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European Retail Briefing - May 2011

The European Retail Briefing is a retail market monitoring report which provides retail industry news such as store openings, cross-border moves, merger and acquisition activity, executive changes, property developments and information on the retail market share including company results.

Each month the European retail market report provides an overview on the retail market size and focuses on a key issue or specific European retail sector. The retail industry news is analysed sector by sector, making it an invaluable resource for all with an interest in the European retail industry.

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Table of contents

  1. A Gap in the Market

      • A dramatic rise
        • So what’s gone wrong in Europe?
          • Prospects
          • Headlines for the Month

            • Grocers
              • Clothing retailers
                • Department stores
                  • DIY retailing
                    • Electrical retailing
                      • Home shopping
                        • Health and beauty retailing
                        • Retail Sales Review

                          • Key points
                            • France
                              • Figure 1: France: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 2: France: Inflation, 2010-11
                            • Germany
                              • Figure 3: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 4: Germany: Inflation, 2010-11
                            • Italy
                              • Figure 5: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 6: Italy: Inflation, 2010-11
                            • Netherlands
                              • Figure 7: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 8: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2010-11
                            • Spain
                              • Figure 9: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 10: Spain: Inflation, 2010-11
                            • UK
                              • Figure 11: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 12: UK: Annual percentage change in Consumer Price Index for selected product groups, 2010-11
                          • Electricals Retailing in Europe

                              • Retail sales forecasts
                                • Outlook for electricals retailing
                                  • Market size and performance
                                    • The European competitive landscape
                                        • Figure 13: Europe: Leading electricals retailers share of electricals specialists’ sales, market share, 2009-10
                                    • Fnac

                                        • Figure 14: Fnac: Sales as share of electrical specialists’ sales in France, 2006-10
                                      • Strategic evaluation
                                        • History
                                          • Financial performance
                                            • Figure 15: Fnac: Group financial performance, 2006-10
                                            • Figure 16: Fnac: Sales, by product category, 2010
                                          • Store portfolio
                                              • Figure 17: Fnac: Outlet data, 2005-10
                                            • Retail offering
                                              • e-commerce and home shopping
                                              • News

                                                • Grocers
                                                  • Belgium: Delhaize profits hit by higher costs
                                                    • Bulgaria: Lidl continues expansion
                                                      • Estonia: ETK Group turns over €82.5m in Q1
                                                        • Estonia: Tallinna Kaubamaja sees 2.5% Q1 sales, boosted by automotive sales
                                                          • Finland: Kesko sees steady consumer demand drive profit growth
                                                            • France: Carrefour
                                                              • …faces investor opposition to split
                                                                • …reveals tepid Q1 2011 sales
                                                                  • France: Casino
                                                                    • …and Casino Shop Shopping replacement for Petit Casino
                                                                      • …reiterates FY forecast after strong first quarter
                                                                        • Lithuania: Maxima and Norfa see slight Q1 growth
                                                                          • Portugal: Jeronimo Martins' profits rise 34%
                                                                            • Russian Federation: Dixy sales rise 21%
                                                                              • Russian Federation: O'Key reports modest Q1 growth
                                                                                • Russian Federation: X5 Retail
                                                                                  • …reports rise in full year profits
                                                                                    • …sells e-commerce businesses
                                                                                      • Spain: Campofrio focus of buyout talks
                                                                                        • Sweden: Axfood sees weak start to year
                                                                                          • UK: Aldi and Lidl gain record market share
                                                                                            • UK: Asda kicks off review of its online business
                                                                                              • UK: Co-op launches online pharmacy service
                                                                                                • UK: Farmfoods profits rise 30%
                                                                                                  • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                                    • …first quarter sales up
                                                                                                      • …rolls out garden centre offer after trial success
                                                                                                        • UK: Musgrave profits up 3%
                                                                                                          • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                                                            • …announces 'biggest-ever' own-label overhaul
                                                                                                              • …moves into fashion top 10 by volume
                                                                                                                • …Shapland leaves
                                                                                                                  • …trials Clarks concessions
                                                                                                                    • UK: Scotmid posts fall in annual profits
                                                                                                                      • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                                        • …acquires video-on-demand service Blinkbox
                                                                                                                          • axes its 'double the difference' online price promise
                                                                                                                            • …boss says UK performance 'still not good enough'
                                                                                                                              • UK: Today's Group to go it alone
                                                                                                                                • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                                                  • …reports biggest ever Easter Saturday
                                                                                                                                    • …reports strong first quarter
                                                                                                                                      • …to open 'dark store'
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Whole Foods Kensington store posts profits
                                                                                                                                          • Food and drink specialists
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Oddbins sells 37 stores and business to Whittall's Wine Merchants
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Thorntons issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                                • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                                  • Europe: H&M attributes declining sales to late Easter
                                                                                                                                                    • France: Mexx adopts a more targeted strategy
                                                                                                                                                      • France: Etam publishes annual and Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                        • France: The Kooples to open fifth London store
                                                                                                                                                          • Lithuania: Apranga turnover increased by 17% in April
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Alexon returns to profit
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: All Saints
                                                                                                                                                                • …faces D Day
                                                                                                                                                                  • …sold to consortium led by Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: American Apparel secures crucial refinancing deal
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Arcadia
                                                                                                                                                                        • …eyes click-and-collect after EPoS upgrade
                                                                                                                                                                          • …Green in talks to launch manufacturing academy
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Fashion brands eye National Geographic Regent Street store
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: FullCircle Clothing to close
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: H&M to open first UK concession in Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: JoJo Maman Bébé sells stake to Singh-backed private equity
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Joules sees record profits
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Karen Millen considers major international expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Levi's reports first quarter sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: LK Bennett reports losses
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Mango sees sales rise in 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Monsoon pre-tax profits triple
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: N Brown reports full year profits rise 5.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Next sales boosted by warm weather and Royal Wedding
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Primark's
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …growth slows in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to branch out from retail sites and shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Uniqlo reports modest UK sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Urban Outfitters plots UK expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Clarks' profits break £100m thanks to overseas sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Alworths staff fear for their jobs as retailer's future remains uncertain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Argos boss leaves as profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …opens its first eco-store - but it's just the beginning, says Marc Bolland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …hire Morrisons’ former business dev director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Poundstretcher acquires Alworths stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • France: Galeries Lafayette
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reports rising sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sees strong growth thanks to buoyant tourism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Debenhams boss to stand down as profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Harvey Nichols owner eyes Aurum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Houseoffraser.com announces plans to measure customer satisfaction via social media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: John Lewis considers petrol station click-and-collect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Finland: Stockmann to post Q1 loss due to weak sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Portugal: El Corte Ingles opens new DIY store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Focus DIY seeks administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Kingfisher buys 31 Focus DIY stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Wickes like-for-likes rise 1.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Europe: Best Buy Europe sells off Belgian business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Spain: Dixons to close PC City business in Spain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Best Buy rolls out new stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Carphone Warehouse reports strong quarter due to Best Buy Mobile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Maplin reports flat profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture aand furnishings retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Carpetright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …axes 350 jobs and 12 stores in latest cost drives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …forced to issue second profit warning
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …issues second profit warning of the month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dunelm like-for-likes fall but offset by new space gains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Joules sees record profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Lakeland launches new website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: ScS returns to profit after seeing sales climb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Steinhoff UK in restructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Europe: Asos faces potential legal dispute from like-named German brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Germany: Otto Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …announces imminent plans for Brazil expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sees sales rise 12.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Achica nearing break-even
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Amazon sales rise but earnings fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Asos sales rise 70% in its fourth quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ebay earnings growth driven by PayPal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Flying Brands suffers difficult first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ideal Shopping Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …reports rising profits as sale decision nears
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to be sold in £78m deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Ocado appoints eBay Europe boss to board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Shop Direct looks for overseas expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Wiggle gears up for £200m sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Dm-drogerie sees 9% growth in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Savers narrows full-year losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Record companies ease terms to aid HMV cashflow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: HMV sees pressure mount to sell Waterstone's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Staples to roll out in-store entrepreneurial courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Waterstone's to receive cut-price bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: WH Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …reports half year profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to launch Funky Pigeon stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Puma sees Q1 profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Blacks reduces full-year losses and confirms new boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: JD Sports sees profits rise but remains "extremely cautious"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: JJB Sports shareholders approve £65m fundraising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Rampant Sporting opens first store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Sports Direct to extend bonus scheme with rising profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …hires former Ladbrokes boss as new chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …profits down but aims to 'outperform'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: BRC: Retailers suffer worst monthly sales fall since 1995
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: E-tailers confident in their outlook for 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Hammerson UK reports shopping centre sales up 1.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Inflation rate falls to 4% in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Institute of Grocery Distribution: High petrol prices trigger rise in online shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Like-for-like sales rise 5.2% in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Mobile retail searches surge 181%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: ONS: Mixed picture for retail sales continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: PWC - Online shopping goes from strength to strength
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Retail sales growth slows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Shop price inflation rises to 2.5% in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: UK high street gloom continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Westfield Stratford announces 13 September opening

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • A. S. Watson (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Abercrombie & Fitch Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • adidas-Salomon AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Alexon Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • All Saints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • American Apparel, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Apranga (Lithuania)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aurum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Axfood
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Axfood Narlivs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bensons Bed Centres Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bentalls Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Blacks Outdoor Division Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Blinkbox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Botterills Convenience Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Budgens Stores Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bullring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Burton old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • C&J Clark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Capital Radio Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carrefour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Casino (France) other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Confederation of British Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Coop Konsum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Delhaize Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dixy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • dm-Drogerie Markt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • El Corte Inglés
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ETK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Farmfoods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fenchurch International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Flying Brands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Focus Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • G Plan Upholstery Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Galeries Lafayette Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gap Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Goldsmiths Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hammerson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harveys Furnishing Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hemkop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • High and Mighty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • HM Revenue & Customs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ideal Shopping Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Intel Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Isis Asset Management PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JD Sports - Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jerónimo Martins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JoJo Maman Bebe Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Karen Millen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kesko
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • La-Z-Boy Incorporated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lakeland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Landsbanki Islands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • le BHV Marais
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Levi Strauss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lidl (Denmark)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lindex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lions Rampant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LK Bennett Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Londis (Holdings) Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mace Group, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mango Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mappin & Webb Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • MAXIMA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Microsoft Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Miss Selfridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Monsoon Accessorize Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Montagu Private Equity Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Moonpig.com Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Musgrave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • National Geographic Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Norfa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • O'Key Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Oaktree Capital Management Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Oddbins Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Oracle Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Otto Group (Multichannel Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PayPal Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pentland Group PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Phase Eight Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Phoenix Equity Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Poundstretcher Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pret A Manger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PrisXtra
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PUMA AG Rudolf Dassler Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Reid Furniture Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sainsbury's Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Savers Health and Beauty Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Scotmid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ScS Upholstery Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sleepmasters Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Smithfield Foods Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Staples, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Steinhoff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Steinhoff UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stockmann Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Swatch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Bed Shed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Harveys Furnishing Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Hollister Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Kooples
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • TM Lewin & Sons Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Toolstation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Travis Perkins Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Uniqlo UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Urban Outfitters UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wallis old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Watches of Switzerland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Waterstones Booksellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wesley-Barrell (Witney) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Whole Foods Market Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wiggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Willys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Woolworths Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • World Design & Trade Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • X5 Retail Group

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      European Retail Briefing - May 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      £295.00 (Excl.Tax)