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European Retail Briefing - September 2013

The European retail briefing provides commentary, data and news analysis from across Europe ensuring that you keep in contact with the latest retail news.

In this report we include:

  • An analyst comment about the importance of keeping the store estate fresh.
  • An overview of the the latest European retail sales data across the five Major European economies
  • A profile of luxury house Prada.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news analysis across Europe

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Refurbishing the store estate
      • Carrefour
        • New stores are not enough
          • Keeping track of the customer base
            • Leclerc
              • Customers becoming more demanding
              • European Retail Sales

                • Key points
                  • Retail sales
                    • Figure 1: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales value growth, 2012-13
                    • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2012-13
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 3: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2012-13
                    • Figure 4: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2012-13
                • Luxury Goods Retailing

                    • Prada Group
                      • What we think
                        • Prada brand soars in 2012 – but the group sees a slowing trend
                          • Asian growth proves volatile
                            • Increasingly focused on Prada brand and leather goods
                              • The Prada brand is popular among mid-market shoppers
                                • Intellectual property strategy
                                  • A recent convert to e-commerce
                                    • Company background
                                      • Company performance
                                        • Figure 5: Prada: Group financial performance, 2008/09-2012/13
                                        • Figure 6: Prada: Group net revenue breakdown, by channel, 2009/10-2012/13
                                        • Figure 7: Prada: Group net revenue breakdown, by region, 2009/10-2012/13
                                      • Customer profile
                                          • Figure 8: UK: Brand profile, by gender, age, and socio-economic group, May 2013
                                        • e-commerce and social media
                                        • Headlines for the Month

                                          • Grocers
                                            • Clothing retailing
                                              • Department stores
                                                • DIY retailing
                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                    • Home shopping
                                                      • Health and beauty retailing
                                                      • News Analysis

                                                        • Co-ops
                                                          • UK: Co-op
                                                            • …sees fall in first half profits
                                                              • …to launch online grocery website
                                                                • Convenience stores
                                                                  • UK: Waitrose adds 10 convenience stores to London portfolio
                                                                    • Grocers
                                                                      • Austria: Lidl Austria appoints new managing director
                                                                        • Belgium: Delhaize Group hires new CEO
                                                                          • Europe: Ahold
                                                                            • …appoints new chief human resources officer
                                                                              • …profits top estimates
                                                                                • France: Auchan first-half sales rise
                                                                                  • France: Carrefour releases first half results
                                                                                    • France: Leclerc
                                                                                      • …abandons Coopernic
                                                                                        • …begins selling optical products
                                                                                          • Germany: Edeka South - West appoints new managing director
                                                                                            • Russian Federation: Dixy sees July sales rise 21%
                                                                                              • Russian Federation: Magnit sees growth in Europe
                                                                                                • UK: Asda
                                                                                                  • …drops Saatchi & Saatchi
                                                                                                    • …funds a retail degree for staff
                                                                                                      • …hires VCCP for its advertising
                                                                                                        • …offers online delivery pass to challenge rivals
                                                                                                          • …records slow sales growth
                                                                                                            • …store vision to rival Tesco Watford
                                                                                                              • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                                                • …and Argos sign up to personal marketing service
                                                                                                                  • …unveils Nutmeg TV ad
                                                                                                                    • UK: Sainsbury’s outpaces big four rivals
                                                                                                                      • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                                        • …and Next hit back at claims made about their labour sources
                                                                                                                          • …criticised by ASA over advert
                                                                                                                            • …ditches store as it listens to locals
                                                                                                                              • …to introduce till cash monitoring system
                                                                                                                                • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                                                  • …buys The Good Food Guide
                                                                                                                                    • …proposes using GPS tracking for click-and-collect
                                                                                                                                      • …to help young offenders
                                                                                                                                        • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Harris + Hoole takes former Jessops sites
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Countrywide eyes AIM listing as profits rise
                                                                                                                                              • Off-licences
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Conviviality Retail acquires Wine Rack
                                                                                                                                                  • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                                    • Europe: Stradivarius launches online store
                                                                                                                                                      • France: Esprit posts first annual loss
                                                                                                                                                        • France: Hermes sees rise in first-half profit
                                                                                                                                                          • Lithuania: H&M opens first store in Lithuania
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Abercrombie & Fitch sales fall
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Government demands use of plus size mannequins
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Hanro signs for first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jane Norman to close Oxford Street store
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Matalan to launch new sports fascia
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: McQueen sales high after royal dress success
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: New Look sees profits surge as like-for-like sales edge up
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Peacocks to sell kids clothing in garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Primark
                                                                                                                                                                              • …owner raises profit expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                • …to end online trial
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: River Island returns to Singapore
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Six retailers to open stores in Canary Wharf’s Jubilee palace
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: SuperGroup's positive sales reflect “enduring appeal”
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Taking Shape to enter UK market
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: TK Maxx to open new store in Covent Garden
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Topshop to expand U.S. presence
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Uniqlo launches children’s clothing range
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Victoria’s Secret set to open Bluewater store
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: LK Bennett owners consider sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mixed goods retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: B&M rewards buyers’ faith
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Home Retail sees departure of Terry Duddy
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …hires store environment chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …hit by glitches at distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …increases its efforts to solve IT glitches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …loses customer insight boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …trials new accessories department
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …launches new ‘leading ladies’ campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Netherlands: Bijenkorf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …shuts five stores leaving Primark to benefit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to restructure estate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Spain: El Corte Inglés
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …offers Click & Car service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sees profits drop 18%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …adds two new designers to roster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …ups marketing activity with use of augmented reality
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: House of Fraser trials virtual queue system
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …insurance business part of new advertising campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to pay out £40 million to underpaid staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …labels electricity costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales up by 6.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to launch upmarket in-store restaurant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …views an opening in Westfield London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Praktiker to be broken up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: B&Q makes 180 redundancies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Homebase launches first co-buying initiative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Kingfisher hires Marks & Spencer’s Plan A director to lead Net Positive Plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ireland: Carphone Warehouse and Harvey Norman in partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: BrightHouse launches new payment model
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Comet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to be re-launched under new name
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …Clive Coombes backtracks on Comet re-launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …former owner recoups £54 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …new Comet brand investigated by Deloitte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Dixons to sell off French and Turkish business arms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Dreams hires new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dwell’s creditors to receive no payout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Furniture retailers investigated by OFT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Jysk takes three former Dreams stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The Range to open 5 new stores by 2016
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Brissi hires big names to its board
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Cath Kidston sees rise in full year profits of 13%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Germany: Asos investor Bestseller takes stake in rival company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Amazon increases mobile app presence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …hires new sourcing director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …signs contract for management of distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Boohoo.com eyes float
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Damartex aquires Coopers of Stortford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: DRL steps up flotation plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Figleaves.com to launch erotic boutique
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Game eyes growth in online video game market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Girl Meets Dress receives venture capital funding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Richard Desmond moves into contract publishing with Very magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Tesco to launch iPad-style tablet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Europe: Celesio sees profits surge by over 50%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Boots boss Alex Gourlay to move to Walgreens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Card Factory to refinance following attempted sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Staples launches back to school advertising campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: WHSmith full-year profits “in line with expectations"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Music retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …creditors to lose £250 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …hires new director for its Pure loyalty programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: JD Sports looking to expand its Pro performance fascia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Sports Direct to enter FTSE 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Pandora to open largest global store in Oxford Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: ModelZone to leave the high street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Go Outdoors sees rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: BRC releases retail sales figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Retailers could face business rates increases of £300 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Scottish sporting successes boost retail sales in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shop prices fall 0.5% due to discounting in stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: UK retail sales jump 1.1% in July

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Abercrombie & Fitch Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ackerman Mcqueen, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Adidas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Advertising Standards Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ahold Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alexander McQueen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Amazon UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • AO World Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ASICS America Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ASOS (UK retail sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Auchan (Fr)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • B&M Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • B&Q (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Banana Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Barclaycard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bargain Booze Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bensons Bed Centres Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bestseller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bimba & Lola
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Blinkbox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Boohoo.com plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Canon (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Canon Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carpetright UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carrefour
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cath Kidston Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Celesio Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Chanel Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Charterhouse Capital Partners LLP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cinven Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Colruyt (fascia) Belgium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ComparetheMarket.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Conad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Coop Schweiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Daily Express
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Damartex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • de Bijenkorf
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Delhaize Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DFS Furniture Holdings Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dixy Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dreams Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • E Leclerc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Edeka Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • El Corte Inglés
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • El Corte Inglés (Food)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Esprit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figleaves Global Trading Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Furniture Village Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gamestation Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • GE Consumer Finance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Giraffe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Go Outdoors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Halifax Mortgage Services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Harvey Norman (Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Harveys Furnishing Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HBOS plc (Halifax Bank of Scotland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hermes (GB) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HM Revenue & Customs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HMV Media Group (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • IGN Entertainment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Inditex UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Intersport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jane Norman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JD Sports - Fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JD Sports - Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JP Morgan Fleming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JWT London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jysk (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Limited Brands Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Little Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • LK Bennett Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lloyds Pharmacy (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Magnit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marks & Spencer (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marks & Spencer (UK) clothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • MasterCard UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Max Bahr
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • McArthurGlen UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Media Markt/Saturn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Millets Farm Garden Centre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ModelZone Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Morrisons M Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nordstrom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Northern & Shell plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • O2 / Telefonica UK (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Office of Fair Trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pandora Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Peacocks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Praktiker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Publicis Groupe S.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Reebok International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rewe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • River Island Clothing Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Saatchi & Saatchi (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Schuh Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Schwarz Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ScS Upholstery Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sony (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Staples UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Stop & Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Subway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SVG Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Body Shop - Retail Sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Carphone Warehouse International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Carphone Warehouse Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Good Food Guide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The White Company Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • TJX International (TK Maxx Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topman old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Unilever Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Uniqlo UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Urban Outfitters UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Vallance Carruthers Coleman Priest Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Victoria's Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Visa Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Walgreen Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • X5 Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Zalando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Zara Estonia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Zara Home (Greece)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              European Retail Briefing - September 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              £295.00 (Excl.Tax)