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European Retail Briefing - March 2013

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • E-commerce in Europe
      • Growth in participation slows in 2012
          • Figure 1: Europe: Percentage of all individuals having purchased goods or services online in the past three months, selected countries, 2008-12
        • Participation: food/groceries
            • Figure 2: Europe: Percentage of all individuals having purchased food/groceries online in the past 12 months, selected countries, 2011 and 2012
          • Participation: electronic goods
            • Figure 3: Percentage of all individuals having purchased electronic equipment online in the past 12 months, selected countries, 2011 and 2012
            • Figure 4: Europe: Online-only retailers used for electrical goods purchases in the past 12 months (DE, FR, IT, ES) or the last three years (UK), January 2013 (DE, FR, IT, ES) or November 2012 (UK)
          • Participation: household goods
            • Figure 5: Percentage of all individuals having purchased household goods online in the past 12 months, selected countries, 2011 and 2012
          • Participation: clothes and sports goods
            • Figure 6: Percentage of all individuals having purchased clothes or sports goods online in the past 12 months, selected countries, 2011 and 2012
          • What we think
          • Retail Sales Review

            • Key points
              • France
                • Figure 7: France: Retail sales, 2012
              • Inflation
                • Figure 8: France: Inflation, 2012-13
              • Germany
                • Figure 9: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2012-13
              • Inflation
                • Figure 10: Germany: Inflation, 2012-13
              • Italy
                • Figure 11: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2012
              • Inflation
                • Figure 12: Italy: Inflation, 2012-13
              • Netherlands
                • Figure 13: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2012-13
              • Inflation
                • Figure 14: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2012-13
              • Spain
                • Figure 15: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2012-13
              • Inflation
                • Figure 16: Spain: Inflation 2012-13
              • UK
                • Figure 17: UK: Retail sales trends, 2012-13
              • Inflation
                • Figure 18: UK: Inflation, 2012-13
            • Headlines for the Month

              • Grocers
                • Clothing retailing
                  • Multi-sector retailing
                    • Department stores
                      • DIY retailing
                        • Electrical retailing
                          • Home shopping
                            • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                              • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                              • News Analysis

                                • Co-ops
                                  • UK: The Co-op extends contactless payment technology
                                    • Convenience stores
                                      • UK: Morrisons to tailor M Local stores to London
                                        • UK: Nisa to receive £100m funding from Barclays
                                          • UK: Spar launches £1 value campaign
                                            • UK: Waitrose to increase its convenience stores in London
                                              • Grocers
                                                • Belgium: Delhaize posts full-year revenue growth
                                                  • Denmark: Coop Denmark posts ‘unsatisfactory’ full-year results
                                                    • France: Casino releases strong results for 2012
                                                      • France: E.Leclerc’s turnover increases by 7%
                                                        • Germany: Lidl expands managing board
                                                          • Italy: Esselunga reports full-year growth
                                                            • Netherlands: Ahold
                                                              • …sees full-year profits decline
                                                                • …to sell 60% stake in ICA to Hakon Invest
                                                                  • Portugal: Jerónimo Martins
                                                                    • …invests in Poland
                                                                      • …posts 5% rise in net profit
                                                                        • Russian Federation: Russian retailer Dixy plans to invest $1.6 billion to double store numbers
                                                                          • Spain: DIA posts strong year end results
                                                                            • Spain: Lidl to invest €120m in Spanish arm
                                                                              • Spain: Mercadona to open 25 stores in the Basque Country
                                                                                • Sweden: Axfood posts 0.3% like-for-like rise in sales
                                                                                  • UK: Asda
                                                                                    • …brings in McKinsey to draft new five-year plan
                                                                                      • …posts flat like-for-likes over Christmas
                                                                                        • UK: Frozen burger sales plummet
                                                                                          • UK: Frozen food retailers eye Blockbuster stores
                                                                                            • UK: Iceland follows Morrisons into Gibraltar
                                                                                              • UK: Lidl equips store managers with iPads
                                                                                                • UK: Meat testing: no new positives reported
                                                                                                  • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                                    • …buys 49 former Blockbuster stores
                                                                                                      • …last of big four to launch own clothing range
                                                                                                        • …reported to have acquired HMV stores
                                                                                                          • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                                            • …annual merchandise sales reach £1 billion for the first time
                                                                                                              • …extends commitment to British milk supply chain
                                                                                                                • UK: Supermarkets get 58p of every pound spent in retail
                                                                                                                  • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                                    • …Clubcard TV goes live
                                                                                                                      • …issues apology after spaghetti bolognaise was found to contain 60% horsemeat
                                                                                                                        • …to initiate price war
                                                                                                                          • …to restructure distribution network
                                                                                                                            • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                                              • …introduces drive-through service
                                                                                                                                • …was aware of contaminated meat products
                                                                                                                                  • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Thorntons commercial business focus sees profits rise
                                                                                                                                      • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                        • France: Hermès posts strong sales growth
                                                                                                                                          • France: LVMH considering portfolio expansion
                                                                                                                                            • Ireland: Monsoon Accesssorize Ireland to call in examiners
                                                                                                                                              • Italy: Sixty Group future brightens with hope of government deal
                                                                                                                                                • UK: All Saints suffers six-month sales decline
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Aquascutum appoints new chief operating officer to head UK business
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                      • …to spin off Coast as independent company
                                                                                                                                                        • …to undergo restructuring
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Blue Inc emerges as a potential buyer for Republic
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: French Connection warned over misleading pricing
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Go Outdoors hires new chief executive from Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: H&M opens first & Other Stories store in London
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Hobbs lays out overseas expansion plans
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Intu expands with £250 million deal
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Jack Wills opens second UAE store
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: La Senza focuses on core young customer
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Mango to open new store Mango Touch in London
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Monsoon Accessorize
                                                                                                                                                                              • …appoints new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                • …criticised for extending supplier payment terms
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …appoints former George at Asda executive as international director
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: New Look set to open in China
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Next considers domestic production
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Owners of Matalan consider buying Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Primark
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …expects like-for-likes to rise by 7%
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …hits online wall
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …rules out retail park expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to open St David’s flagship
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Reiss rehires former womenswear designer
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …considers pre-pack administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …on the verge of administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …support from Danish Jack & Jones owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …another high street casualty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Topshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …boss eyes beds retailer Dreams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …opens flagship store in Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …partners with Google to launch digital fashion show experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: White Stuff hires new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shoe Zone steps it up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Metro AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees profits decline in 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …plans to implement cost cutting programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Italy: Metro Cash & Carry trials low-cost store in Italy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …exits China after four months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to axe its TV shopping channel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …joins British Fashion Council to promote British fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …goes green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …fashion sales slump
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: PPR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …posts strong end-of-year results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …thought to be considering name change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …extends foothold in the Baltics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sales declined by 10% in January
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …axes more than 300 jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …held acquisition talks with House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …invests £57 million in store revamps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …sees growth in 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …signs up to Collect+ for easier returns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to close Park Royal distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Rewe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …set to rebrand Toom DIY stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to divest ProMarkt and to acquire Coop stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: B&Q hires first omnichannel director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Kingfisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …chief warns government over business rates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …Q4 sales down on last year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Robert Dyas considers shopping centre expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Travis Perkins sees construction improving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Garden retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Gordale Nurseries results in line with expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • France: PIXmania closes 10 French stores, reduces European online presence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spain: Metro AG to withdraw Saturn chain from Spain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Dixons sells B2B IT arm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Maplin revamps stores in £2 million investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Peter Jones looks to acquire 30 Jessops shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Poundstretcher eyes former Comet stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Housewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dunelm profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Blockbuster to close a further 164 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …collapsed owing £20 million in tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …thrown potential lifeline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …administrator sells stores in Hong Kong and Singapore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …boss Trevor Moore made redundant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …HMV Guernsey also falls into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to axe more staff and stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to receive support from Elton John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Game eyes HMV, Blockbuster and Jessops stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dreams acquired by Sun European
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Ikea UK profits down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Next to open third Home and Garden store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Amazon drops German security firm after discrimination allegations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: OTTO Group’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …restructuring efforts may cost jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …reports highest turnover in over a decade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Zalando doubles revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Amazon hires new UK finance director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Condé Nast invests in Farfetch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to launch online entertainment stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …welcomes Belsham back after just 18 months at Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …boosts global online business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: The Hut Group appoints new chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Zalando to scale back UK operation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Book retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Independent bookshop shelf life declines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Boots invests in hearing practices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Lloydspharmacy boss steps down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Europe: JD Sports to acquire Dutch menswear retailer Setpoint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Cotswold Outdoor sees sales increase by 14%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JD Sports acquires Cloggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …buys Republic out of administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …founder sells £100 million worth of shares
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …posts profit rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Lego builds on success
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Carphone Warehouse mulls sale of French business Phone House
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: Longchamp reports 16% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Albemarle & Bond sees 33% drop in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Kiddicare will add seven superstores to its portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: BRC: February sees strongest retail growth for three years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: British Land acquires portfolio of retail properties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Halt in retail sector growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Railway station retailers outperform high street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Retail business costs soar £20 billion in six years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Rules on price comparison advertising relaxed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shopper footfall plummets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Treasury will consider business rates rethink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Electrical Retailing in Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Darty plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Slimming down – and more to come?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France is the focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 19: Darty plc: Estimated contribution to segment revenues by country, 2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 20: Darty plc: Group financial performance, 2007/8-2012/13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 21: Darty plc: Outlet data, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Retail offering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • A. S. Watson (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ABP Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ahold Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Albemarle & Bond PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aldi Stores Ltd (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • All Saints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Axfood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bargain Booze Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Berghaus Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bestseller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Blinkbox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Blockbuster Entertainment Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Blockbuster Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • British Fashion Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bullring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Burlington Coat Factory Warehouse Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Chausport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Colgate-Palmolive Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Condé Nast Publications Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Coop Danmark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Cotswold Outdoor Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Danone UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Debenhams (UK and Republic of Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Delhaize Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dixy Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • dm-Drogerie Markt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dovecote Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dreams Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • E Leclerc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Edeka Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • EMI Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Energie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Esselunga
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Expert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fakta
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fenn Wright & Manson Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Findus Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Findus Ltd [UK]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fnac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Food Lion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Food Standards Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Football Association (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Frozen Value Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Glastonbury Festivals Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Go Outdoors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Google UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hemkop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hermes (GB) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Heron Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hobbs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ICA Gruppen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jack Wills Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jerónimo Martins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Johnson & Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Juicy Couture, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Karen Millen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kaufhof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kellogg Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kvickly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • La Redoute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • La Senza Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lakeside Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LEGO Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lidl (Poland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Little Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lloyds Pharmacy (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Longchamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Magnit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marks & Spencer (UK) clothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marriott International, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • McKinsey & Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Meadowhall Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Media Markt/Saturn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mercadona
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Miss Sixty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Monsoon Accessorize Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Murphy and Nye
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Neckermann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Network Rail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nisa (fascia) incl. Loco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • O'Key Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Otto France (Multichannel Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Otto Group (Multichannel Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Phones 4U Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pierre Cardin Haute Couture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pixmania
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Poundstretcher Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Primark/Penneys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ProMarkt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Reiss Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rewe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Robert Dyas Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sainsbury's Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Savills Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Schlecker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Schwarz Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Screwfix UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ScS Upholstery Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shoe Zone Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Silentnight Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sixty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports Direct UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sprinter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SuperBrugsen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Taco Bell Corp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tesco Express (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Booksellers Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The British Land Company Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Forum of Private Business (FPB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The North Face Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Officers Club Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tiffany & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tile Giant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • TJX International (TK Maxx Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Toolstation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • toom Baumarkt/B1 Discount/Klee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Topman old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • USC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Victoria Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Vodafone Group Plc (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Warner Music Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • White Stuff Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wickes Building Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Willys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • YouTube, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Zalando

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            European Retail Briefing - March 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            £295.00 (Excl.Tax)