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European Retail Briefing - September 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

    • Convenience store innovation in Germany
      • New fascia
        • Structure of the market
          • Figure 1: Leading discounters’ aggregate share of grocery sector sales, 2008-10
        • Demographic trends and consumer attitudes
          • Figure 2: Germany: Total population, 2007-11
          • Figure 3: Germany: One-person households as percentage of all households, 2007-11
          • Figure 4: Germany: Cooking style, May 2012
        • And yet…
          • What we think
          • Headlines for the Month

            • Convenience stores
              • Grocers
                • Other food specialists
                  • Clothing retailing
                    • Footwear retailing
                      • Mixed goods retailing
                        • Multi-sector retailing
                          • Department stores
                            • Music and video goods retailing
                              • Electrical retailing
                                • Furniture retailing
                                  • Home shopping
                                    • Health and beauty retailing
                                      • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                        • Garden centres
                                          • Economy
                                          • Retail Sales Review

                                            • Key points
                                              • France
                                                • Figure 5: France: Retail Sales, 2011-12
                                              • Inflation
                                                • Figure 6: France: Inflation, 2011-12
                                              • Germany
                                                • Figure 7: Germany: Retail Sales trends, 2011-12
                                              • Inflation
                                                • Figure 8: Germany: Inflation, 2011-12
                                              • Italy
                                                • Figure 9: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                                              • Inflation
                                                • Figure 10: Italy: Inflation, 2011-12
                                              • Netherlands
                                                • Figure 11: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                                              • Inflation
                                                • Figure 12: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2011-12
                                              • Spain
                                                • Figure 13: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                                              • Inflation
                                                • Figure 14: Spain: Inflation 2011-12
                                              • UK
                                                • Figure 15: UK: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                                              • Inflation
                                                • Figure 16: UK: Inflation, 2011-12
                                            • News Analysis

                                              • Convenience stores
                                                • UK: Costcutter
                                                  • …reports 4% rise in sales in H1
                                                    • …appoints former head of Clintons as new CEO
                                                      • Spar to roll out second phase of S Budget range
                                                        • Grocers
                                                          • Belgium: Delhaize releases second quarter results
                                                            • France: Auchan Groupe reports growth
                                                              • France: Carrefour
                                                                • …reports 8.2% decline in profit in H1
                                                                  • …faces tough decisions
                                                                    • …to make redundancies as part of turnaround plan
                                                                      • Germany: Metro looks to sell Real grocery stores
                                                                        • UK: Asda
                                                                          • …announces small like-for-like sales rise
                                                                            • …launches baby site
                                                                              • …Asda and Sainsbury's see market growth
                                                                                • UK: Booths begins roll-out of new store format
                                                                                  • UK: Iceland appoints new international business director
                                                                                    • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                      • …launches new voucher scheme
                                                                                        • …sales figures expected to be down
                                                                                          • …reports 0.9% fall in like-for-likes
                                                                                            • …urges consistency in food labelling
                                                                                              • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                • …acquires eBook platform provider
                                                                                                  • …announces new food delivery offer
                                                                                                    • …sale and leaseback deal
                                                                                                      • …green light for new store and homes development
                                                                                                        • …launches in-store Disc-on-Demand service
                                                                                                          • …reveals improved food labelling
                                                                                                            • …secures planning consent for Norfolk store
                                                                                                              • UK: Waitrose set for growth
                                                                                                                • UK: Co-op profits tumble 16%
                                                                                                                  • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                    • France: Success for Warburtons in France
                                                                                                                      • UK: Julian Graves disappears from the high street
                                                                                                                        • UK: Hotel Chocolat to open more stores
                                                                                                                          • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                            • Europe: Van de Velde reports 8% fall in net profit
                                                                                                                              • France: Lancel appoints D&G director as new CEO
                                                                                                                                • UK: Jane Norman to close its London headquarters
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ann Summers launches interactive lingerie app
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Aquascutum hunts for new London flagship
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Arcadia to change sourcing strategy
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Armani Exchange to open in Wales
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Barnardo’s introduces high fashion charity store
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Bestseller to open four new Jack & Jones stores in the UK
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Blue Inc set for international expansion
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Burberry opens new Regent Street store
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Eileen Fisher plans to increase presence in UK
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Fat Face reports 7% increase in sales and steadying profits
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Fred Perry receives damages from Arcadia
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: H&M reports 2% rise in like-for-like sales
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Hackett to re-launch ecommerce platform
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: J Crew in process of securing first UK store
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Jack Wills appoints former marketing boss of Vodafone for new role
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Jacques Vert to merge Irisa HQ with London head office
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jaeger sales rise thanks to Better Capital
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: New Look restarts hunt for chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Primark reports 17% boost in sales
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Rampant Sporting goes up for sale
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Reiss launches revamped website
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Republic attracts premium menswear brands in upmarket repositioning move
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: River Island set to launch accessories range designed by bloggers
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Select to launch new label targeting mid-market
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: SuperGroup co-founder exits
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Original Factory Shop to add fashion and footwear to its online range
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Topman in search for new managing director
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Whistles buys back shares from Icelandic government
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: White Stuff
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …pre-tax profits fall 81%
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to launch new smart range
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Longchamp to open new store
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Switzerland: MBT parent rescued from administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Clarks to launch collection in Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Kurt Geiger to close stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Poundstretcher’s chief executive steps down after three months
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Poundworld takes store count to 200
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Wilkinson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …reports 62.6% fall in pre-tax profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …reveals new store format
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …asks staff to take voluntary drop in hours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Europe: Boxpark to open in Amsterdam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Matalan to invest in multichannel and ecommerce operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Westfield’s H1 net profit boosted to £534.4 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …poaches senior House of Fraser executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to sell wine and clothing with iPads
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …focuses on digital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …introduces contactless payment in London stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Europe: El Corte Inglés and AMS Sourcing unite
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ireland: Clerys may be acquired by Gordon Brothers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Russian Federation: Debenhams set to open new store in Russia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Allders to close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …expands footwear range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …reports boost in homeware and furniture sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …and M&S to open at new development in York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …announces further details for pop-up shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …given the go ahead for new Essex store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to open first flexible department store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: M&Co welcomed by House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to become "portable entertainment" specialist through partnerships with digital firms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to launch web-based in-store service, myhmv
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to open new format store with café and wi-fi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • France: Darty chairman to leave earlier than expected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Carphone Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …introduces mobile payments app
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …appoints new retail director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …increases Pixmania stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reports positive first quarter results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Everything Everywhere strikes deal with Mastercard for mobile payments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jessops appoints new Chief Operating Officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Bathstore to be transformed into omnichannel business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dwell focuses on multichannel offer with appointment of new director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Jysk to expand in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …2000+ jobs at new fulfilment centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …launches Amazon Local daily deals site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches Appstore in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to deliver parcels to corner shops and newsagents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: EBay reports 28.2% boost in sales volume
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Farfetch.com signs two new stores as part of strategic growth plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …announces plan to stimulate growth through price war
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …defends itself after analysts raise banking concerns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Play.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …generates £2 million sales through Facebook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to encourage consumer interaction with social media loyalty scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Social shopping expected to rise 44% by 2014
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Wiggle reports record week following British cycling success
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Celesio improves H1 results following revaluation of units
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Boots partners with Musgrave to launch new food offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Discount bookseller reports sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: WHSmith’s full-year results expected to be at top end of market expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: JD Sports to acquire OneTrueSaxon and dispose of Canterbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: JJB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …given two weeks to submit survival plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …shareholder Dick's writes off investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …up for sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …is eyed by Jon Moulton's Better Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …second largest shareholder reduces stake in the business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …founder eyes 40 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …founder raises concerns over retailer’s future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …Jon Moulton pulls out of the race to buy JJB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …more than ten companies in the running for JJB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sports Direct sales reports strong sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Next begins garden centre roll out
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Tesco’s Dobbies Garden Centres reports 22% sales boost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: The Entertainer reports 12.3% like-for-like sales boost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mothercare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …unveils new revamped store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …welcomes Jools Oliver’s Little Bird range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Europe: EU Labelling rules could put the brakes on UK exports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: German retail sales fall 0.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …urges business rates freeze for 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …e-crime is largest emerging threat to retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …Q2 footfall figures show further decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …Sunday trading reform losing momentum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …retail sales suffer during Olympics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Government to invest £5.5 million in high street revival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: ONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …inflation rises to 2.6% in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …July retail sales up 0.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …weak sales forecast despite encouraging June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: July sees highest online growth of 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Small stores call for supermarket tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Store total falls for first time in over a decade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Government called on to change current pricing laws
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Vacancy rates rise to 14.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Use of Contactless Payment technology is gaining momentum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Luxury Goods Retailing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Richemont
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 17: Richemont: Share of global luxury goods market, 2007-11
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Background
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Company performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 18: Richemont: Group financial performance, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 19: Richemont: Percentage of group revenues from retail operations, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 20: Richemont: Contribution to group revenues, by region, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 21: Richemont: Revenues, by region, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 22: Richemont: Year-on-year growth in revenues for hard-luxury and soft-luxury goods, 2009/10-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 23: Richemont: Revenues, by product category, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 24: Richemont: Financial performance, by operating segment, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Figure 25: Richemont: Outlet numbers, 2007/08-2011/12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • E-commerce and social networks

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Allders Croydon Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ann Summers Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Aquila Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Association of Convenience Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Auchan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Auchan Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bank of Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Barclaycard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Barnardo's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bathstore.com Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bestseller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Biba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Blinkbox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • British Olympic Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • C&J Clark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carrefour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carrefour Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • CBRE | Melody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Celesio Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cheltenham & Gloucester plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Citizens Advice Bureau
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Costa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Costcutter Supermarkets Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • CVC Capital Partners Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Debenhams (UK and Republic of Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Decathlon Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Delhaize America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Delhaize Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Department of Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dicks Sporting Goods Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dobbies Garden Centres plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DocMorris (Sweden)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dolce & Gabbana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • EH Booth & Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • El Corte Inglés (Food)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Everything Everywhere Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fat Face Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fenwick Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fred Perry Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • GE Consumer & Industrial
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Giorgio Armani S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Groupon, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hackett Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Invesco Perpetual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ITV plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • J. Crew Group, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jack Wills Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jacques Vert Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jane Norman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JD Sports - Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JJB Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jones Apparel Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Julian Graves Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jysk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kaufhof
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kurt Geiger Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • La Senza Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lions Rampant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Longchamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • MasterCard UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Musgrave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • NBTY (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • ODL Securities Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Peacock Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pentland Group PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Phelps Group (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Poundstretcher Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Poundworld Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Rakuten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Reiss Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Republic Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richemont Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • River Island Clothing Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Select (Retail) Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports Direct UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sportsworld Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Streamline Foods Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Terra Firma Capital Partners Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tesco (Japan)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Carphone Warehouse Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Entertainer (Amersham) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Officers Club Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Original Factory Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Works Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Topman old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Twitter, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UBS Financial Services Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Universal Music Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Visa Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Vodafone Group Plc (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • We7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Whistles Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Whitbread PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • White Stuff Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wigan Athletic Football Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wiggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wilkinson Hardware Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wolseley plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wyevale Garden Centres

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    European Retail Briefing - September 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    £295.00 (Excl.Tax)