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European Retail Briefing - July 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

    • Developments in European organic and wholefoods retailing
      • Carrefour versus Auchan
        • Organic supply and demand
          • Figure 1: New food product launches featuring an ‘organic’ claim, 2009/10 – 2011/12
        • Organic retailing elsewhere
          • Figure 2: Whole Foods Market, Piccadilly Circus (London), May 2012
        • What this means
        • Headlines for the Month

          • Grocers
            • Clothing retailing
              • Multi-Sector Retailing
                • Electrical Goods Retailing
                  • DIY Retailing
                    • Health & Beauty Retailing
                    • Retail Sales Review

                      • Key points
                        • France
                          • Figure 3: France: Retail sales, 2011-12
                        • Inflation
                          • Figure 4: France: Inflation, 2011-12
                        • Germany
                          • Figure 5: Germany: Retail Sales trends, 2011-12
                        • Inflation
                          • Figure 6: Germany: Inflation, 2011-12
                        • Italy
                          • Figure 7: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                        • Inflation
                          • Figure 8: Italy: Inflation, 2011-12
                        • Netherlands
                          • Figure 9: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                        • Inflation
                          • Figure 10: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2011-12
                        • Spain
                          • Figure 11: SPain: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                        • Inflation
                          • Figure 12: Spain: Inflation 2011-12
                        • UK
                          • Figure 13: UK: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                        • Inflation
                          • Figure 14: UK: Inflation, 2011-12
                      • News Analysis

                        • Grocers
                          • France: Carrefour’s fortunes to be revived in three years
                            • France: Casino and GroupeGaleries Lafayette look to agree on Monoprix deal
                              • Greece: Carrefour sells stake in joint venture to Marinopoulos
                                • Switzerland: Migros' Le Shop in new drive-in launch
                                  • UK: Aldi to improve and extend own-label offering
                                    • UK: Asda
                                      • …opens George pop-up shop
                                        • …opens its first George franchise
                                          • …signs deal to support rapid growth of Asda Direct
                                            • …to launch financial services
                                              • UK: Booker acquires Makro UK
                                                • UK: Iceland
                                                  • …reports 18.5% rise in profits
                                                    • …to present findings of customer feedback programme
                                                      • UK: Morrisons
                                                        • …explores opportunities to expand convenience stores
                                                          • …to lose group finance director
                                                            • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                              • …purchases HMV’s stake in e-book business
                                                                • …reports sales boost
                                                                  • UK: Spar to be new supplier to People's Supermarket
                                                                    • UK: Fortnum & Mason hires new retail director
                                                                      • UK: Tesco
                                                                        • …and Dobbies submit plans for joint store
                                                                          • …buys WE7 digital music platform
                                                                            • …looks for UK commercial director
                                                                              • …reports decline in sales
                                                                                • …reshuffles clothing business again
                                                                                  • …to open 24 hours on Sundays during Olympics
                                                                                    • …to use Clubcard data for online strategy
                                                                                      • …works with Facebook on promotion
                                                                                        • UK: Supermarkets to launch mobile police stations
                                                                                          • UK: Tesco and Morrisons continue to lose out on market share
                                                                                            • UK: The Co-operative
                                                                                              • …completes roll-out of replenishment system
                                                                                                • …launches tie-up with Amazon lockers
                                                                                                  • UK: Whole Foods UK reports increasing losses
                                                                                                    • UK: Kiddicare receives new design concept
                                                                                                      • Off-licences
                                                                                                        • UK: Majestic Wine reports profit and sales boost
                                                                                                          • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                            • Denmark: BTX Group to sell off young fashion brands
                                                                                                              • Europe: Otto to launch Material Girl clothing line in September
                                                                                                                • Europe: Uniqlo appoints European CEO
                                                                                                                  • France: Yves Saint Laurent becomes Saint Laurent Paris
                                                                                                                    • Greece: H&M identifies growth opportunities in Greece
                                                                                                                      • Italy: Prada reports strong sales and profits in first quarter
                                                                                                                        • Russian Federation: Lee Cooper to expand in Russia
                                                                                                                          • Sweden: H&M
                                                                                                                            • …reports 12% increase in sales for first six months
                                                                                                                              • ...to collaborate with Maison Martin Margiela
                                                                                                                                • UK: Bhs poaches M&S menswear trading director
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Boux Avenue plans overseas expansion
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Cecil Gee to leave the high street
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Coast opens doors on London flagship
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dalvey looks to expand store portfolio
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Gio Goi closes all high street stores
                                                                                                                                            • UK: H&M launches pop-up sportswear shops
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Inditex buys UK flagship store for Zara
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Issa London to launch e-commerce site
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jaeger poaches Aurora Fashions former president
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Jigsaw takes over a third of Kew 159’s store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Kookaï lose sales but reduce losses
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Matalan reports falling EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Mulberry
                                                                                                                                                            • …expected to report 50% increase in profit
                                                                                                                                                              • …reports 54% rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: New Look
                                                                                                                                                                  • …extends refinancing
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Quantum Clothing Group acquired by Itochu
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Laura Ashley records 5.4% growth in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Radley to open first pop-up shop
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Republic to boost footwear offer with dedicated areas
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Superdry to boost e-commerce site and launch mobile app
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ted Baker reports revenue boost
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Kooples backs out of UK property deals
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Tom Ford to open first UK standalone store
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Topshop
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …appoints former Burberry vice-president of PR as chief marketing officer
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to collaborate with JW Anderson
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Weird Fish seeks to boost presence
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Dr Martens
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …hopes for £200 million bidder.
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …may be acquired by Russian billionaire
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Jimmy Choo reports pre-tax profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Jones Group to expand in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Germany: Debenhams launches German website
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Allders fall into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports sales rise as margins are hit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to introduce next day delivery in 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to launch free in-store wifi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Fenwick’s Bond Street store managing director passes away
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Harvey Nichols to expand ecommerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: John Lewis looks to extend its click-and-collect service by partnering with corner shops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Hornbach reports weak first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: B&Q launches new services as part of Energy Saving initiative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Topps Tiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …reports like-for-like sales up 2.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to launch new flagship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Wickes to invest £10 million in lower prices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-Sector Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Home Retail Group post mixed quarterly results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Next to open second superstore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mixed goods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …Bostock to leave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …confirms Bostock's departure and reports sales down in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …reports record results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …tests contactless payment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Wellchester to close down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Halfords looks to explore fast-delivery options
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Lonely Planet to open first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Mothercare UK retail head to exit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Thorntons needs to change strategy, says former chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Electrical Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Europe: Kesa reports fall in full year revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Dixons reports rising profits and new strategic priorities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Maplin invests £40m into business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Phones 4u reports boost in sales, but fall in earnings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Music and Video Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Digital video sales overtake Blu-ray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Carpetright reports fall in profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: United Carpets commences store closure review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: BrightHouse EBITDA up 12.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: DFS reports market share growth but sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Oka reports rising profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home Shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Netherlands: Bol.com offers retailers chance to sell through its website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …sales up 31% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to lose Superdry clothing brand from site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Boodles launches new e-commerce site for international distribution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Celtic Sheepskin to launch international websites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: eBay appoints Sainsbury’s digital and cross channel director as vice president
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Findel enjoys increase in pre-tax profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: IndiaCoco launched as new online kidswear store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: N Brown sees womenswear sales hit by wet weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reports 12% increase in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to launch category-specific general merchandise sites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Shop Direct acquires banking boss as new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Hut reports 71% increase in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Zalando hopes for strong growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Cath Kidston expands its UK store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Dunelm reports like-for-like sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Clas Ohlson opens UK transactional website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Health and Beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Austria: Schlecker to be axed in Austria after German demise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Ihr Platz and Schlecker XL acquisition unsuccessful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: Rossmann drugstore reports 12.8% increase in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …and Walgreens global strategic partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to return to UK stock market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Chanel to open pop-up fragrance and beauty store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Holland & Barrett reports rising profit as Julian Graves goes under
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Savers looks to be back in black after turnaround
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports and Leisure Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JD Sports expects Black losses to total £10 million for 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: JJB Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales fall as Euro 2012 fails to increase spending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …signs exclusive deal with Tekkers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Pentland Group boosted by international sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toys and Games Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Disney Store reports further losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Ludendo close to snapping up Hamleys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Garden Centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The Garden Centre Group to develop more concessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Books and Stationery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Clinton Cards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to be revamped
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to lose 122 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: WHSmith reports decline in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: BRC: June retail sales boosted by Jubilee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Co-op economy outperforms UK’s for fourth consecutive year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Consumer confidence flat in June despite Jubilee expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Government fuel duty freeze "helpful" for retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Olympics to boost economy by £5.33bn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: ONS: Retail sales values and volumes increase in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Rate of inflation fell in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Shop price inflation falls to lowest rate in over two years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Three quarters of retailers begin summer Sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Welsh Retail Consortium launched
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retailing in the Asia-Pacific Region: India

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Key facts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Indian retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • World’s largest democracy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economic reform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Census 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Regional limitations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economy beginning to slow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Half-hearted liberalisation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Organising retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • India in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 15: India: Population, by gender, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 16: India: Estimated population, 2006-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 17: India: Population projections, by age group, 2006, 2011 and 2016
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 18: India: Projected population, by region, 2008-10; and provisional census population, by region, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 19: India: Gross domestic product, 2004/05-2010/11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 20: India: Consumer price index, 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 21: India: Consumer expenditure, 2000/01-2010/11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 22: India: Consumer expenditure, by category (inc sales tax), 2006/07-2009/10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Indian retail sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 23: India: Estimated retail sales, 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 24: India: Leading identified retailers, 2010/11-2011/12

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 5' Marinopoulos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • A. S. Watson (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Allders Croydon Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • American Greetings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Baillie Gifford & Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bain Capital LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Baugur
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • BC Partners Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Booker Cash & Carry Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Boux Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carpetright UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carrefour Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Casino
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cath Kidston Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Chanel Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Christian Dior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Clas Ohlson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Coop Norge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Costcutter Supermarkets Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Debenhams (UK and Republic of Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dekabank Deutsche Girozentrale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dentsu Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DFS Furniture Holdings Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dobbies Garden Centres plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Electra Partners Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fenwick Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figleaves Global Trading Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fortnum & Mason Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Freemans Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fresh & Easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Galeries Lafayette (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gfk NOP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hamleys of London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HarperCollins Publishers Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • High and Mighty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hornbach Holding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ihr Platz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Intermarché (France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • J. Choo Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jigsaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jones Apparel Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Julian Graves Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kew 159 Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kurt Geiger Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Land Securities Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Landsbanki Islands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Le Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lee Cooper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lombard Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Londis (Holdings) Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lonely Planet Publications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Macy's, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Migros (Switzerland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • NBTY (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Net-A-Porter Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nine West USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nisa (fascia) incl. Loco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • O2 / Telefonica UK (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Oka Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • One Stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Otto Group (Multichannel Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pentland Group PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pets at Home Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Phones 4U Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Poundstretcher Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Prada (I Pellettieri d'Italia S.p.A.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • R Griggs Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Radley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Random House, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Republic Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robinson Webster (Holdings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rossmann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ryman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sandpiper CI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Savers Health and Beauty Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Schlecker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Schuh Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sunderland Association Football Club Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Système U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Disney Store Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Kooples
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Nutri Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Penguin Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The People's Supermarket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topps Tiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topps Tiles Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Uniqlo UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • United Carpets Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Visa Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Walgreen Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Walt Disney Company, The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Watermark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Whole Foods Market Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wickes Building Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Woolworths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Yves Saint Laurent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Zalando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Zavvi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              European Retail Briefing - July 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              £295.00 (Excl.Tax)