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European Retail Briefing - September 2014

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

An analyst comment looking at how reward schemes can drive retail App uptake.

In this report we include:

  • An overview of the the latest European retail sales data across the five Major European economies.
  • A profile of Prada Group. This is taken from our recently published Luxury Goods Retailing - Global report.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news analysis across Europe.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Kingfisher launches Screwfix in Germany
      • Understanding the specialists sector in Germany
        • How Screwfix will sit in this market
          • Online in the German DIY market
            • What we think
            • European Retail Sales

              • Key points
                • Retail sales
                  • Figure 1: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales value growth, 2013-14
                  • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales volume growth, 2013-14
                • Inflation
                  • Figure 3: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2013-14
                  • Figure 4: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2013-14
              • Headlines for the Month

                • Grocers
                  • Clothing retailing
                    • Department stores
                      • DIY retailing
                        • Furniture retailing
                          • Home shopping
                            • Toys and games retailing
                            • News Analysis – Food

                              • Co-ops
                                • UK: Co-op
                                  • …members overwhelmingly back governance reforms
                                    • …sales fall 3.8% in first half
                                      • Convenience Stores
                                        • UK: McColl’s sales grow 4.3% in Q3
                                          • UK: Nisa CEO leaves business
                                            • UK: One Stop installs beacon technology in stores
                                              • Grocers
                                                • Denmark: World's first free supermarket opens in Copenhagen
                                                  • France: Auchan sales rise 16.1% in first half
                                                    • Germany: Lidl launches health and beauty items online
                                                      • Germany: Metro to divest from Booker
                                                        • Netherlands: Ahold sales fall 4.1% in Q2
                                                          • Netherlands: Jumbo sales grow 26% in first half
                                                            • Netherlands: Lidl to open new store concept in the Netherlands
                                                              • Netherlands: Makro to suffer staff layoffs
                                                                • UK: Aldi removes confectionery from checkout areas
                                                                  • UK: Asda
                                                                    • …like-for-like sales grow 0.5% in Q2
                                                                      • …invests in click-and-collect pods
                                                                        • …George to launch first plus-size range
                                                                          • UK: Iceland Foods completes refinancing deal
                                                                            • UK: Lidl
                                                                              • …launches first UK brand campaign
                                                                                • …to launch cut-price fashion range
                                                                                  • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                    • …extends store opening hours
                                                                                      • …opens first commuter store
                                                                                        • UK: Ocado to trial click-and-collect
                                                                                          • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                            • …launches Tu online
                                                                                              • …launches 10th anniversary Tu collection
                                                                                                • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                  • …cancels plans for smartphone
                                                                                                    • …issues profit warning
                                                                                                      • …Harris + Hoole to close six stores
                                                                                                        • …to launch sandwich shop
                                                                                                          • …launches click and collect lockers
                                                                                                            • …major investor reduces stake
                                                                                                              • …to host Virgin Holidays concessions
                                                                                                                • UK: Waitrose opens railway station outlet
                                                                                                                  • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                    • UK: Thorntons profits grow 60.4%
                                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                                        • France: French MPs draft compulsory charitable food donation bill
                                                                                                                          • UK: Asda and Waitrose gain market share
                                                                                                                            • UK: Retail sales grow 2.7% in August
                                                                                                                              • UK: Retail sales fall 0.3% in July
                                                                                                                                • UK: Retail sales grow 2.6% in July
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Shop prices continue to fall in August
                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Non Food

                                                                                                                                    • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                      • Belgium: Macintosh to offload Scapino
                                                                                                                                        • Europe: Van de Velde sales rise 10.3%
                                                                                                                                          • France: Etam profits grow 26.1% in the first half of the year
                                                                                                                                            • France: New Look confirms the sale of Mim
                                                                                                                                              • Spain: Desigual profits grow 48% first half of 2014.
                                                                                                                                                • Spain: Inditex to launch Lefties online
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Abercrombie & Fitch to open first kidswear store
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Barbour appoints new global e-commerce chief
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Element to open its first UK standalone store
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: French Connection opens pop-up convenience store
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: H&M's mega fashion 2014 Xmas campaign
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Lands’ End debuts House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: All La Senza stores to close
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Lindex to open its first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Lipsy launches sports line
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: New Look sales grow 8.1% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Stradivarius opens its doors in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: SuperGroup like-for-like sales fall 3.7% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Vivienne Westwood sales drop 2%
                                                                                                                                                                            • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Dr Martens appoints new CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Germany: Karstadt
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …acquired by Signa
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …interim CEO leaves company
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Spain: El Corte Inglés sales fall 1.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …trials mannequin beacons
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …£480m acquisition formally completed
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …makes CollectPlus deliveries available nationwide
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …trials in-store opticians
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Menarys enters CVA with creditors
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to expand own-label selection
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …opens in-store cinema
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Europe: Kingfisher sales grow 0.9% in the first half of the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ireland: Woodie's performance boosts Grafton's sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Netherlands: DGN Retail close to being taken over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Homebase shareholder vetoes sell off
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Lords of Notting Hill adds cookshop to its portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Screwfix to open 50 new stores in 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Wickes hires Fit Flop ecommerce boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Garden products retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Terra Firma considering Wyevale sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Books and stationary retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: WH Smith announce result ‘in-line with market expectations’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: The Works owners consider sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Europe: Newegg expands European operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …explores IPO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …revenue grows 3.7% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dixons Carphone announce results of a ‘good start’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Maplin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sales rise but profits slump
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …brings in Poundland chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Phone 4u
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …seeks 100 new stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …future in doubt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …loses Vodafone contract
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Music, film and video games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Game Digital posts solid sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Croatia: Ikea opens its first Croatian store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Ikea announces 10 new stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Ikea launches lifetime returns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Furniture Village secures £6m investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Ikea scales back new store plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • France: 3 Suisses outlines turnaround plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Achica attracts hedgefund investor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …CFO to retire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to launch the Amazon Fire TV in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Asos warehouse fire continues to cause disruptions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Boden sales rise 5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: JD Williams to launch TV campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Kiddicare losses widen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: My-Wardrobe future in doubt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Net-a-Porter sales grow 23%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Shop Direct to launch transactional apps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Zalando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …confirms IPO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …launches flash sales site in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sales grow 24.9% in Q2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Marc Jacobs to open ‘tweet shop’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Savers sales grow 15%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Sports Direct sales grow 12.2% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Russian Federation: Hamleys reveals plans for Europe’s largest toy store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Toys R Us sales fall 7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Belgium: CDiscount expands to Belgium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Netherlands: Hema to open in-store travel agents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Laura Ashley sales and profits rise in the first half of the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Marks and Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …launches unified marketing campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …opens first standalone back to school store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to launch first range of frozen ready meals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …chairman drafted in by Maplin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …scraps Poundshop.com partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: TK Maxx plans 18 store expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Wilko sales dip 4.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: 99p Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …launches 99p a week broadband internet service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to offer hot drinks and bakery goods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shopping destinations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Europe’s first Asian shopping centre to open in London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Heathrow launches first airport based personal shopping lounge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Land Securities announces two new click-and-collect hubs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mamas & Papas hire former Aurora Fashions chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Groupon launches new website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Miscellaneous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Elliot Review ‘concerned’ over retailers procurement policies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Royal Mail to trial Sunday deliveries this weekend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: French MPs draft compulsory charitable food donation bill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Asda and Waitrose gain market share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Retail sales grow 2.7% in August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Retail sales fall 0.3% in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Retail sales grow 2.6% in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Shop prices continue to fall in August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • European Retail Handbook 2014/15: Retailing in Sweden

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Swedish retail scene
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sweden in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Population
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 5: Sweden: Population trends, 2009-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 6: Sweden: Population, by age group and gender, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 7: Sweden: Households, by size, 2012-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 8: Sweden: Population, by county, 2009-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 9: Sweden: Gross domestic product, 2003-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 10: Sweden: Consumer prices inflation, % change on previous year, 2009-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 11: Sweden: Consumer expenditure (incl. VAT), 2003-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Figure 12: Sweden: Breakdown of consumer spending, by detailed category (incl. VAT), 2009-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Swedish retailing in figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 13: Sweden: Retail sales (excl. VAT), 2009-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 14: Sweden: Breakdown of retail sales (excl. VAT), 2009-14
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Enterprises, outlets and employment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 15: Sweden: Retail businesses, by sector, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 16: Sweden: Retail employment, by sector, 2008-12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • E-commerce in Sweden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 17: Sweden: Household internet access, 2005 and 2009-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 18: Sweden: Online purchases – Percentage of all individuals, 2009-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Food retailing in Sweden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 19: Sweden: Leading food retailers, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Non-food retailing in Sweden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mixed goods and department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 20: Sweden: Leading department stores and mixed-goods retailers, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Clothing and footwear specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 21: Sweden: Leading clothing and footwear specialists, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • DIY specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 22: Sweden: Leading DIY specialists, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Furniture specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 23: Sweden: Leading furniture retailers, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Electricals specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 24: Sweden: Leading electrical goods specialists, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Health and beauty specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 25: Sweden: Leading health and beauty specialists, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 26: Sweden: Major cultural, leisure and other specialists, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Online and other home-shopping retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 27: Sweden: Leading home-shopping retailers, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Contacts and sources

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 3 Suisses Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • A.S.Watson Western Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Abercrombie & Fitch UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • achica
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Adams Childrenswear Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ahold Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ahold Netherlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Albert Heijn (fascia) Netherlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Albert Heijn Netherlands (Ahold)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Aldi Stores Ltd (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • B&Q (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bargain Booze Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Bathstore.com Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • BC Partners Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Boden UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Booker Cash & Carry Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Brico Depôt (France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Castorama (Russia)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Cdiscount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • El Corte Inglés
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Food Standards Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Furniture Village Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Grafton Merchanting GB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Groupon, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hamleys of London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • IPC Media Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • JPMorgan Chase & Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jumbo Group Holding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jumbo Supermarkten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Karstadt Premium Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • La Senza Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lindex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lipsy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Luxottica Group S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mamas & Papas Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • McColl's (convenience stores)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • mmO2 plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Montagu Private Equity Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Morrisons M Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Net-A-Porter Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Netflix, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • O2 / Telefonica UK (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • One Stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Phones 4U Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Poundworld Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Primark/Penneys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • R Barbour & Sons Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rigby & Peller Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rutland Fund Management Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Savers Health and Beauty Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Schuh (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Schwarz Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Screwfix UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Spotify AB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Stockmann Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tesco Express (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • TJX International (TK Maxx Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toys R Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • USC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vivienne Westwood Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Vodafone Group Plc (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wickes Building Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wilkinson Hardware Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wyevale Garden Centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Zalando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Zalando - DACH region

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                European Retail Briefing - September 2014

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                £295.00 (Excl.Tax)