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European Retail Briefing - June 2013

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • The Hypermarket: Evolving, Fifty Years On
      • The death of the hypermarket?
        • Carrefour: continuing to overhaul stores
          • Tesco: flexing the mix
            • J. Sainsbury: investing in non-foods
              • What’s next?
                • What we think
                • European Retail Sales

                  • Key points
                    • Retail sales
                        • Figure 1: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales value growth, 2012-13
                        • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales volume growth, 2012-13
                      • Inflation
                        • Figure 3: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2012-13
                        • Figure 4: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2012-13
                    • Kingfisher Group

                        • What we think
                          • Solid 2012/13 results in declining markets
                            • Growth in Trade Point hits gross margins
                              • Latest strategy underpins performance
                                • Making it easier for customers
                                  • Offloading UK space
                                    • International growth by expansion
                                      • Company background
                                        • Company performance
                                          • Figure 5: Kingfisher Group: Group financial performance, 2007/08-2012/13
                                          • Figure 6: UK trade sales, excl. VAT, 2008/09-2011/12
                                      • Headlines for the Month

                                        • Convenience stores
                                          • Grocers
                                            • Clothing retailing
                                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                                • DIY retailing
                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                    • Music & video goods retailing
                                                      • Home shopping
                                                        • Sports & leisure goods retailing
                                                        • News Analysis

                                                          • Co-ops
                                                            • UK: The Co-op appoints new group finance director
                                                              • Convenience stores
                                                                • Netherlands: SPAR’s revenue up 2.8%
                                                                  • UK: Nisa Retail appoints newly created role of marketing director
                                                                    • Grocers
                                                                      • Belgium: Delhaize Group
                                                                        • …CEO exits
                                                                          • …agrees on sale of Sweetbay, Harveys and Reid’s
                                                                            • Europe: Rewe Group to expand in Romania
                                                                              • Germany: Edeka introduces mobile technology
                                                                                • Netherlands: Ahold
                                                                                  • …creates new senior role
                                                                                    • …launches pick-up points for Bol.com
                                                                                      • …Ahold Q1 sales grow 4.4%
                                                                                        • Russian Federation: Dixy sees revenue growth of 22.7% for Q1 2013
                                                                                          • UK: Aldi
                                                                                            • …grows market share
                                                                                              • …outpaces grocery market
                                                                                                • UK: Asda
                                                                                                  • …appoints international director for George brand
                                                                                                    • …Q1 sales up 1.3%
                                                                                                      • …to donate surplus stock to FareShare
                                                                                                        • UK: Booths appoints Paul Minett as retail director
                                                                                                          • UK: Fortnum & Mason to open standalone store
                                                                                                            • UK: Iceland posts profit rise
                                                                                                              • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                                                • …appoints interim chief information officer
                                                                                                                  • …questions Tesco’s Price Promise claims
                                                                                                                    • …to launch adult clothing
                                                                                                                      • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                                                        • …staff share record £90 million bonus pot
                                                                                                                          • …Justin King sees 23% rise in pay package
                                                                                                                            • …to help food start-ups enter market
                                                                                                                              • …ups digital with video-on-demand
                                                                                                                                • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                                                  • …F&F announces international expansion plans
                                                                                                                                    • …posts fall in Q1 sales
                                                                                                                                      • …trials “super convenience” store
                                                                                                                                        • …Fresh & Easy boss receives payout
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                                                            • …boss threatens Ocado and Morrisons deal
                                                                                                                                              • …signs cricket sponsorship deal
                                                                                                                                                • …to supply Chile with British products
                                                                                                                                                  • …unveils store revamp programme
                                                                                                                                                    • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Holland & Barrett owner acquires Essenza chain
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Hotel Chocolat looks to sell minority stake
                                                                                                                                                          • Wholesalers
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Booker profits rise 13%
                                                                                                                                                              • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                                                • Europe: Primark to open first French stores in Marseille and Dijon
                                                                                                                                                                  • Italy: Armani reports profits rise for 2012
                                                                                                                                                                    • Italy: Versace eyed by Qatar Investment Authority
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: All Saints launches film production Company
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Barbour
                                                                                                                                                                          • …appoints two new senior team members
                                                                                                                                                                            • …awarded £549,000 government investment
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Basic Thinking opens new factory in Leicester
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Bhs sales down in 2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Burberry posts profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Cambridge Satchel Company in talks with Wahaha
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Cocosa hires new general manager
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Coggles falls into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: French Connection like-for-like sales flat
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Hackett takes Ferrari store on Regent Street
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Hobbs’ profits up 1.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Hunter Boots appoints new ecommerce director
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Issa founder and creative director to exit business
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Jaeger finance director steps down
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Joules targeted by LVMH’s private equity arm L Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Lee Cooper expands into Baltic markets
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Monsoon Accessorize hires Jacques Vert director as digital boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Moss Bros’ online sales increase by 138%
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: New Look returns to profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Next plc announces board changes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Oki Ni bought by ecommerce group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Reiss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …‘back on track’ with new structure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …ecommerce and brand directors to exit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: River Island set to expand in Australia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …appoints new international director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …plans German expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: TM Lewin eyes Nigeria, India and Philippines for international expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Topshop unveils festival collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: PUMA adjusts revenue expectations for 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Clarks pre-tax profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: LK Bennett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …appoints former Burberry director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …plans expansion in China
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Schuh opens first out-of-town store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Poundland cuts prices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The Original Factory Shop hires Tony Page as chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Europe: Rewe Group to expand in Romania
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Douglas Holding’s 1.8% sales growth driven by perfumeries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Metro AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …considers withdrawal from foreign operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …shares surge after Morgan Stanley recommendation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: Rewe Group to expand Temma format in Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Netherlands: Marks & Spencer opens interactive store in Amsterdam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Laura Ashley pays shareholders special dividend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Home Retail Group boss reward package rises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …marketing and store environment directors to leave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …boosts womenswear with two appointments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …boss Marc Bolland pay drops by a third
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …hits lowest annual profit since 2009 as clothing sales drop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …previews crucial autumn/winter collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Harvey Nichols to expand Birmingham branch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …strong performance boosted by soaring online sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to boost premium credentials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: John Lewis to open Oxford store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Louboutin to open standalone store in Harrods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …opens world’s largest denim store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …sees exit of online and finance bosses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Praktiker reshuffles management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: B&Q
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …and Morrisons confirm joint shopping space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …trials tool upcycling scheme in Bristol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Home Retail Group boss reward package rises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Kingfisher posts Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Topps Tiles posts H1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Travis Perkins posts Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Trinity Leeds: 2.7 million visitors in first month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Whiteley shopping centre opens in Hampshire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: Darty reports decline in revenues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Germany: Media-Saturn and Expert interested in Rewe's ProMarkt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Dixons reports growth in the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Maplin’s operating profit declines by 33.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ireland: HMV to re-open stores in Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Barker & Stonehouse opens first London store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dreams chief executive Nick Worthington steps down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dwell looks at sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Steinhoff Europe increases funding facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Sun European pays £23 million to clear debt owed after Dreams collapse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Germany: Metro Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to divest online wine business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to launch online store in Russia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to open London office
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …under fire over dodged tax bill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Asos withdraws radioactive belts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Boden plots international expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Brand Alley seeks overseas expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: eBay to launch click-and-collect service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Findel sees pre-tax profits rise 50%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Iceland to launch online offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Morrisons signs deal with Ocado to launch online store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: N Brown boss awarded £4 million ‘golden hello’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …eyes transformation from supermarket to hypermarket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …reconfirms that it will not be acquired by Morrisons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: PayPoint relaunches Collect+
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Royal Mail to enter Click and Collect initiative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Primark makes first move into online retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Retailers to invest £5bn in omnichannel over next five years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shop Direct reviews womenswear brand portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Very launches new collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: WorldStores received £10 million investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Off-licences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Bargain Booze hires wine consultant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health & beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Boots posts year-end results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Lloyds pharmacy to roll out new store layout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: The Fragrance Shop posts record year-end results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Card Factory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …considers public offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …plots 1,200 store expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: WH Smith voted worst store on high street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Europe: Sports Direct makes acquisitions in Austria and the Baltics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Netherlands: JD Sports to expand into the Netherlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Snow+Rock reports flat full-year profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …closes 20 Republic stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches news website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Aurum’s profits increase by 7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Signet posts sales fall at H Samuel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Theo Fennell extends bid deadline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Halfords posts fall in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Mamas & Papas launches kidswear range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mothercare posts full year results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: BRC:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …cash payments falling in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …retail sales up 1.8% on a like-for-like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …shop vacancy levels rise to record high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: ONS: Retail sales down 1.3% in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 7: Kingfisher Group: Outlet data, 2007/08-2012/13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • B&Q UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Other fascia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Advertising Standards Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ahold Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Albert Heijn Netherlands (Ahold)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aldi Stores Ltd (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • All Saints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Amazon UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Appelrath-Cüpper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ASOS (International retail sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ASOS (UK retail sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aurum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AXA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • B&M Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • B&Q (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bargain Booze Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Barker and Stonehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bauhaus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bensons Bed Centres Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • BI-LO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Boden UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Booker Cash & Carry Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Boots Healthcare Usa, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Boots UK health & beauty retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Brand Alley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Buy Buy Baby Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • C&J Clark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Celesio Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Chanel Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Christ (Switzerland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Claire's Accessories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Claire's Stores Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Costcutter Supermarkets Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • De Tuinen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Delhaize America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Delhaize Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dixy Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Douglas Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dreams Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dunlopillo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ebay UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Edeka Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Eurostar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Expert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Exponent Private Equity LLP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ferrari S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figleaves Global Trading Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Food Lion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fortnum & Mason Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fred Perry Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fresh & Easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gap Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gianni Versace S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Giorgio Armani S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • GNC Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Goldsmiths Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Greenhill & Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hackett Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harveys Furnishing Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hobbs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hotel Chocolat Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hussel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ICA Gruppen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Investec
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jacques Vert Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JD Sports - Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JJB Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JP Boden & Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kaufhof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kenzo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kitbag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Komplett
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Land Securities Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lee Cooper
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LK Bennett Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lloyds Pharmacy (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mamas & Papas Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mappin & Webb Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Max Bahr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Media Markt/Saturn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Miss Selfridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Monsoon Accessorize Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • NBTY (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • New Look International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Next Directory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nisa (fascia) incl. Loco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nokia Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nokia Corporation (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • O'Neill, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Penny - Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pixmania
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Praktiker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Praktiker Group (Germany)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ProMarkt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PUMA AG Rudolf Dassler Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • R Barbour & Sons Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Reiss Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rewe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • River Island Clothing Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Savills Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Schuh Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Slumberland, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Snow & Rock Sports Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Spar Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports Direct UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Staples UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Starbucks Coffee Company UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Steinhoff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Steinhoff Pacific Rim
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Steinhoff UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stella McCartney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • T.M.LEWIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thalia Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The British Land Company Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Fragrance Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Hollister Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Original Factory Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Perfume Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Theo Fennell Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Timberland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • TJX International (TK Maxx Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Topps Tiles (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Topps Tiles Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Urban Outfitters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Victoria's Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Vodafone Group Plc (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Walgreen Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Watches of Switzerland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wickes Building Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wiggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Woolworths

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      European Retail Briefing - June 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      US $366.54 (Excl.Tax)