
                                                                                                                                • UK: Joules eyes IPO
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Kurt Geiger bought out by Cinven
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mamas & Papas returns to profit
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Mulberry grows revenues by 5% in the first half
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Next sales increase just 0.4% prior to Christmas
                                                                                                                                          • UK: River Island to introduce a plus-size range
                                                                                                                                            • UK: SuperGroup revenues surge 22.3%
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ted Baker buys The Ugly Brown Building
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Topshop partners with Appear Here to provide pop-up concessions
                                                                                                                                                  • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Brantano’s new owners put the business under review
                                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Metro Group like-for-like sales rise 1.5%
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Marks and Spencer
                                                                                                                                                            • …opens first store in Beijing
                                                                                                                                                              • …UK like-for-like sales fall 2.5%
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Poundland third quarter revenues grow 29.4%
                                                                                                                                                                  • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                    • France: Monoprix introduces in-store iBeacons
                                                                                                                                                                      • Ireland: Arnotts reports modest growth in sales
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: BHS appoints chief financial officer
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Debenhams in talks with former Kingfisher boss
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Harvey Nichols profits tumble 29.7%
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: House of Fraser reports rising Q3 sales
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …has a strong week for electricals
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …invests £500m in online business
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sales grow 4.1% over the Christmas period
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Selfridges launches Bright New Things campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                          • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Hornbach Group reduces earnings target
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Topps Tiles Q1 sales rise 4.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • France: Darty retail profits surge 36%
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Media Markt implements new loyalty program
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Dixons Carphone
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …first-half sales up 5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to launch a tech emergency service
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Carpetright delivers “significant growth” in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Switzerland: LeShop.ch delivers 6.6% growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Amazon to lease aircraft in a bid to launch air-delivery service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Atterley stops trading as it enters administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Matalan Direct hires buying director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Moonpig innovates with augmented reality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ocado reports double-digit Q4 growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: PrettyLittleThing full-year sales reach £30m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sweden: Ikea group sales rise 11.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Habitat adapts website for mobile shoppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Concerns raised over LloydsPharmacy’s bid for Sainsbury’s division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Holland & Barrett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …eyes potential £1bn sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …plans to double sales to £1bn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Fragrance Shop sales boosted by luxury brand demand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Sports Direct sales and profits up in the first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Music, video and game retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Foyles reports strong Christmas trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Game’s sales fall 6.7% as demand for consoles declines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shopping locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Birmingham Bullring owner eyes bid for Grand Central
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Signet Jewellers’ UK sales rise 4.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Retail sales rise 2.0% in November
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • A. S. Watson Health & Beauty Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marionnaud
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 6: A. S. Watson Health & Beauty Europe: Group financial performance, 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 7: A. S. Watson Health & Beauty Europe: Outlet data, 2010-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Continental Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Superdrug
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Perfume Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Savers

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • A Levy & Son Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ahold USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Albert Heijn Netherlands (Ahold)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aldi Stores Ltd (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Arnotts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Berry Bros and Rudd Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Boohoo.com plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Boux Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brantano (Belgium)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brantano (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Burberry (China)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Burton old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpetright UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carrefour Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Casino
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cdiscount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Christian Dior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cinven Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Conad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Credit Suisse Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Delhaize Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dixons Carphone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dolcis (Macintosh)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dorothy Perkins old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • EH Booth & Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Evans old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fenwick Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Franprix/Leader Price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Game Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hammerson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hornbach Baumarkt (Germany)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hornbach International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • House of Fraser Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jigsaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jones Apparel Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jones Bootmaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jumbo Supermarkten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Konzum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kurt Geiger Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Liberty Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lidl (Germany)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Little Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lloyds Pharmacy (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Macintosh Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mamas & Papas Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Media Markt/Saturn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Migros (Switzerland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Migros Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Miss Selfridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Monoprix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Moonpig.com Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Naked Wines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • NBTY (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Netto Foodstores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Next Directory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Next Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ocado Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Office Holdings Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pets at Home Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Prada (I Pellettieri d'Italia S.p.A.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pull & Bear UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • R Barbour & Sons Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Real (Ukraine)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • River Island Clothing Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert Dyas Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Royal Automobile Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rue du Commerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ryman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sainsbury's Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Spotify AB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SuperGroup Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Target (Coles Myer)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Fragrance Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topman old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topps Tiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Victoria Plumb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • W&G Foyle Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wallis old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wm Morrison Supermarkets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          European Retail Briefing - January 2016

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