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European Retail Briefing - October 2011

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

    • DIY embracing e-commerce
      • What we’ve seen
        • A good fit
          • Competitive pressure drives UK development
            • Mainland Europe still developing
              • Figure 1: Comparison of online visitors to most popular DIY retailer website, by country, July 2011
            • Balancing online and offline demand
              • What it means
              • Retail Sales Review

                • Key points
                  • France
                    • Figure 2: France: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 3: France: Inflation, 2010-11
                  • Germany
                    • Figure 4: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 5: Germany: Inflation, 2010-11
                  • Italy
                    • Figure 6: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 7: Italy: Inflation, 2010-11
                  • Netherlands
                    • Figure 8: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 9: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2010-11
                  • Spain
                    • Figure 10: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 11: Spain: Inflation, 2010-11
                  • UK
                    • Figure 12: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 13: UK: Annual percentage change in Consumer Price Index for selected product groups, 2010-11
                • Headlines for the Month

                  • Grocers
                    • Clothing retailers
                      • Multi-sector retailing
                        • Mixed goods retailers
                          • Department stores
                            • DIY retailing
                              • Electricals retailing
                                • Home shopping
                                  • Health and beauty retailing
                                    • Sports goods retailing
                                      • Toys and games retailing
                                      • News Analysis

                                        • Grocers
                                          • Austria: Rewe sees revival at Adeg and Penny units
                                            • Belgium: Colruyt forecasts flat full year profit
                                              • Belgium: Delhaize creates new business division
                                                • Bulgaria: Delhaize to expand Piccadilly chain
                                                  • Europe: Tesco rolls out online shopping to Poland and the Czech Republic
                                                    • France: Carrefour
                                                      • …plans for drive-ins
                                                        • …reveals initial 'Planet' performance
                                                          • …to open luxury hypermarket in Paris
                                                            • Greece: Carrefour to "freeze" expansion plans in Greece
                                                              • Romania: Angst signs franchise contract with Carrefour
                                                                • France: Intermarché to increase presence
                                                                  • Germany: Edeka reveals €1bn expansion plans
                                                                    • Germany: Metro boss to exit next year
                                                                      • Italy: Coop Italia announces expansion plans
                                                                        • Norway: NorgesGruppen to offer more local products
                                                                          • Russian Federation: Dixy back in profit in second quarter
                                                                            • Spain: Eroski expands stake in Caprabo parent as it reports weak H1
                                                                              • Slovenia: Mercator to spin off non-food unit
                                                                                • Sweden: ICA launches new discount label
                                                                                  • Sweden: Netto aims to overtake Lidl in market
                                                                                    • Switzerland: Denner Express pilot small area discount
                                                                                      • UK: Aldi losses rise after store disposals
                                                                                        • UK: Asda
                                                                                          • …prepares backing for bid for Iceland stores
                                                                                            • …reports profits rise
                                                                                              • UK: Budgens confirms plan to price match Tesco
                                                                                                • UK: Co-op food boss steps down
                                                                                                  • UK: Costcutter modernises with new store fascias
                                                                                                    • UK: Iceland
                                                                                                      • …auction hits setback
                                                                                                        • …chief in talks with Blackstone over bid
                                                                                                          • UK: Morrisons and Sainsbury's market share up
                                                                                                            • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                                              • …now considering Garden Centre Group
                                                                                                                • …to introduce M Kitchen as part of own brand relaunch
                                                                                                                  • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                                                                    • …introduces "Live Well For Less" strapline
                                                                                                                      • …to extend Brand Match across UK
                                                                                                                        • …warns of competitive market remaining
                                                                                                                          • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                                            • …eyes Garden Centre Group as clothing boss exits
                                                                                                                              • …reports "subdued" UK growth
                                                                                                                                • …rivals up their ante
                                                                                                                                  • …to invest £500m in price cuts
                                                                                                                                    • …to open online clothing delivery to international markets
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                                                        • …launches 'biggest ever' value campaign
                                                                                                                                          • …to trial convenience stores at Shell petrol stations
                                                                                                                                            • …unveils dark store in Acton
                                                                                                                                              • Ukraine: Fozzy opens 200th Slipo store
                                                                                                                                                • Food specialists
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Greggs reports rising sales
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Thorntons reports sales fall
                                                                                                                                                      • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                                        • Europe: Esprit downgraded
                                                                                                                                                          • Europe: Inditex first half sales rise
                                                                                                                                                            • Italy: Prada reports profits up 75%
                                                                                                                                                              • Sweden: H&M
                                                                                                                                                                • …sees fall in Q3 profits
                                                                                                                                                                  • …store opens in Singapore
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Agent Provocateur back into the black
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Alexon
                                                                                                                                                                        • …acquired by Sun European in prepack deal
                                                                                                                                                                          • …pushes ahead with sale process
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Bimba & Lola to make UK debut in Westfield London
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: French Connection profits rise; eyes overseas growth
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Jacques Vert sees sales rise but September trading weakens
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Karen Millen to expand in China
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: M&Co posts profit increase
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: McArthurGlen report 66% sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Moss Bros returns to profit
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: New Look
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …sees m-commerce sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to launch click-and-collect service into 600 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to sell external brands online
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Next signals end of price inflation as profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Officers Club to help Blue Inc to record growth again
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: River Island hit by young consumers' low confidence
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: SuperGroup issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …launches click-and-collect
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …profits up 12.7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Whistles back in the black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …asks suppliers for contribution to store overhaul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …launches click and collect dining
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to invest £600m in store revamp plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Laura Ashley to extend gifts category
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Home Retail sales continue to fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Halfords retail sales drop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mothercare like-for-likes fall rapidly
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Past Times moves back into loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Carpetright boss makes assault on beds market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mixed-goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Argos will not close stores despite pressure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • France: Costco announces plans for market entry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Hub Retail collapses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Poundland-owner eyes Nordic counterpart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Poundworld to launch smaller format store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …and Sun European in race for Alexon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …optimistic after strong final quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …retail director Palmer exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Fenwick reports pre-tax profit rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: House of Fraser sees positive first half profits but warns of slowdown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: John Lewis reports sharp fall in operating profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Hornbach Group continues with growth strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Romania: Leroy Merlin debuts in Romania
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Russian Federation: Kingfisher to expand in Russia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: B&Q launches mobile site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Homebase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …launches painting and decorating service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches social media offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Kingfisher first half profits up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Wickes cuts out stores as web takes off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Media Markt ends "price madness" with new price strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Comet like-for-likes plummet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Google store opens in London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Kesa considers keeping Comet pension scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Sony Centres up for sale as owner goes bust
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …reports widening losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …signs digital deal with OnLive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: HMV plans for further pop-ups over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Denmark: White Stuff to launch in Denmark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dunelm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …like-for-likes fall 2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …profits rise 9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: IKEA to focus on bedroom furniture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Lakeland profits rise but warns of "miserable" 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: The Range rolls out new stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • France: PPR defer sale of Redcats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Spain: Amazon launches in Spain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Amazon installs collection lockers in office blocks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …moves into Australian market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to launch shopping app
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Boden profits up 13% in 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: BrandAlley reports rising sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: BuyaPowa set up by former HMV director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: eBay to launch fashion campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Flying Brands to sell property to pay debt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Kiddicare eyes international expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: MyDeco.com gets backing of Groupon investor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ocado sales up 19.5% but margins could be lower
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Play.com to be bought by Japanese investor for £25m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Wiggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …attracts private equity interest as it prepares for sale or float
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …heading towards sale or float
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Poland: Rossman set for rapid expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Holland & Barrett roll out loyalty card
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Foyles to shut One New Change store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Norway: Helly Hansen reports record financial results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Escada Sport plans expansion in UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JD Sports reports strong profit despite riots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Patagonia opens London flagship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Albemarle & Bond reports profit rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: F Hinds profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Links of London hires David Riddiford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Theo Fennell sales up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Garden Centre Group sales rise as suitors circle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poland: Toys R Us to open in Poland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: The Entertainer profits fall after investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Asda Income Tracker: Record squeeze on family spending in August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: CPI annual inflation 4.5% in August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: ONS: Retail sale by value up 4.7% in August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Shop price inflation remains stable in September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Westfield Stratford City
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …attracts more visitors than expected on first day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …opens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • European Clothing Market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spending on clothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 14: Europe: Households’ consumption expenditure of clothing, by country (current prices), 2006-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Recovery for most
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 15: Europe: % change in consumer spending on clothing in local currency (current prices), 2009-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Affluence and attitudes drive spend per capita
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 16: Europe: Consumer spending on clothing per capita, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Channels of distribution
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 17: Europe: Estimated share of consumer spending on clothing by channel, 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 5' Marinopoulos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • A. S. Watson (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ADEG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Adeo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Agent Provocateur Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ahold Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Albemarle & Bond PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Alexon Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Alexon Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ann Summers Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Barclays Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Barratts Trading Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bartle Bogle Hegarty (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bensons Bed Centres Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bimba & Lola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Blackstone Group (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Boden UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • BrandAlley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bridgepoint Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Brown Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Budgens Stores Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Caprabo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Carrefour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Castorama (Russia)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Clydesdale Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Colruyt Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Coop Italia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Costco Wholesale Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Costcutter Supermarkets Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dalziel & Pow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Delhaize Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Delta Maxi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Denner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Diesel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dixy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dobbies Garden Centres plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dreams Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Duke Street Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dunnes Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Edeka Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Escada
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • F Hinds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fat Face Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fenwick Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Firetrap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Flying Brands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Folli Follie UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Forever 21 Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fozzy Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Freemans Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Gamestation Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Goldsmiths Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Groupement des Mousquetaires (Intermarché/ITM Entreprises)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Groupon, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Grupo Eroski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Helly Hansen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • HJ Heinz Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hornbach Holding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hornbach-Baumarkt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hub Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ICA Gruppen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Intermarché (France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Intersport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Isis Asset Management PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ITV plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jacques Vert Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jones Bootmaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JPMorgan Invest LLC (BrownCo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Karen Millen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • La Redoute
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • La Redoute (pre 20xx)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lakeland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Land Securities Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Landsbanki Islands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • lastminute.com plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lazard & Co., Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Leroy Merlin (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lidl (Sweden)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Links London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mackays Stores Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • McArthurGlen UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Media Markt/Saturn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mercator
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Miss Sixty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • NBTY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nectar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Netto Foodstores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • NorgesGruppen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Office Holdings Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ogilvy & Mather (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Otto Group (Multichannel Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Past Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Patagonia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Penny - Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Phase Eight Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Playtex Apparel Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Poundworld Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Prada (I Pellettieri d'Italia S.p.A.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pringle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PUMA AG Rudolf Dassler Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rakuten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rewe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rewe Austria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • River Island Clothing Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Rossmann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Screwfix UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ScS Upholstery Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sealy Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sears Holdings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SEB S.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shell (UK) Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Silentnight Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sony (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sony Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tempo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The British Land Company Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Entertainer (Amersham) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Officers Club Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Theo Fennell Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Toys R Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Travis Perkins Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Twitter, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • W&G Foyle Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Whistles Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • White Stuff Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wiggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wyevale Garden Centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • YouTube, Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            European Retail Briefing - October 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            £295.00 (Excl.Tax)