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European Retail Briefing - October 2016

This review looks at:

  • An analyst comment looking at the organic grocery market in France.
  • An overview of the the latest European retail sales data across the five major European economies.
  • Retail profile of Zalando.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news analysis across Europe.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Organics are a growth business for French food retailers
      • What we’ve seen
        • Organic is growing
          • Figure 1: France: Grocery shopping habits, Q4 2015 and Q3 2016
        • Retailers of organic products
          • Biocoop the leading specialist
            • Grocers cashing in with own-labels
              • And developing stand-alone organic subsidiaries
                • Where next?
                • European Retail Sales

                  • Key points
                    • Retail sales
                        • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2014-16
                        • Figure 3: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2014-16
                      • Inflation
                        • Figure 4: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2015-16
                        • Figure 5: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2015-16
                    • Headlines for the Month

                      • Grocers
                        • Clothing retailing
                          • Department stores
                            • Furniture retailing
                              • Home shopping
                              • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                • Convenience Stores
                                  • UK: Booker like-for-like sales fall 0.4%
                                    • UK: Nisa sales rise 1.1%
                                      • Spain: El Corte Inglés extends Stop & Go store network
                                        • Grocers
                                          • Belgium: Lidl Belgium launches premium sportswear collection
                                            • France: Auchan opens second dedicated organic store
                                              • France: Casino and Conforama to make joint central purchasing agency
                                                • France: Eately expands into France
                                                  • Germany: Aldi Nord and Süd launch first joint campaign
                                                    • Germany: Edeka launches YouTube cooking channel
                                                      • Germany: Kaufland launches online delivery service
                                                        • Italy: Crai and Coralis sign new collaboration agreement
                                                          • Netherlands: Jumbo continues store renovations
                                                            • Spain: Eroski first half profits amount to £2.8m
                                                              • Switzerland: Coop Switzerland aims to reduce plastic bag usage by 80%
                                                                • UK: Aldi
                                                                  • …sales rise 12% to £7.7bn
                                                                    • UK: Aldi
                                                                      • …takes on the high street with womenswear range
                                                                        • UK: Iceland to reveal new store concept
                                                                          • UK: John Lewis Partnership profits plunge 58%
                                                                            • UK: Morrisons
                                                                              • …forges locker deal with Amazon
                                                                                • …sees like-for-likes grow 1.4% in the first half
                                                                                  • …trials in-store student discount
                                                                                    • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                                      • …channels investment into online fulfilment
                                                                                        • …extends one-hour bicycle delivery trial
                                                                                          • …like-for-like sales dip 1.1%
                                                                                            • UK: Supermarkets expected to decrease package sizes as costs rise
                                                                                              • UK: Supermarkets to benefit from fall in business rates
                                                                                                • UK: Tesco UK like-for-like sales increase 0.6%
                                                                                                  • UK: The Co-operative
                                                                                                    • …convenience business drives growth
                                                                                                      • …unveils premium own-label plans
                                                                                                        • …refreshes loyalty scheme
                                                                                                          • UK: Waitrose adds 500 new items to premium line
                                                                                                            • Other food and drink specialists
                                                                                                              • UK: Greggs sales rise 5.6%
                                                                                                                • UK: Majestic Wine profits fall below expectations
                                                                                                                • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                                                                  • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                    • Belgium: MS Mode finds a buyer
                                                                                                                      • Europe: H&M sales up 6% in Q3
                                                                                                                        • Europe: Inditex like-for-like sales grow 11%
                                                                                                                          • France: Rimowa joins the LVMH Group
                                                                                                                            • France: Vivarte may sell 100 La Halle stores
                                                                                                                              • Germany: Gerry Weber's realignment programme hits profits
                                                                                                                                • Germany: Sinn Leffers files for bankruptcy
                                                                                                                                  • Germany: Topshop and Topman to launch in Germany
                                                                                                                                    • Poland: Inditex-owned Uterque to enter Poland
                                                                                                                                      • Slovenia: Mercator extends homemade product range
                                                                                                                                        • Sweden: H&M's profit hit by increased markdowns
                                                                                                                                          • Switzerland: Coop Switzerland aims to reduce plastic bag usage by 80%
                                                                                                                                            • Switzerland: Sempione Retail AG makes cash offer for Charles Vögele
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Arcadia introduces interest-free credit payment online
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Bhs
                                                                                                                                                  • …to relaunch online this week
                                                                                                                                                    • …launches first two Christmas ranges
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Bonmarché issues profit warning after poor September trading
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Fat Face pledges full price promise
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Fat Face profits hit by unseasonal weather
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: French Connection retail revenue down 2.3%
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Jack Wills bought out by BlueGem
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Matalan opens first standalone home store
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Moss Bros continues to perform positively
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mothercare launches 'Welcome to the Club'
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Next
                                                                                                                                                                        • …half year sales up 2.6%
                                                                                                                                                                          • …to open in former Bhs store
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Phase Eight report strong international growth
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Primark like-for-like sales dip 2%
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: River Island sales remain flat
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Schuh reports strong profit growth
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Poundland and Pep&Co may swap some stores
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: The Original Factory Shop sales rise 6%
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Netherlands: Hudson's Bay reaches thirteen leases in the Netherlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: House of Fraser EBITDA tumbles to £1.1m
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …Andy Street stands down
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …launches single financial services brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …profits plunge 58%
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Hornbach sales rise 6.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Kingfisher like-for-likes grow 3.3% in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Topps Tiles expects revenues to reach £215m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Belgium: Makro and Media-Markt form concession partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Fnac to equip stores with virtual reality demos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Brighthouse's credit checks are hitting profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: BT unveils new concept store to inspire retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: HMV suffers an £8.8m pre-tax loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: GAME divests UK property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: The Entertainer pre-tax profits reach £8.1 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Belgium: Ikea plans online site and smaller stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: Casino and Conforama to make joint central purchasing agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sweden: Ikea global sales rise 7.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: DFS revenues rise 7.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: OKA Direct posts 12% sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: ScS delivers 14.8% rise in like-for-like orders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Cath Kidston taken over by Baring Asia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Dunelm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …delivers modest like-for-like growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales fall amid weak out-of-town footfall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: KitchenAid opens experience-led first UK shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Lakeland profits fall despite sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home Shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Europe: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches 'Handmade at Amazon' in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …launches Amazon Echo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Hello Fresh revenues double
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …Fashion launches first UK television campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …opens new distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: AO World signs for new London warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Boden profits slip in a "challenging" year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Boohoo revenues surge 40%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Made.com full-year sales surge 44%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Majestic Wine profits fall below expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Missguided
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …launches beauty range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …unveils new maternity range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Mr Porter launches shoppable Apple TV app
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ocado gross sales grow 15.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Health & Beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Spain: Sephora launches loyalty scheme in Spain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The Fragrance Shop sales up 9.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Card Factory delivers 'solid set of results'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Paperchase prepares for £150m flotation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Ryman acquires London Graphic Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: The Works full-year sales rise 9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Typo debuts in the UK, as Smiggle expands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports and Leisure Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: JD Sports revenues surge as international expansion continues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Sports Direct issues third profit warning this year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Florists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Interflora extends delivery options
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Pet products retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Pets at Home appoints new CFO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shopping Locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Network Rail retail sales rise 4.1% like-for-like
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: New West End Company reports boost in overseas spending
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Westfield set for successful 'Golden Week'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: BRC warns of need for consumer-first Brexit strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Cash payments fall 5% in 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Food prices fall by record 1.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: MasterCard launches 'selfie' payment verification
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Planned investment in the convenience sector falls to lowest level
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Retail footfall rises 0.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Retail sales grow by 3.8% in August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Clothing Retailing – Europe – October 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Zalando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • What we think
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Complementing the high street leaders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Brand focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Company background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Figure 6: Zalando: Group financial performance, 2011-15
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Retail offering

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        European Retail Briefing - October 2016

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