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European Retail Briefing - October 2012

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

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Assessing consumer confidence
      • Figure 1: Europe: Consumer confidence, leading countries, Aug-Sep 2012
      • Figure 2: Europe: Consumer confidence, lagging countries, Aug-Sep 2012
    • Retail sales growth
        • Figure 3: Year-on-year retail sales growth, leading countries, Jul-Aug 2012
        • Figure 4: Year-on-year retail sales growth, lagging countries, Jul-Aug 2012
      • Confidence versus retail sales growth
        • Figure 5: Europe: Consumer confidence versus year-on-year retail sales growth, three month average, Jun/Jul-Aug/Sep 2012
      • Growth by sector
        • Figure 6: Europe: Year-on-year retail sales growth rates in selected retail sectors, Jan 2011-Jul/Aug 2012
    • Retail Sales Review

      • Key points
        • France
          • Figure 7: France: Retail sales, 2011-12
        • Inflation
          • Figure 8: France: Inflation, 2011-12
        • Germany
          • Figure 9: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
        • Inflation
          • Figure 10: Germany: Inflation, 2011-12
        • Italy
          • Figure 11: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
        • Inflation
          • Figure 12: Italy: Inflation, 2011-12
        • Netherlands
          • Figure 13: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
        • Inflation
          • Figure 14: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2011-12
        • Spain
          • Figure 15: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
        • Inflation
          • Figure 16: Spain: Inflation 2011-12
        • UK
          • Figure 17: UK: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
        • Inflation
          • Figure 18: UK: Inflation, 2011-12
      • Headlines for the Month

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

                            • Convenience stores
                              • UK: Asda a possible candidate for Costcutter alliance
                                • Co-op invests £7 million in David Sands store conversion plan
                                  • Waitrose to revamp convenience stores
                                    • Grocers
                                      • Europe: Tesco launches online grocery shopping in Slovakia
                                        • France: Carrefour
                                          • … testing self-scan via smartphones
                                            • …to swap stores with Intermarché
                                              • France: Casino to launch contactless payments
                                                • Germany: Ahold opens first store in Germany
                                                  • Germany: Metro
                                                    • … issues profit warning
                                                      • … taken off the DAX
                                                        • Netherlands: Albert Heijn tells suppliers to cut prices to help fund its expansion
                                                          • UK: Aldi reports 450% boost in operating profit
                                                            • UK: Asda
                                                              • … faces system error with Price Guarantee Scheme
                                                                • …reports 6% rise in profits for 2011
                                                                  • …to launch click-and-collect service
                                                                    • UK: Booths eyes expansion
                                                                      • UK: Morrisons
                                                                        • … appoints new managing director for M Local format
                                                                          • …prepares for online launch
                                                                            • …to launch clothing range
                                                                              • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                                • … Q2 like-for-likes boosted by Paralympic sponsorship
                                                                                  • …to introduce minimum basket spend online
                                                                                    • UK: Tesco
                                                                                      • … appoints new group technical director
                                                                                        • …has a long way to go, but overhaul is underway
                                                                                          • …launches first all-LED store
                                                                                            • …reports 11.6% fall in profits
                                                                                              • …secures planning consent for Norfolk store
                                                                                                • …to lead digital revolution
                                                                                                  • UK: Waitrose grabs highest grocery market share in its history
                                                                                                    • Off-licences
                                                                                                      • UK: Bargain Booze reports 7.7% decline in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                        • Other food specialists
                                                                                                          • UK: Holland and Barrett expands omnichannel outlets
                                                                                                            • UK: Thorntons
                                                                                                              • … reports 1.7% decline in like-for-like sales
                                                                                                                • …reports fall in sales and pre-tax profit
                                                                                                                  • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                    • Europe: Aurora launches andotherbrands.com in Sweden and the Netherlands
                                                                                                                      • Europe: H&M reports 4% fall in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                        • Europe: Profits soar at Prada
                                                                                                                          • Europe: Sixty Group
                                                                                                                            • … fighting for survival
                                                                                                                              • …in midst of crisis talks
                                                                                                                                • Europe: Versace launches e-commerce site
                                                                                                                                  • Europe: Warnaco plans multimillion pound expansion in Europe
                                                                                                                                    • France: Karl Lagerfeld store to open
                                                                                                                                      • France: Lancel appoints D&G director as new CEO
                                                                                                                                        • Spain: Inditex reports 32% increase in H1 earnings
                                                                                                                                          • Sweden: H&M Q3 results fall short of predictions
                                                                                                                                            • UK: All Saints
                                                                                                                                              • … appoints Burberry vice president as new Chief Executive
                                                                                                                                                • …chairman exits business
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Armani Group take control of UK operations
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Burberry reports sales slowdown
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Coast opens new flagship store in Manchester
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: East reports dramatic fall in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: French Connection reports pre-tax loss of £6.3 million
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: G-Star in line for Regent Street store
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Jack Wills sees sales figures rise
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Jacques Vert appoints former John Lewis director as group trading director
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jane Norman to open new store
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Karen Millen appoints two new retail directors
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Matalan to create 5,000 Christmas jobs
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Mini Velvet opens 12th standalone store
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Moss Bros profits stabilise
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: New Look reports 30% rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Next reports first half results
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Primark
                                                                                                                                                                                  • … opens new store on London’s Tottenham Court Road
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …reports 17% boost in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Reiss introduces WiFi and iPads to its store
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: River Island
                                                                                                                                                                                          • … reports 25% fall in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …set to launch accessories range designed by bloggers
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Stella McCartney sees profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … reports 1.7% increase in Q1 like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …shareholders rebel
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Ted Baker reports 10.4% profit boost
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Thomas Pink introduces one-touch technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Zara’s UK profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Brantano reports £3.7 million pre-tax loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Hotter Shoes ramps up store opening schedule
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jones Group appoints president of global footwear and accessories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Kurt Geiger sees earnings edge up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: LK Bennett appoints new Chief Executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Schuh to launch kids' brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Karstadt opens second K TOWN store in Cologne
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ireland: Gordon Brothers buys Clerys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Allders to close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • … reports 60% rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …and M&S to open at new development in York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • … opens new store in Chesterfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …appoints Google’s head of retail as non-executive director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reports profit growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to increase floor space at Westfield Bradford store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Harvey Nichols to open Christmas pop-up at Merry Hill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: House of Fraser reports 1.7% rise in H1 like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Argos reports rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: B&M
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • … goes up for sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …seeks European expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … opens new distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to create 2,000 jobs over the Christmas period
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Douglas reports 1.7% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Laura Ashley reports sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • … to create 1,000 jobs with new distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to create 20,000 temporary Christmas jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to open 12 more bank branches by the end of 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Music and video retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: HMV sales continue to fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Europe: Kingfisher opens 1,000 international stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Hornbach grows its share in German market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Praktiker avoids insolvency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: B&Q to make 15% of head office staff redundant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Kingfisher announces interim results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Topps Tiles expected to meet profit target
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Europe: Dixons appoints managing director for Northern Europe operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Europe: Darty's CEO to step down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Dixons to close Dixons.co.uk business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Maplin appoints new commercial director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: United Carpets bought in pre-pack administration deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sweden: Ikea appoints new CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Lakeland reports fall in profit but rise in turnover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Europe: PPR nears sale of Redcats catalogue arm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Neckermann to close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Amazon to hire 10,000 Christmas staff at UK packing centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • … appoints new chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …hires former M&S retail chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales increase 15%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Boden hit by cotton price increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: eBay partners with Nectar for customer loyalty programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Findel reports 7.9% boost in group sales in H1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • … launches DIY and car care lines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …increases focus on price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …reports 10% rise in Q3 sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Profits climb at Abel & Cole as sale speculation mounts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: The Hut reports 54% increase in sales in H1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Europe: Dia acquires German firm Schlecker's Iberian drugstores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Alliance Boots to acquire 12% stake in Chinese pharmaceutical company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Body Shop in takeover talks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Clintons’ owner receives bid to take company private
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Paperchase opens first airport store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: WH Smith offers free WiFi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Adidas lowers 2015 sales forecast for Reebok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Decathlon rules out bid for JJB Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: JD Sports reports 85% fall in H1 profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JJB Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • … acquires new bidder
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …calls in administrators
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …expected to be acquired by Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Jon Moulton pulls out of the race to buy JJB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … deal for JJB stores now imminent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …closes in on JJB Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • … acquires 20 JJB Sports stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …undercuts stockists’ prices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Claire's Accessories suffers as demand decreases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Charity shops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Oxfam trials new store design concept
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Opticians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Optical Express subsidiary falls into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Game to lose Gamestation fascia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Hamleys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • … acquired by Groupe Ludendo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to open first store in Wales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Go Outdoors’ Chief Executive takes up product-focused role
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Countrywide invests £2 million in lowering prices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • … appoints new Chief Executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …reports boost in Q2 revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Kiddicare unveils £200m sales vision
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mothercare appoints new director of retail operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Bluewater reports 6.6% rise in sales in September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Westfield Stratford City attracts 47 million visitors in first year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Westfield submits plans for £1 billion redevelopment of Croydon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Whitely Shopping Centre attracts new tenants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: BRC: September like-for-like retail sales up 1.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Consumer spending increases by 3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Inflation rate slows to 2.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: London’s Luxury sector grows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: ONS: Olympic Games cause 0.2% decline in retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Retail sales growth halved after Lehman Brothers collapse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Retail sales growth set to remain stagnant for 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Sunday trading reform losing momentum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: UK consumers slow to adopt apps for purchases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Retailers launch pop-up shops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • European Retail Handbook 2011/12: Greece

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Greek retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Greece in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 19: Greece: Estimated population, 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 20: Greece: Estimated population, by age group, 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 21: Greece: Population by region, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 22: Greece: Gross domestic product, 2002-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 23: Greece: Consumer prices index, 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 24: Greece: Households consumption expenditure, 2002-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 25: Greece: Breakdown of households consumption expenditure, 2007-10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Greek retailing in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 26: Greece: Retail sales, 2007-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 27: Greece: Breakdown of retail sales (excl VAT), 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Food retailing in Greece
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 28: Greece: Food retailers’ sales (excl VAT), 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 29: Greece: Major food retailers, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Non-food retailing in Greece
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 30: Greece: Mixed goods retailers’/department stores' sales (excl VAT), 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 31: Greece: Identified leading department store retailers, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 32: Clothing, footwear, and textiles specialists’ sales (excl VAT), 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 33: Greece: Identified leading clothing, textiles and footwear retailers, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 34: Greece: Household goods specialists’ sales (excl VAT), 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 35: Greece: Identified leading household goods retailers, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 36: Other specialists’ retail sales (excl VAT), 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 37: Greece: Major miscellaneous non-food retailers, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 38: Greece: Non-store retailers' sales (excl VAT), 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 39: Greece: Selected major non-store retailers, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Major retailers in Greece
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 40: Greece: Identified leading retailers, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Major shopping malls
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Figure 41: Greece: Leading shopping centres, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Abel & Cole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Abercrombie & Fitch Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Adidas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ahold Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Albert Heijn (fascia) Netherlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Alexon Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • All Saints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Allders Croydon Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • American Greetings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ASOS (UK retail sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Auchan Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Automobile Association (AA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • B&M Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bank of Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Barclays Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bargain Booze Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Boden UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Brantano (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • British Olympic Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bullring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • C&J Clark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Calvin Klein, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carrefour Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Casino
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Claire's Accessories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Coach, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Commerzbank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Costcutter Supermarkets Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Countrywide Assured Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • David Sands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Debenhams (UK and Republic of Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dell Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Diesel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dixons Retail UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dolce & Gabbana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Douglas Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Draper Tools Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • East Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Emilio Pucci
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Energie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Express Gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fat Face Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Firetrap
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • First Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fitch London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Focus Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Food Standards Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fresh & Easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gamestation Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • GE Consumer & Industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gianni Versace S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Giorgio Armani S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Go Outdoors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Grant Thornton [UK]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hamleys of London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hammerson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hornbach Holding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • IBM United Kingdom Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Intermarché (France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jack Wills Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jacques Vert Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jane Norman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JJB Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jones Apparel Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Karen Millen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Killah
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kingfisher France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kurt Geiger Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kwik Save Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • L'Oréal (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • L'Oréal SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lakeland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Land Securities Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Leroy Merlin (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Little Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • LK Bennett Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lush Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marks & Spencer (UK) clothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miss Sixty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Neckermann (Germany)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Nectar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Netto Foodstores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Nisa (fascia) incl. Loco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Optical Express - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Oracle Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • OXFAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Oxylane (Décathlon)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Paperchase Products Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Peacock Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Peacocks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Phelps Group (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Prada (I Pellettieri d'Italia S.p.A.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Praktiker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • PUMA AG Rudolf Dassler Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Redcats USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Reebok International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Reiss Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richemont Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • River Island Clothing Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Riverford Organic Vegetables Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rolf C. Hagen Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Schlecker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Schuh (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Schuh Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ScS Upholstery Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sixty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sky Holidays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports Direct UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Standard Life Investments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Stella McCartney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • T-Mobile (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tesco (Japan)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Thalia Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Body Shop - Retail Sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Original Factory Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Thomas Pink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Topps Tiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Toys R Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • United Carpets Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Visa Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Walgreen Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Warnaco Group Inc., The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Woolworths Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • World Design & Trade Retail Ltd

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Retail Briefing - October 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    £295.00 (Excl.Tax)