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European Retail Briefing - July 2014

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

In this report we include:

  • An analyst comment looking at developments at German department store group, Karstadt.
  • An overview of the the latest European retail sales data across the five Major European economies.
  • A profile of online fashion retailer, Zalando. This is taken from our recently published E-Commerce - Europe report.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news analysis across Europe.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Karstadt – at tipping point?
      • What we’ve seen
        • A crowded middleground
          • Figure 1: The consumer: Department stores bought from in the past 12 months – Karstadt and Kaufhof, February 2014
        • Strategy so far
          • Strong competition in fashion
            • The end of Karstadt?
              • What we think
              • European Retail Sales

                • Key points
                  • Retail sales
                    • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2013-14
                    • Figure 3: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2013-14
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 4: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2013-14
                    • Figure 5: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2013-14
                • Headlines for the Month

                  • Grocers
                    • Clothing retailing
                      • Department Stores
                        • DIY retailing
                          • Electrical retailing
                            • Home Shopping
                              • Miscellaneous Specialist Retailing
                              • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                • Bakers
                                  • UK: Greggs sales grow 3.1% in first half
                                    • Convenience Stores
                                      • UK: Nisa relaunches own-brand range
                                        • Grocers
                                          • Belgium: Delhaize
                                            • Czech Republic: Ahold receives preliminary approval to acquire SPAR's Czech business
                                              • Italy: Carrefour acquires Billa supermarkets in Italy
                                                • France: Carrefour to acquire Dia France
                                                  • Romania: Auchan to open 12 new Romanian stores
                                                    • Spain: Dia acquires El Arbol
                                                      • Spain: El Corte Inglés launches click-and-collect
                                                        • Spain: Lidl launch collaboration with Custo
                                                          • UK: Aldi to double UK store numbers
                                                            • UK: Asda announces ‘radical’ restructuring process
                                                              • UK: Iceland sales grow 2.7%
                                                                • UK: Lidl to open 20 new UK stores in the next nine months
                                                                  • UK: Morrisons
                                                                    • UK: Netto to return to the UK
                                                                      • UK: Ocado revenues rise 20.7% in the first half
                                                                        • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                          • UK: Tesco
                                                                            • UK: Waitrose to launch first in-station store
                                                                              • UK: Tesco and Morrisons suffer market share loss
                                                                                • Other food specialists
                                                                                  • UK: Whole Foods sales rise but losses widen
                                                                                    • Off-licences
                                                                                      • UK: Majestic Wine sales rise 1.4%
                                                                                      • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                                        • Clothing retailing
                                                                                          • Europe: Primark sales soar 22% in Q3
                                                                                            • Germany: Gerry Weber sales rise 2.2% in the first half
                                                                                              • Germany: s.Oliver sales jump 5.3%
                                                                                                • Netherlands: C&A to open new flagship in Amsterdam
                                                                                                  • Netherlands: CoolCat sales grow 1.5%
                                                                                                    • Netherlands: Hunkemöller sales grow 7.9%
                                                                                                      • Netherlands: FNG Group sales rise 60%
                                                                                                        • Spain: Inditex sales climb 4% Q1
                                                                                                          • Sweden: H&M
                                                                                                            • Sweden: SuperGroup acquires Smac Group
                                                                                                              • UK: Blue Inc opts out of IPO
                                                                                                                • UK: Bonmarché sales jump 11.9%
                                                                                                                  • UK: Burberry defends CEO bonus
                                                                                                                    • UK: Fat Face sales grow 12%
                                                                                                                      • UK: Jane Norman enters administration once again
                                                                                                                        • UK: Lakeland Leather enters administration
                                                                                                                          • UK: La Senza enters administration
                                                                                                                            • UK: Michael Kors to open Regent Street flagship
                                                                                                                              • UK: Mulberry like-for-like retail sales slide 3%
                                                                                                                                • UK: Phase Eight
                                                                                                                                  • UK: SuperGroup sales grow 19.6%
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Ted Baker sales rise 17.9% in Q1
                                                                                                                                      • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Shoe Zone sales tumble 16.1% in first half
                                                                                                                                          • Mixed Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                            • Netherlands: HEMA
                                                                                                                                              • UK: 99p Stores launch new Plus format
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Argos
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: B&M Bargains valued at £2.7bn
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Home Retail reports an ‘encouraging start to the year’
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Poundland sales rocket 18% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Poundworld sales grow 18%
                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-Sector Retailing
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Marks and Spencer
                                                                                                                                                              • Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Karstadt CEO leaves after six months
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: House of Fraser Q1 2014 like-for-like sales up 2%
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: John Lewis brings Italian flavour to Oxford Street
                                                                                                                                                                        • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                          • Germany: Hornbach first-quarter consolidated sales up 16%
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Homebase handing over another of its stores to The Range
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Topps Tiles
                                                                                                                                                                                • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                  • France: Darty like-for-likes rise 1.7%
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Netherlands: Saturn brand to be axed in the Netherlands
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Brighthouse sales grow 12.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Carphone Warehouse full-year total sales down
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Comet staff win multi-million pound settlement
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Dixons full-year sales and profit up
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Maplin
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Music and Video Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Rough Trade to open first new UK store in seven years
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Carpetright sales fall 2.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: DFS sales jump 5.9% in Q3
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Dunelm sales jump 7.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Range to open its 89th store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Home Shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Belgium: Colruyt Group acquires 50% of ZEB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Italy: Prezzofelice.it enters liquidation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: ASOS suffers warehouse fire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Boohoo.com sales soar 63%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: M & M Direct sold for £140m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: MySale suffers technical hitch on AIM debut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: N Brown sales rise 2.6% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Net-A-Porter to unveil 'Net-A-Sporter'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: QVC launches new channel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Shop Direct hires first fashion director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Health & Beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Netherlands: Holland & Barrett plans further European expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Superdrug sales drop 1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Fragrance Shop sales rise 11.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Works like-for-like sales grow 7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: WH Smith like-for-like sales fall 2% in Q3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports and Leisure Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: JD Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Miscellaneous Specialist Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Sunglass Hut enters Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Spain: Spanish postal service debuts collection lockers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Bathstore sold in a management buyout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Doddle, a new click and collect business, announced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Halfords sales accelerate 7.9% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Hobbycraft's new small store format
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ladbrokes unveils new store concept
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mamas & Papas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Mothercare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Pets at Home like-for-like sales rise 2.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Footfall declines 0.2% in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Retail sales grow 3.9% in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Retail sales rise 2% in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shop prices hit record low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • E-Commerce – Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Zalando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 6: Zalando: Group financial performance, 2010-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retail offering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ahold Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Auchan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • B&M Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Barclays Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bathstore.com Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bestseller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Boux Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bulgari
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • C&A
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carrefour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Colruyt Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • De Tuinen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Debenhams UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Delhaize Belgium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • DFS Furniture Holdings Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • El Corte Inglés
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fat Face Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Freeview
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gerry Weber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Grant Thornton [UK]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Grupo Santander UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hema
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hema Netherlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HMV Media Group (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HobbyCraft Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hornbach Baumarkt (Germany)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hornbach-Baumarkt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HSBC Investments (UK) Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jane Norman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • K-Extra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Karstadt Premium Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • La Senza Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ladbrokes Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Liberty Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Little Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Luxottica Group S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Media Markt/Saturn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Montagu Private Equity Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Net-A-Porter Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Office Holdings Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PAI Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pets at Home Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Phase Eight Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Poundworld Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Primark/Penneys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • QVC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rewe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rutland Fund Management Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sainsbury's Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Samsung Electronics (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Schwarz Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shoe Zone Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Spar Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Supercor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • T.M.LEWIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesco Personal Finance Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Big Food Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Fragrance Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Works Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Topps Tiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Topps Tiles Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Travelex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Whole Foods Market (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • YouTube, Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        European Retail Briefing - July 2014

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