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European Retail Briefing - June 2011

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

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  1. Analyst Comment

    • DIY: A Tough Climate
      • What we’ve seen
        • Mixed performance in the DIY retail sector
          • Leading retailers manage the situation
            • Figure 2: Performance of the leading retailers, Q1 2011
          • Who is losing out?
            • Greater opportunities lie further afield
              • What it means
              • Headlines for the Month

                • Grocers
                  • Clothing retailers
                    • Department stores
                      • DIY retailing
                        • Electricals retailing
                          • Health and beauty retailing
                          • Retail Sales Review

                            • Key points
                              • France
                                • Figure 3: France: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 4: France: Inflation, 2010-11
                              • Germany
                                • Figure 5: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 6: Germany: Inflation, 2010-11
                              • Italy
                                • Figure 7: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 8: Italy: Inflation, 2010-11
                              • Netherlands
                                • Figure 9: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 10: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2010-11
                              • Spain
                                • Figure 11: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 12: Spain: Inflation, 2010-11
                              • UK
                                • Figure 13: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 14: UK: Annual percentage change in Consumer Price Index for selected product groups, 2010-11
                            • Retailing in the Asia Pacific Region

                                • China
                                  • Key facts
                                    • The Chinese retail scene
                                      • Human rights issues
                                        • Encouraging freedom
                                          • Reaping the rewards
                                            • Uncertainties remain
                                              • Rise of modern retail
                                                • Foreign retailers invest
                                                  • China in figures
                                                    • Population
                                                      • Figure 15: China: Population trends, 2001-10
                                                      • Figure 16: China: Population by age group and gender, 2009
                                                    • Economy
                                                      • Figure 17: China: Gross domestic product, 2001-10
                                                      • Figure 18: China: Household consumer expenditure, 2000-09
                                                      • Figure 19: China: Breakdown of household consumer expenditure by category and place of residence, 2006-09
                                                      • Figure 20: China: Inflation, 2001-10
                                                    • The Chinese retail market
                                                      • Figure 21: China: Retail sales, 2004-10
                                                      • Figure 22: China: Retail outlets and employees, 2008 and 2009
                                                      • Figure 23: China: Retail outlets, by format, 2009
                                                      • Figure 24: China: Retail data, by region, 2009
                                                      • Figure 25: China: Retail sales, by type of outlet, 2009
                                                      • Figure 26: Retail Sales by category of commodity, 2007 and 2008
                                                      • Figure 27: China: Top 100 retail chains, 2010
                                                    • High food investment
                                                      • Figure 28: China: Leading food retailers, 2010
                                                    • High disposable incomes increase discretionary spend
                                                      • Figure 29: China: Leading electrical specialists, 2010
                                                      • Figure 30: China: Leading department store operators, 2010
                                                    • Foreign players increasing
                                                      • Figure 31: China: Leading foreign retailers, 2010
                                                      • Figure 32: Bailian Group: Group financial performance, 2006-10
                                                      • Figure 33: Bailian Group: Outlet data, 2006-10
                                                  • News Analysis

                                                    • Grocers
                                                      • Europe: Spar reports solid full-year growth
                                                        • France: Carrefour plans Madrid listing for Dia and reiterates FY targets
                                                          • France: Intermarché opts for drive-thru e-commerce
                                                            • Denmark: Dansk Supermarked reports fall in Q1 sales
                                                              • France: Systeme-U acquires online grocer Telemarket
                                                                • Germany: Rewe
                                                                  • …launches premium format
                                                                    • …reports strong full-year results
                                                                      • Italy: Esselunga reports solid full year profit
                                                                        • Lithuania: Lidl negotiates land acquisition for new stores
                                                                          • Netherlands: Ahold
                                                                            • …loses CFO to Avon
                                                                              • …sees strong Q1 results, driven by US sales
                                                                                • Romania: Rewe appoints head of Billa
                                                                                  • Russian Federation: Magnit disappoints with Q1 profit, but sales grow
                                                                                    • Russian Federation: X5 Retail sales rise in first quarter
                                                                                      • Spain: Consum full year sales grow
                                                                                        • Switzerland: Migros reduces further prices
                                                                                          • UK: Asda
                                                                                            • …considers bid for Iceland
                                                                                              • …makes £27m food quality investment
                                                                                                • …opens converted Netto stores
                                                                                                  • …reports flat like-for-likes
                                                                                                    • …to open George clothing stores in Middle East
                                                                                                      • UK: Asda Income Tracker: Families £13 worse off
                                                                                                        • UK: Co-op
                                                                                                          • …members give £3m to charity
                                                                                                            • …relaunches Truly Irresistible in sales push
                                                                                                              • UK: Greggs sees continued total sales growth
                                                                                                                • UK: Haldanes files for administration
                                                                                                                  • UK: Heron Food sales rise but profits fall
                                                                                                                    • UK: Iceland Foods
                                                                                                                      • …goes on sale, with bids expected to reach £2bn
                                                                                                                        • …profits rise 20%
                                                                                                                          • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                                                            • …buys wholesale florist
                                                                                                                              • …prepares bid for Iceland
                                                                                                                                • …saves up promotions for shoppers' payday
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                                                                                    • …expands Click & Collect network
                                                                                                                                      • …looking to attain growth 'beyond food'
                                                                                                                                        • …profits up 9%
                                                                                                                                          • …Shapland leaves
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                                                              • …appoints digital and marketing officer
                                                                                                                                                • …expands click-and-collect service
                                                                                                                                                  • …Japan boss takes UK role
                                                                                                                                                    • …looks to entice fashion brands
                                                                                                                                                      • …to launch new brands
                                                                                                                                                        • …trials in-store 'sat-nav' system
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                            • …to launch healthy range
                                                                                                                                                              • …to launch high street cafe
                                                                                                                                                                • Ukraine: Metro reveals plans for rapid growth
                                                                                                                                                                  • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                                                    • France: Abercrombie & Fitch enters the French market
                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Hermes' sales rise 26%
                                                                                                                                                                        • France: LVMH re-purposes the Samaritaine building to include affordable housing
                                                                                                                                                                          • Italy: Prada valued at £9bn
                                                                                                                                                                            • Switzerland: Richemont profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: American Eagle circles London for first UK stores
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Ann Summers to re-launch sex toys as part of re-branding strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Arcadia
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …marketing boss joins M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …Green to sell Bhs stores to Primark
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Aurora to extend 90-minute delivery option outside M25
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Bravissimo profits hit by Pepperberry
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Burberry
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …expects 40% profit rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …focuses on flagships as profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: French Connection confident it will hit yearly targets
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: George at Asda turns 21 and sparks new plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: H&M
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sales rise with warm weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to open first UK concession in Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Hobbs to launch contemporary sub-brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Jane Norman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …boss exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …up for sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Kookai sales fall after repositioning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Life & Style on brink of administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Mango changes logo to appeal to mature customers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Moss Bros reports like-for-likes up 8.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: New Look profits fall sharply
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Peacocks appoints Allan Leighton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Phase Eight reports 42% rise in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …acquires Austin Reed Regent Street store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …growth slows in Q4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: TK Maxx slows expansion to cope with tougher trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Topshop launches 'secret' in-store pop-up shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Dune relaunches website in bid for 50% growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Jimmy Choo sold for £50m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Kurt Geiger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches discount website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sold to Jones Group for £215m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Shoe Zone profits fall after store investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …close to securing £210m refinancing deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …receives £43m cash bid for Waterstone's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sells Waterstone's to Russian billionaire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Argos sales down, but Homebase steady
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: 99p Stores sees profits rise amid international plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Laura Ashley like-for-likes down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: SCS to open carpet department in stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Albermarle & Bond full year trading to be at top end of expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …Autocentres reports improved sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …profits up 7.2% despite tough retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …trials smaller high street bike shops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Mothercare to close outlets as profits slump
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mixed goods retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: B&M Bargains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …acquires 11 Focus stores following Focus' collapse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports strong year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …bolsters food division team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …chief considers moving company upmarket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sees profits and market share rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Italy: La Rinascente bought by Central Retail Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Debenhams suppliers compete in auction-style bidding war
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Harrods launches iPhone app
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Harvey Nichols owner eyes Aurum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: HoF and Debenhams kick off summer sales early
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …closes £250 bond issue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …reports strong full year profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to launch Portas collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …confirms commitment to NKU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sales down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: Hornbach Group reports rising sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: B&Q opens nine new You Can Do It Centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Focus DIY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …business receiving "fantastic level of interest"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …stores acquired by Wickes and B&M Bargains revealed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to close 120 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Kingfisher attributes strong first quarter to good weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Topps Tiles reports flat profits and sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Wickes acquires 13 Focus stores for £8.4m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Russian Federation: Eldorado to revamp outlets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Russian Federation: M.Video to continue with growth plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spain: Dixons offloads eight PC City stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Comet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …like-for-like sales fall 15.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …‘We’re not closing down’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …agrees £59m sale and leaseback deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …teams up with big brands for service push
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to drive profit through its Knowhow service division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …UK like-for-likes fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Everything Everywhere opens 30 own name stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jessops opens 2nd Centre of Excellence store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Kesa considers disposal of Comet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Maplin sees three directors leave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Asos profits up 41%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Brand Alley seeks £87m to fund growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Findel profits fall as turnaround begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: N Brown reports full year profits rise 5.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ocado sales growth slows but first half EBITDA up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Hut acquires Myprotein.com for £58m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: My-Wardrobe.com like-for-like sales rise 96%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Germany: Celesio reports fall in Q1 profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Rossmann sees full-year double digit growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Alliance Boots sees profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Lloyds Pharmacy launches new website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Clinton Cards reports fall in like-for-like sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: HobbyCraft unveils new store concept
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Staples to roll out in-store entrepreneurial courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: American Golf sees sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Go Outdoors secures £30m credit facility to fund expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: JD Sports like-for-likes fall, but in line with expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: JJB warns turnaround could take five year as losses triple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Signet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …considers sale of UK arm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …insists it will continue to invest in UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …UK like-for-likes remain flat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Disney Store makes sharp cut in losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Early Learning Centre launches new mobile website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …says UK consumers lack optimism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …Like-for-like sales fall 2.1% in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …responsible retailing guide for kisdwear sees retailers sign up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: British Land to begin new developments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Capital Shopping Centres plans expansion as footfall grows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: CPI annual inflation rise to highest level in 2.5 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Food inflation at highest level in two years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Hard discounters and Waitrose post strong growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Like-for-like sales rise 5.2% in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Retail sales rise 6.2% in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Suit prices to rise by 10% as wool prices reach record high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Westfield London sales grow 19.8% in Q1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • A. S. Watson (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Abercrombie & Fitch Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ahold Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ahold USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Albemarle & Bond PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Albert Heijn (fascia) Netherlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • American Eagle Outfitters Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • American Golf Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aurum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Austin Reed Group Ltd (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Avon Cosmetics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bally Group (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bank of England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bestseller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • BP p.l.c.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bravissimo Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Brico Depôt (France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bridgepoint Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Burton old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carolina Herrera New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carrefour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cartier SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Castorama (Russia)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Celesio Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Channel 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Consum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dansk Supermarked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dorothy Perkins old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dune Footwear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dune Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Early Learning Centre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Eldorado (Russia)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Esselunga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ethel Austin Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Everything Everywhere Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Focus Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Forever 21 Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fresh & Easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Go Outdoors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Goldsmiths Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hermes (GB) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Heron Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • High and Mighty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hobbs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HobbyCraft Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hornbach Holding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hornbach-Baumarkt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • J. Choo Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jane Norman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jean Paul Gaultier SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jones Apparel Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Karen Millen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kingfisher France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kleeneze plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • kookai UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kopeyka
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kurt Geiger Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • La Rinascente (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lakeside Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Landsbanki Islands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lazard & Co., Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Le Creuset Of America Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lidl (Hungary)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • LK Bennett Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lloyds Retail Chemists Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • London Stock Exchange plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • M.Video
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Magnit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mango Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mappin & Webb Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marionnaud Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Medco Health Solutions, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Migros (Switzerland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Montagu Private Equity Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • My-Wardrobe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Net-A-Porter Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Netto Foodstores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • News International PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nine West UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • O2 / Telefonica UK (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Orange SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Paul Smith Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PC City (Sweden)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Peacock Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Penny - Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Phase Eight Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pied a Terre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Playtex Apparel Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Prada (I Pellettieri d'Italia S.p.A.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Puig Beauty & Fashion Group, S.L.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rewe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richemont Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rossmann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sainsbury's Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sara Lee Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Screwfix UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ScS Upholstery Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shoe Zone Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sonae Distribução
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sony Corporation of America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Staples, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Stead & Simpson Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Stop & Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • T-Mobile (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The British Land Company Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Disney Store Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Hollister Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Shoe Studio Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The TJX Companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topps Tiles Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Trafford Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Travis Perkins Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Urban Outfitters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Walt Disney Company, The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Watches of Switzerland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Waterstones Booksellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Welcome Break Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Whirlpool Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • X5 Retail Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              European Retail Briefing - June 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              £295.00 (Excl.Tax)