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European Retail Briefing - July 2015

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • What’s the value of promotions these days?
      • Prime Day
        • And what about everyone else
          • Who gains?
            • Perfect information
            • European Retail Sales

              • Key points
                • Retail sales
                  • Figure 1: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2014-15
                  • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2014-15
                • Inflation
                  • Figure 3: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2014-15
                  • Figure 4: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2014-15
              • Headlines

                • Grocers
                  • Clothing and footwear retailing
                    • Department stores
                      • DIY retailing
                        • Furniture and homeware retailing
                          • Home shopping
                            • Electrical retailing
                            • News Analysis: Food and drink

                              • Convenience stores
                                • UK: Booker Group
                                  • …appoints new chairman
                                    • …makes ‘good progress’ in the first quarter
                                      • UK: Convenience stores invest £177m over last three months, shows report
                                        • UK: Nisa
                                          • …posts £3m operating loss
                                            • …Store of the Future 2 concept proves popular
                                              • UK: Spar kicks off summer campaign
                                                • Grocers
                                                  • Belgium: Colruyt updates its offering
                                                    • Europe: Lidl uses public development funding for expansion across Europe
                                                      • France: Auchan to create first Simply Market Gourmand store
                                                        • Germany: Netto unveils loyalty scheme
                                                          • Germany: Schwarz Group reveals ambitious growth plans
                                                            • Greece: Delhaize has no plans to exit Greece
                                                              • Italy: Coop Italia sales dip 2.3% in 2014
                                                                • Italy: Coop Nordest trials new in-store app
                                                                  • Italy: Eately plans European expansion
                                                                    • Italy: Italmark acquires 70% stake in Family Market
                                                                      • Italy: Lillo plans store openings in Italy
                                                                        • Italy: Simply opens environmentally friendly store
                                                                          • Spain: Eroski
                                                                            • …affected by ‘unfavourable market conditions’
                                                                              • …and Dia reach purchasing agreement
                                                                                • UK: Asda poised to win back customers at Christmas
                                                                                  • UK: Iceland sales fall 0.5% in 2014
                                                                                    • UK: Lidl
                                                                                      • …launches £20m marketing drive
                                                                                        • …mulls online wine store
                                                                                          • UK: Mid-counties Co-operative enlists first non-food concessions
                                                                                            • UK: Morrisons sees the largest sales increase again
                                                                                              • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                • …announces humanlike robots
                                                                                                  • …closing in on international deal
                                                                                                    • …half year revenue increases 18.2%
                                                                                                      • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                                        • …like-for-likes fall 2.1%
                                                                                                          • …makes board changes
                                                                                                            • UK: Tesco Q1 like-for-like sales improvement
                                                                                                              • UK: The Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                • …appoints new board members
                                                                                                                  • …focuses on London expansion
                                                                                                                    • …invests £125m in price cuts
                                                                                                                      • Other food and drink specialists
                                                                                                                        • UK: Conviviality Retail in talks to buy drinks supplier
                                                                                                                          • UK: Ferrero makes offer for Thorntons
                                                                                                                            • UK: Holland & Barrett
                                                                                                                              • …enjoys 5.5% sales increase
                                                                                                                                • …hosts vegan cafe concession
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Majestic Wine sales grow but profits fall
                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis - Non-food

                                                                                                                                    • Clothing and footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                      • Europe: Primark announces expansion into Italy
                                                                                                                                        • France: French childrenswear brand makes scalable clothing
                                                                                                                                          • Spain: Inditex has a strong first quarter
                                                                                                                                            • Sweden: H&M half year sales up 23%
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Asos posts 20% sales rise
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Bon Marché like-for-like sales increase 4.0%
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Clarks
                                                                                                                                                    • …installs Wifi to all stores
                                                                                                                                                      • …suffers a ‘challenging’ year
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: East embarks on store closures
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Fat Face plans US expansion
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: H&M experiments with East London pop-up
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Joules secures £11m of funding
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Mulberry’s trading improves in the second half
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: N Brown transformation is “on track”
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: New Look acquisition is completed
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: New men’s concept store: The Dandy Lab
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Reiss founder explores minority stake sale
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Shoe Zone revenues fall amidst store closures
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: SuperGroup maintains sales momentum in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                • …launches virtual version of its ‘& Moore’ store
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …revenues grow by 24.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: TM Lewin in talks over management buyout
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Netherlands: Hema’s sales up but profits down
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Argos sales suffer but Homebase sees an improvement in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …loses market share
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …restates online figures to account for returns
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …Q1 sales rise 1.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Wilko suffers from fall in earnings
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: Monoprix to continue French expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Germany: Metro agrees to sell Kaufhof to Hudson’s Bay
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ireland: Clerys closes its doors following sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Debenhams like-for-like sales flat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …restructures to become more customer-centric
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …sales boosted by online shoppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to open its first full scale bricks and mortar store in the UK since 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …announces JLAB finalists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …ends free click-and-collect for orders under £30
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …enters the smartphone market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …sales buoyed by Father’s Day purchases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …teams up with Bruce Oldfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to roll out more restaurant concessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Liberty plans international expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Denmark: DT Group increases sales in Q3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Hornbach sales rise in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Netherlands: Gamma hosts energy supplier Essent in store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sweden: Clas Ohlson sales up 8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Clas Ohlson signs contract for second compact store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Kingfisher hires Coop Denmark boss as new chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Topps Tiles has an encouraging Q3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Furniture and homeware retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Conforama ups expansion in Spain and Portugal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Carpetright sales and profits up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Dunelm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …appoints John Browett as chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …like-for-like sales up 5.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Sofaworks may have to change name following DFS court battle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Garden centre retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Wyevale Garden Centres profits surge 55%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Europe: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …e-book business to be investigated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to offer loans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Germany: Made.com expands into Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Zalando opens gallery-style pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Europe: AO World considers expansion into European markets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …brings one-hour delivery to London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …Prime Day to offer more discounts than Black Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Arcadia backed online shopping site to launch in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Boohoo sales grow 35% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Net-a-Porter makes first profit in five years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Royal Mail to send direct mail based on online shopping history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: The Book Depository makes £4m loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Darty Group returns to profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ireland: HMV reveals deal with Tesco Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …revenues up 12.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to roll out smaller “satellite” store format
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dixons Carphone partners with Sprint Corp in the US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Maplin reports flat full-year profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ireland: Lloyds Pharmacy to open 60 Irish stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Superdrug full-year pre-tax profits and sales up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Greetings card and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Card Factory management selling off shares
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Paperchase nears a takeover deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Direct Golf reveals full-year sales decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Entertainment retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Hamleys eyed by House of Fraser owners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: HMV relaunches online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Halfords appoints new CFO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: JD Sports continues strong start to the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Sports Direct announces first Scottish retail and gym hybrid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Travel retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Moto suffers £37m turnover drop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shopping locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Longines sets record for Oxford Street rent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Westfield announces expansion to luxury shopping village
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Government to relax Sunday trading laws
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Shop prices fall as consumer confidence rises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The BRC warns on business rates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Online Retailing – Europe: Zalando

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Successful IPO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Technology at its heart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Underwhelming expansion in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 88: Zalando: Group financial performance, 2010-14

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