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European Retail Briefing - June 2015

This month ERB includes:

  • An analyst comment about the Asda and Intermarché rolling out click and collect lockers.
  • An overview of the the latest European retail sales data across the five major European economies.
  • A profile of DIY giant Kingfisher from our recently published DIY Retailing - Europe - May 2015.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news analysis across Europe.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Intermarché and Asda roll out Click and Collect lockers
      • Why?
        • Convenience and speed
          • In-store or lockers
            • Where next?
            • European Retail Sales

              • Key points
                • Retail sales
                  • Figure 1: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2014/15
                  • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2013-14
                • Inflation
                  • Figure 3: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2014/15
                  • Figure 4: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2013-14
              • Headlines for the Month

                • Grocers
                  • Convenience stores
                    • Clothing retailing
                      • Multi-sector retailing
                        • Department stores
                          • Home shopping
                            • Electricals
                              • Health and beauty retailing
                              • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                • Grocers
                                  • Belgium: Carrefour Belgium launches after work pick-up points
                                    • Belgium: Delhaize confirms discussions with Ahold
                                      • Belgium: Lidl eyes 10% market share in Belgium
                                        • Denmark: Dansk Supermarked acquires wupti.com
                                          • Europe: Ahold and Delhaize merger on the cards
                                            • Europe: Intermarché and Asda roll out 24/7 click and collect lockers
                                              • France: Auchan to target the youth market
                                                • France: Carrefour tests ‘connected’ lighting
                                                  • France: E Leclerc and Rewe the latest to set up joint purchasing
                                                    • France: French government outlaws the destruction of food waste
                                                      • France: Hyper-U de Gap store converted to Auchan
                                                        • Germany: Aldi Nord tests fresh ready meals
                                                          • Ireland: Iceland expands in Ireland
                                                            • Italy: Aldi confirms launch in Italy
                                                              • Netherlands: Ahold Q1 sales increase 14.9%
                                                                • Portugal: Auchan uses franchising to expand in Portugal
                                                                  • Portugal: Intermarché and Dia establish joint purchasing platform
                                                                    • Portugal: Intermarché and Jerónimo Martins show interest in Alisuper stores
                                                                      • Portugal: Sonae plans new Bom Dia stores
                                                                        • Spain: Dia sales grow 17.0%
                                                                          • Spain: El Corte Inglés trials new initiatives
                                                                            • Spain: Eroski plans a roll-out of the Contigo format
                                                                              • UK: Asda suffers a 3.9% fall in like-for-likes
                                                                                • UK: Campaigners petition for supermarkets to donate food waste
                                                                                  • UK: Co-op members fail to back reformed pay plans
                                                                                    • UK: Iceland sales fall 0.5% in 2014
                                                                                      • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                        • …announces next round of price cuts
                                                                                          • …the only of the ‘big four’ to increase sales
                                                                                            • …updates its food and wine ranges
                                                                                              • UK: Sainsbury’s like-for-likes fall 2.1%
                                                                                                • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                  • …appoints Deloitte as auditors
                                                                                                    • …looks to sell mobile division
                                                                                                      • …partners with FareShare to cut food waste
                                                                                                        • …raising awareness of concept stores with mobile coupons
                                                                                                          • …to close remaining HomePlus stores
                                                                                                            • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                              • …introduces personalised loyalty scheme
                                                                                                                • …launches a delivery scheme for vulnerable customers
                                                                                                                  • Convenience and forecourt retailers
                                                                                                                    • Ireland: Applegreen set for stock market float
                                                                                                                      • Netherlands: Spar International sales grow to €31.9bn
                                                                                                                        • UK: Booker Group to purchase Budgens and Londis
                                                                                                                          • UK: Spar to be trialled at Roadchef motorway service areas
                                                                                                                            • UK: Welcome Break awaits European consolidation
                                                                                                                              • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                                • UK: Conviviality Retail forecasts revenue to increase 2%
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Farmdrop gains investment for growth
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Farmfoods reports record sales
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Thorntons chief executive steps down
                                                                                                                                      • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                                                                                        • Clothing and accessories retailing
                                                                                                                                          • Europe: Michael Kors unveils plans for new distribution centre
                                                                                                                                            • Europe: TJX Companies revenues grow 6%
                                                                                                                                              • Netherlands: New boutique department store for Amsterdam
                                                                                                                                                • Spain: Inditex has a strong first quarter
                                                                                                                                                  • Spain: Uniqlo to enter Spanish market
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Austin Reed secures three year loan
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Barbour posts 10% jump in sales
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Burberry grows revenues by 11%
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Cambridge Satchel Company opens first men’s store
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Clarks suffers a ‘challenging’ year
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: French store Merci plots Kings Cross opening
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: H&M reveals next designer collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: JD Sports reopens former Bank stores
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Missguided opens physical store space in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: New Look
                                                                                                                                                                        • …chairman leaves following acquisition
                                                                                                                                                                          • …drives revenues up 3.4%
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Moss Bros sales rise 6.4%
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mothercare
                                                                                                                                                                                • …boss plots further store updates
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …profits rise 37%
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Pandora increases revenues by 36.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Pretty Green expands with House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Schuh pays bonus to staff
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Seraphina opens first UK pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shoe Zone revenues fall amidst store closures
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ted Baker unveils new & Moore store concept
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Europe: Expansion fuels profit growth at Tiger parent Zebra
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Netherlands: Blokker Holding's household goods division suffers
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Netherlands: Hema suffers 1.3% turnover decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Apple Pay to launch in the UK in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: B&M profits soar 55.7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Findel decides against selling Kitbag
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Marks and Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports first rise in profits for four years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to stock branded trainers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mike Ashley launches new discount retailer Mega Value
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Poundworld sells majority stake to TPG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Shop Direct closes Woolworths website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: The Original Factory Shop gains investment for growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Karstadt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …makes further closures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …owner vying for Kaufhof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: BHS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …partners with Claire’s Accessories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sales slide 1.1% in 2014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Harvey Nichols launches app based loyalty scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …introduces online booking system
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …makes changes to buying structure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Liberty to go public within three years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Darty revenues up 3.5% for Q4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dixons Carphone like-for-likes climb 13%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Gear4Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …announces flotation plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …eyes flagship store following IPO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: HMV to relaunch online service within weeks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Cdiscount launches new site dedicated to children
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Zalando optimistic for 2015 following a strong first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Italy: Yoox sales grow 16.4% following merger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to start paying corporation tax in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …UK Marketplace drives £1bn exports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: AO sales grow 23.8% in 2014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Boohoo sales grow 35% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Farfetch acquires Browns to create the ‘store of the future’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Google confirms 'buy button' launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: HMV to relaunch online service within weeks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shop Direct announces an end to physical catalogues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Card Factory revenues up 7.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Smiggle plots further expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: WH Smith group sales edge up 1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: Optic 2000 revenue increases 0.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Rituals enters the French market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • France: Sephora initiative recycles 600,000 perfume bottles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spain: Sephora launches 'parapharmacie' concession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Bestway unveils first Well stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …reintroduces staff bonus scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reveals plan to cut 700 jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Holland & Barrett hosts vegan cafe concession
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home and DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ikea experiments with small-format store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Kingfisher UK sales up 2.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Loaf reveals plans for first store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Mattressman seeks physical store space
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Pets at Home delivers 9.6% revenue growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Topps Tiles sales grow 6.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Halfords retail revenues rise 6.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Marka acquires 65% stake in Icons Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mountain Warehouse sales leap 20%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …announces new CFO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …raises profit outlook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Denmark: Denmark looks towards a cash-free society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Retail sales edge up 0.9% in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Retail sales flat in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Retail sales grow 2.4% in April, says BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DIY Retailing – Europe: Kingfisher

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • One Kingfisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Risky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Caution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Outlook for DIY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Where next
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 5: Kingfisher, like-for-like sales growth by country, 2014/15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 6: Kingfisher Group: Group financial performance, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 7: Kingfisher Group: Outlet data, 2010/11-2014/15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 8: B&Q (UK) and Castorama (France): sales breakdown, by category, 2014/15

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                European Retail Briefing - June 2015

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