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European Retail Briefing - November 2012

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

    • Lidl changes in France
      • Changes in the offer
        • What’s going on elsewhere?
        • Retail Sales Review

          • Key points
            • France
              • Figure 1: France: Retail sales, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 2: France: Inflation, 2011-12
            • Germany
              • Figure 3: Germany: Retail Sales trends, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 4: Germany: Inflation, 2011-12
            • Italy
              • Figure 5: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 6: Italy: Inflation, 2011-12
            • Netherlands
              • Figure 7: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 8: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2011-12
            • Spain
              • Figure 9: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 10: Spain: Inflation 2011-12
            • UK
              • Figure 11: UK: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 12: UK: Inflation, 2011-12
          • Headlines for the Month

            • Grocers
              • Clothing retailing
                • Department stores
                  • Electrical retailing
                    • Furniture retailing
                      • Home shopping
                        • Economy
                        • News Analysis

                          • Convenience stores
                            • UK: SPAR trials new look store
                              • Co-ops
                                • UK: Co-op
                                  • …to close six more stores
                                    • …launches Christmas savings scheme trust
                                      • Grocers
                                        • Belgium: Delhaize posts third quarter results
                                          • Europe: Carrefour
                                            • …expands in Belgium through new deal
                                              • …reports 2.1% rise in Q3 revenue
                                                • …agrees to Sell Malaysia Retail Business
                                                  • Europe: Tesco looks for new central Europe boss
                                                    • France: Lidl France to abandon "hard discount"
                                                      • UK: Asda
                                                        • …to launch click-and-collect service
                                                          • …to launch customer insight engine
                                                            • UK: Booths reports fall in pre-tax profits
                                                              • UK: Food labelling to be revised
                                                                • UK: George takes 70% space at new 840,000 distribution centre
                                                                  • UK: Morrisons
                                                                    • …launches Morrisons Cellar online
                                                                      • …reports fall in Q3 sales
                                                                        • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                          • …grabs entertainment share from rivals
                                                                            • …to manage hospital pharmacies
                                                                              • …launches new scan and shop app
                                                                                • …to trial mobile phone shop-in-shops
                                                                                  • …records strong market share growth
                                                                                    • UK: Tesco
                                                                                      • …invests £25m in UK farming
                                                                                        • …named top UK retailer on climate change
                                                                                          • …sells Fresh & Easy products in UK stores
                                                                                            • …targets on-the-go shoppers with online commuter zone
                                                                                              • …Tesco trials new delivery system
                                                                                                • …to deliver Clubcard rewards digitally
                                                                                                  • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                    • …achieve zero food waste to landfill aim ahead of target
                                                                                                      • …looks to expand loyalty scheme
                                                                                                        • …to donate £1 million to charity
                                                                                                          • …grabs highest grocery market share in its history
                                                                                                            • UK: Whole Foods Market opens in Cheltenham
                                                                                                              • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                • UK: Greggs releases interim results
                                                                                                                  • UK: Thorntons reports 1.7% decline in like-for-like sales
                                                                                                                    • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                      • Europe: H&M demands new lease clauses
                                                                                                                        • Europe: Hermes posts Q3 results
                                                                                                                          • Europe: Hugo Boss reports Q3 results
                                                                                                                            • Europe: M&S to launch European transactional websites
                                                                                                                              • Europe: Miss Sixty set to lose wholesale arm
                                                                                                                                • France: Luxury sales continue to soar at PPR
                                                                                                                                  • UK: All Saints profits plunge
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Alfred Dunhill appoints new CEO
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Arcadia increases use of UK factories
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Aurora Fashions to launch 60-minute delivery option in 2013
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Ben Sherman's chief executive to depart
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Blue Inc expects Christmas cheer as full-year profits soar
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Bluewater shopping centre to house Montblanc
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Burberry
                                                                                                                                                  • …posts profit rise
                                                                                                                                                    • …reports 8% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Calvin Klein brands to be reunited
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Chanel acquires Barrie Knitwear
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Diesel confirms appointment of new creative director
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Esprit plans brand revival
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Fashion will dominate in the eastern Oxford St revamp
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Firetrap team awaits news on job losses
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Guess? appoints new managing director
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: H&M reports 6% boost in September sales
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Hackett reports 30% rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Hobbs looks to target office workers with pop-up shops
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Jack Wills to axe sister brand
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Jacques Vert
                                                                                                                                                                              • …boss Paul Allen to stand down
                                                                                                                                                                                • …to axe brands
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jaeger makes Stewart Binnie executive chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Joules returns to profit
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: LVMH
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to sell fastest-growing fashion brands
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …reports increase in revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Longchamp opens eighth Hong Kong store
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …slides again
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …first-half profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches in-store next day delivery service
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Matalan appoints new chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Michael Kors to open store in Covent Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Moss Bros appoints new non-exec director
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Mulberry issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: New Look informs suppliers financial position is healthy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Next 3rd quarter trading figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Primark reports 15% boost in revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: SuperGroup experiences sales boost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Thomas Pink introduces one-touch technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: TJX UK announces 62% drop in pre-tax profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Victoria’s Secret to open UK stores outside of London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Whistles plans new flagship store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: White Stuff chief executive steps downs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Wilkies secured through management buy-out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Clarks’ online kids’ shoes offer proves successful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Dune Group reports 13% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Office to open first out of town store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Russell & Bromley reports rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ugg to open new concept store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …expected to accelerate store closures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to leave catalogue heritage behind
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: B&M attracts private equity bids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Home Bargains reports 42% rise in pre-tax profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: The Original Factory Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reports 30% rise in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …sees earnings drop despite revenue growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …sees strong full-year results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to open store in Wandsworth, London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Fenwick reports fall in profits and turnover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Harrods opens new distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Harvey Nichols opens pop-up shop in Liverpool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: House of Fraser plans to double turnover from multichannel division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: John Lewis opens its first full line flexible department store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Liberty’s head accessories buyer exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …appoints director of multichannel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sales break through £1 billion barrier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: B&Q sublets store to Asda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Homebase to close 40 stores in next five years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Kingfisher to invest £60 million in multi-channel retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Travis Perkins reports sales slump
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Darty appoints two new directors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Apple retail boss in shock departure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Comet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …launches personalised e-gift card service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …likely to file for administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …management confirms plan to enter administration next week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …owner OpCapita among its creditors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to accept gift cards again
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to launch Clearance Sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dixons to recruit over 3,000 Christmas workers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Maplin secures £20 million to fund expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Carpetright sees like-for-likes steadily increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sweden: Ikea targets turnover of €50 billion by 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: DFS reports record results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Dreams' chairman steps down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Ikea sees sales surge in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Europe: AB Kinnevik increase investment in Zalando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Abel & Cole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …nears sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sale confirmed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …considers bid for Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …introduces collection lockers in Martin McColl stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …faces staff departures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …hires former M&S retail chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports 31.7% rise in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …shares fall as directors sell £50m of shares
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to launch local language sites in Russia and China
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: eBay relaunches website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: My-Wardrobe to focus on womenswear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: N Brown reports 4.5% fall in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …close to covenants breach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …head of non-food business set to leave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Play.com launches online marketplace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Shop Direct reduces pre-tax losses by 37%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Simply Be look to recruit empathetic staff size 14 and over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The Hut Group acquires Morrisons finance boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Wiggle reports 23% profit boost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Boots to trial use of iPads in 30 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …appoints business relationships managers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …trials online marketplace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Paperchase opens first airport store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: WH Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …CEO to step down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to introduce new travel store format
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: JD Sports announces new JD Pro format
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JJB stores targeted by value retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …refuses to assist Firetrap stockists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reports Q2 sales boost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Pandora reports boost in Q3 revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: LEGO to open 10th UK store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: The Entertainer announces 24.2% rise in pre-tax profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Toys R Us UK profits halve as it opens stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Mothercare warns international targets will be 'a challenge'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: 02 to franchise a quarter of company-owned stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Pets at Home reports profit rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Eagle One receives planning permission for retail and outdoor lifestyle shopping centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Westfield Stratford reports sales of £896 million in first year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Bluewater reports 6.6% rise in sales in September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reports weakest sales growth in 11 months
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …October shop price inflation jumps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …retailers argue case against business rates rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …lambastes business rate rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Disposable income continues to rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: ONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …UK economy returns to growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …UK retail sales up 0.6% in September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Retailers push for extended Sunday Christmas trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Retail employment shows record growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Scotland records 1% rise in total sales in September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Senior representatives form the Distressed Retail Property Taskforce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: 32 shops close in Britain each day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Clothing retailing - Europe

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Channels of distribution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 13: Europe: Distribution of spending on clothing, by channel, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Clothing specialists sector sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 14: Europe: Clothing specialists’ sales, total of 19 markets, 2007-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 15: Europe: Clothing specialists’ retail sales (excl vat), 2007-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 16: Europe: Clothing specialists’ retail sales, domestic currency, compound annual growth rates, 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Retail forecasts to 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 17: Europe: Clothing specialists’ retail sales forecasts (excl vat), 2012-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figure 18: Europe: Clothing specialists’ retail sales forecasts, compound annual growth rates, 2012-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Where next?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 19: Grupo Inditex: Group financial performance, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 20: Grupo Inditex: Outlet data, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retail offering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Abel & Cole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Aeon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • All Saints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Apax Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Apple Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ASOS (International retail sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ASOS (UK retail sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Aunt Bessie's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Avis Europe plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • B&M Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • BC Partners Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ben Sherman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Blacks Outdoor Division Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bridgepoint Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Burton old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • C&J Clark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Calvin Klein, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Carlson Companies Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Carpetright Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Carrefour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Carrefour Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Chanel Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cinven Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • CoolBrands International Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dash Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dawson International PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Debenhams (UK and Republic of Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Delhaize America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • DFS Furniture Holdings Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Diesel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dorothy Perkins old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dreams Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dune Footwear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dune Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • E Leclerc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • EH Booth & Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Energie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Esprit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Exponent Private Equity LLP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Farepak Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fenwick Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Financial Times Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Firetrap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Food Lion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fresh & Easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Gant Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Gerry Weber
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Guess
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hackett Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • HBOS plc (Halifax Bank of Scotland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hermes (GB) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hobbs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Inditex UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jack Wills Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jacques Vert Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • JJB Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Killah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lakeland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Land Securities Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LEGO Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Liberty Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lipsy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Little Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Longchamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LOVEFiLM International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marks & Spencer (UK) clothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • McColl's Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Miss Sixty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Montblanc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • My-Wardrobe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Nectar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • NFU Mutual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • O2 / Telefonica UK (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Office Holdings Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pandora Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Paperchase Products Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pets at Home Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Phase Eight Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pied a Terre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PizzaExpress Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Primark/Penneys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Procter & Gamble Company (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pull & Bear UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PUMA AG Rudolf Dassler Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Rakuten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Redcats USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Reuters Group PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Richemont Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Russell & Bromley Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Screwfix UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sears Holdings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sixty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports Direct UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Staples, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tengelmann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tesco Express (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Booksellers Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Dreyfus Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Entertainer (Amersham) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Original Factory Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The TJX Companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thomas Pink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • TJ Morris Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Toolstation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Topman old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Toys R Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Victoria's Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Warnaco Group Inc., The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WBM/Bjorn Borg
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Whistles Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • White Stuff Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Whole Foods Market (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wickes Building Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wiggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wilkies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • William Jackson & Son Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wren Kitchens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Yves Saint Laurent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Zalando

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  European Retail Briefing - November 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  £295.00 (Excl.Tax)