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European Retail Briefing - November 2010

European Retail Briefing is a monthly briefing providing news and analysis that includes company results, store openings, cross-border moves, M & A activities, executive changes and property developments. Additionally each month, European Retail Briefing focuses on a key issue or specific European retail sector. The month's retail news is then analysed sector by sector, making this an invaluable resource for all with an interest in the European retail industry.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Going toe to toe with the hard discounters
      • Communication is key
        • Response of the major players
          • Masking the real threat?
          • Headlines for the Month

            • Food retailers
              • Clothing retailers
                • Footwear
                  • Department stores
                    • Multi-sector
                      • Health and beauty
                        • DIY
                          • Opticians
                            • Home shopping
                            • Retail Sales Review

                              • Key points
                                • France
                                  • Figure 1: France: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 2: France: Inflation, 2009-10
                                • Germany
                                  • Figure 3: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 4: Germany: Inflation, 2009-10
                                • Italy
                                  • Figure 5: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 6: Italy: Inflation, 2009-10
                                • Netherlands
                                  • Figure 7: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 8: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2009-10
                                • Spain
                                  • Figure 9: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 10: Spain: Inflation, 2009-10
                                • UK
                                  • Figure 11: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                                • Inflation
                                  • Figure 12: UK: Annual percentage change in Retail Price Index for selected product groups, 2009-10
                              • European Clothing Retailers

                                  • Market in brief
                                    • Retail sales forecasts
                                      • Outlook for clothing retailing
                                        • Market size and performance
                                          • European market shares
                                              • Figure 13: Europe: Leading clothing specialists’ market shares, 2009
                                          • Mango Group

                                              • Figure 14: Mango Spain: Sales as share of all clothing specialists’ sales in Spain, 2005-09
                                            • Strategic evaluation
                                              • Global presence – too big?
                                                • Distinct from its competitors and staying true to the core brand message
                                                  • Developing a multi-brand strategy?
                                                    • Recent history
                                                      • Financial performance
                                                          • Figure 15: Mango Group: Group sales performance, 2005-09
                                                          • Figure 16: Mango: Estimated performance by major market, 2009
                                                        • Store portfolio
                                                            • Figure 17: Mango Group: Outlet data, 2005-09
                                                            • Figure 18: Mango Group: Breakdown of stores in Europe, 2006-10
                                                          • Retail offering
                                                            • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                            • News Analysis

                                                              • Grocers
                                                                • Belgium: Carrefour Belgium adds self-scanning
                                                                  • Czech Republic: Tesco's F&F store beats sales targets
                                                                    • France: Carrefour enjoys strong third quarter
                                                                      • France: Casino
                                                                        • …plans new stores
                                                                          • …profits increase
                                                                            • France: Lion Capital acquires Picard Surgeles
                                                                              • Germany: Edeka acquires Trinkgut
                                                                                • Netherlands: Ahold makes progress
                                                                                  • Poland: Carrefour to speed up expansion
                                                                                    • Poland: Emperia continues to fight Eurocash bid
                                                                                      • Romania: Lidl approved for Plus acquisition
                                                                                        • Russian Federation: Magnit sees strong sales
                                                                                          • Russian Federation: X5 Retail sees strong sales
                                                                                            • Russian Federation: O'Key raises $420m through IPO
                                                                                              • Spain: Carrefour expands
                                                                                                • Sweden: Axfood reports strong growth
                                                                                                  • UK: Asda
                                                                                                    • …appoints former Tesco man as COO
                                                                                                      • …launches Christmas promotional campaign
                                                                                                        • …market share dips again
                                                                                                          • UK: Booths to launch value range
                                                                                                            • UK: Iceland founder offers £1bn to regain company
                                                                                                              • UK: Morrisons up 1.3% in third quarter
                                                                                                                • UK: Stokes enters administration
                                                                                                                  • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                                    • …wins store battle
                                                                                                                      • …Christmas promotional campaign
                                                                                                                        • Off-licences
                                                                                                                          • UK: First Quench sees only a third of stores trading as off licences
                                                                                                                            • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                              • France: LMVH acquires 14.2% stake in Hermès
                                                                                                                                • Germany: Gerry Weber to select stock for retailers
                                                                                                                                  • Poland: TK Maxx opens new stores
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Accessorize launches standalone website
                                                                                                                                      • UK: All GIVe stores to close
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Arcadia reconfiguration threatens 200 stores
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Aurora to open dual-branded Oasis/Warehouse stores
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Burberry expects full year profit increase
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Jigsaw appoints new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Leifsdottir label to launch in UK Urban Outfitters
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Matalan reports "satisfactory" first half
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: N Brown
                                                                                                                                                      • …plans more acquisitions
                                                                                                                                                        • …profits up 5.5%
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: New Look directors leave after restructure
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Next clothing costs to rise
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Peacocks
                                                                                                                                                                • …hires marketing director
                                                                                                                                                                  • …receives two bids
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Primark profits rise 35%
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Ralph Lauren to open its first Rugby store in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Rigby & Peller sales dip
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Suits You
                                                                                                                                                                            • …enters administration
                                                                                                                                                                              • …owner considers sale
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Topshop success with Kate Moss
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Italy: Carlo Pazolini opens new store
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Clarks thrives through strong US trade
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Kurt Geiger sees profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Office bidding continues
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Schuh opens new store
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Russell & Bromley profits up
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bulgaria: Mercator develops Roda chain
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Europe: M&S to buy back Euro shops it ditched
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: PPR reports a 12.9% rise in third quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Metro to raise profit targets
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to return to fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …Christmas comes early
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …on track to reach end of year online sales target over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to axe Portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to take on 20,000 staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Mothercare sees overseas sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: One New Change opens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Vivienne Westwood sees profits climb
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Netherlands: Hema to attract six bidders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Debenhams sees profits increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …launches at home in Swindon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …looks to ATG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to open further at home stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …raises second half expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …sales rise due to half term
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Selfridges' pre-tax profits rise 19%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mixed goods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Wilkinson boosts own-brand offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Poundland opens 300th store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: B&Q hires commercial director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Focus DIY hires Lazard for advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Wickes’ like-for-likes grow 0.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Apple sees record results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Best Buy launches transactional website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Carphone Warehouse ups profit expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Richer Sounds profits fall 18%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Carpetright like-for-likes drop 7.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: DFS grows market share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Hub opens new store in Manchester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Ikea full year UK & Ireland sales up 1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Amazon reports rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …launches French and German websites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …outlines global ambitions as profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports strong sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to launch River Island collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Findel expects £7m profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Lovefilm sees turnover grow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …confirms second warehouse plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …gains new distribution spoke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Park Group acquires two companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Shop Direct hires creative boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Alliance Boots acquires majority stake in German wholesaler
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: Schlecker seeks help
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Alliance Boots interim revenues up 6.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Staples returns to profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: WH Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …joins forces with Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees profits increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Adidas aims to reach €17bn sales in 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Blacks Leisure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …in sale talks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …posts reduced loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Puma's success leads to five-year plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sports Direct posts profits increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Opticians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Italy: Luxottica posts profits increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Halfords looks to cut costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Theo Fennell narrows losses in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: CPI remains at 3.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: UK retail sees low growth increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Retail sales rise in September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Shopping centre completion rate slows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Slow sales growth in October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Westfield to sell London stake

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