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European Retail Briefing - May 2017

Analyst comment on developments in Food retailing across Europe.

  • An overview of the the latest European retail sales data across the five major European economies
  • A profile of OBI. This is taken from our recently published DIY Retailing - Europe, May 2017 report
  • Monthly headlines and retail news analysis across Europe.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Developments in food retailing
      • Growth in organics
        • Better service
          • What about the discounters?
            • Where next?
            • European Retail Sales

              • Key points
                • Retail sales
                    • Figure 1: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2016-17
                    • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2016-17
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 3: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2016-17
                    • Figure 4: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2016-17
                • Headlines for the Month

                  • Grocers
                    • Multi-sector retailing
                      • Electrical retailing
                        • Home shopping
                          • Health & beauty retailing
                            • Luxury goods retailing
                            • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                              • Convenience stores
                                • UK: Simply Fresh launches new city formats
                                  • Grocers
                                    • France: Auchan launches health and wellbeing campaign
                                      • France: Carrefour trials urban farming
                                        • France: Casino progresses in France
                                          • France: Lidl introduces clothing range in France
                                            • Germany: Aldi Süd Opens Pop-Up Bistro In Cologne
                                              • Germany: Edeka full-year sales rise 2.5%
                                                • Italy: Despar Italia to invest €200m as sales grow
                                                  • Netherlands: Ahold Delhaize
                                                    • …net sales rise 65.1%
                                                      • …reports pro forma historical data
                                                        • Portugal: Lidl sees room for growth in Portugal
                                                          • Spain: Dia and Eroski partner to create private label trading company
                                                            • UK: Asda reinstates Farm Stores brand to replace Smart Price
                                                              • UK: Morrisons
                                                                • …cuts the price of 1,000 items
                                                                  • …like-for-like sales rise 3.4%
                                                                    • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                      • …adds Asian buns and gluten-free options in food-to-go
                                                                        • …full-year profits slip 1%
                                                                          • …introduces branded apparel with Russell Athletic
                                                                            • …plots further growth for Argos and Habitat
                                                                              • UK: Tesco
                                                                                • …launches healthier living campaign
                                                                                  • …sells opticians business to Vision Express
                                                                                    • …like-for-like sales rise 0.9%
                                                                                      • UK: The Co-op Welsh store expansion
                                                                                        • UK: Waitrose trialling recipe box subscription
                                                                                        • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                                          • Clothing retailing
                                                                                            • Germany: Hugo Boss delivers 1% increase in Q1
                                                                                              • Spain: Superdry reaches 30 stores in Spain
                                                                                                • Spain: Zara opens largest store to date in Madrid
                                                                                                  • UK: Ann Summers turnover declines 3%
                                                                                                    • UK: Arcadia set to launch Outfit fascia on the high-street
                                                                                                      • UK: Boden to open John Lewis concessions
                                                                                                        • UK: Bombinate: New men's fashion marketplace set for launch
                                                                                                          • UK: Bonmarché sees improvement in Q4
                                                                                                            • UK: Burberry
                                                                                                              • …announces staff relocation
                                                                                                                • …retail revenues up 3% led by the UK
                                                                                                                  • UK: Coast, Oasis and Warehouse receive bidder interest
                                                                                                                    • UK: Honey Birdette plots UK retail roll-out
                                                                                                                      • UK: Jaeger
                                                                                                                        • …announces 200 job cuts amid store closures
                                                                                                                          • …collapses into administration
                                                                                                                            • UK: Kit and Ace closes shop in the UK, US and Australia
                                                                                                                              • UK: Monsoon reports decline in profits
                                                                                                                                • UK: Next total sales down 2.5%
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Primark
                                                                                                                                    • …owner seeks new chairman
                                                                                                                                      • …performs well in the UK and Europe
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Store Twenty One facing potential collapse
                                                                                                                                          • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Clarks axes HQ roles
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Jimmy Choo business up for sale
                                                                                                                                                • UK: LK Bennett's founder to return as adviser
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Rylko prepares for UK launch
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Soletrader revenues broadly flat on the year
                                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                        • France: Gifi owner Philippe Ginestet proposes to save Tati
                                                                                                                                                          • Netherlands: Hema full-year sales rise 4.7%
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Halfords' CEO Jill McDonald to head up M&S clothing
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: M&S aligns clothing and food in 'Spend it Well' campaign
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Marks & Spencer to open 36 stores in six months
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Marks & Spencer to trial online food offering
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Pep&Co suffers loss in first trading period
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Woolworths may make a return to UK high street
                                                                                                                                                                        • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                            • …to reveal store overhaul plans
                                                                                                                                                                              • …unveils new strategy amid declining profits
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Fenwick to close Windsor department store
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …former chief executive joins The Range
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …like-for-like sales grow 0.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Fnac Darty
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …continues with international expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …group revenues down 3.2% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …launches its own payment card
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Carpetright like-for-likes rise 1.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Bunnings reports rise in UK sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Travis Perkins like-for-likes up 2.7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Bathstore experiments with alternative reality in-store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Dunelm struggles to grow sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Belgium: Zalando trials geo-location delivery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Vente-privee acquires Le Petit Ballon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Amazon Fresh launches in Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Germany: Zalando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …continues to expand rapidly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …Q1 sales grow 23.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Italy: Yoox Net-a-Porter strong sales momentum continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches own fashion label Find
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …lures subscribers with exclusive live music events
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …unveils weather-personalised shopping feature
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Boden to open John Lewis concessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Boohoo reports surge in sales and profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Gear4Music delivers profitable growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Eve Sleep readies first London Stock Exchange float
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: JoJo Maman Bébé hires Jaeger trading director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Lavitta closes all stores after a year in operation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Missguided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …considering sale or flotation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales surge yet profits undisclosed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: N Brown profits fall amid investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: The Hut sales soar 50%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Watchshop.com launches sunglasses boutique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Health & beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Dm-drogerie reaches €5bn turnover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Superdrug extends vegan cosmetics range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: WH Smith revenues rise 2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: JD Sports grows 31% as fashion division outperforms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dobbies teams up with Ocado online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Luxury goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Kering unveils outstanding revenue growth in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: LVMH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …records 15% turnover rise in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to buy Christian Dior Couture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • International: Coach agrees to buy Kate Spade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Opticians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Tesco sells opticians business to Vision Express
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shopping locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Hammerson and Appear Here partner on pop-up initiative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Oxford Street transformation project due to begin in 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Deflation in non-food prices begins to ease
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Easter sees healthy rise in footfall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Grocery market grows 3.7% over Easter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: March retail sales decline 1.0%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Retail sales grow 3.3% in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Retail sales grow 5.6% in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Retailers see growth in online searches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Springboard forecasts 5.4% Easter footfall boost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Vacancy rate on retail parks falls to new low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Visa reports slowing consumer spending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • OBI

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Expansion of customised home improvement and garden project solutions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 5: OBI: Estimated group sales performance, 2012-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 6: OBI: Outlet data, 2012-16
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retail offering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ahold Delhaize
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ann Summers Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Auchan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bathstore.com Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Boden UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Boohoo.com plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • C&J Clark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carrefour Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Casino
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Christian Dior
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Coach, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Coast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Department for Transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Despar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • dm-Drogerie Markt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dobbies Garden Centres plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Edeka Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fenwick Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fnac
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gear4Music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • GiFi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Grupo Eroski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hema France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • J. Choo Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JoJo Maman Bebe Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • kate spade LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lidl (Germany)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LK Bennett Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Missguided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Monsoon Accessorize Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ocado Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Outfit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pepkor UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Russell Athletic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sainsbury's Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Schwarz Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Simply Fresh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sole Trader (Twinmar Ltd)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SuperGroup Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tati
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vente Privee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vision Express (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Westminster City Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Woolworths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • YNAP group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Zalando

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