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European Retail Briefing - September 2017

This month's European Retail Briefing includes:

  • Analyst Comment on Carrefour expanding its food on the go format Bon App!
  • An overview of the latest European Retail sales 
  • Highlights of the latest Retail trend observations across Europe.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news across Europe

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  1. Analyst Comment – Carrefour to expand its on the go food format, Bon App!

      • What we’ve seen
        • A “snacking” format
          • Convenience stores a growth sector
            • Food-to-go a growth driver for c-stores
              • Figure 1: UK: Shopping missions regularly completed in convenience stores, February 2017
            • What it means
            • European Retail Sales

              • Key points
                • Retail sales
                    • Figure 2: Major European economies: year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2016-17
                    • Figure 3: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2016-17
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 4: Major European economies: all items CPI, 2016-17
                    • Figure 5: Major European economies: food price inflation, 2016-17
                • Innovation and Launch Activity

                  • Grocery collection for campers
                    • Coop launches insect burgers
                      • Drone delivery launched by AHA
                        • Geolocation delivery
                          • International: Walmart and Google launch voice-enabled delivery
                            • International: Amazon Instant pick-up points launched
                              • International: Uniqlo unveils clothing vending machines
                                • International: Amazon announces modular pick-up lockers for homes
                                • Headlines for the Month

                                  • Grocers
                                    • Clothing retailing
                                      • Footwear retailing
                                        • Multi-sector retailing
                                          • Department stores
                                            • Home shopping
                                              • Sport and leisure goods retailing
                                              • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                                • Convenience stores
                                                  • UK: McColl’s sales rise in Q3
                                                    • UK: Nisa in talks with Co-op after Sainsbury’s delays takeover deal
                                                      • Grocers
                                                        • Denmark: Dansk Supermarked lower prices of over 2,000 products at Føtex
                                                          • France: Auchan Holding reports sales increase
                                                            • France: Carrefour sees half year growth but issues profits warning
                                                              • Germany: Aldi Süd
                                                                • …to open service stations
                                                                  • …to start selling online video games
                                                                    • Germany: Lidl to debut fashion collaboration with Heidi Klum
                                                                      • Italy: Coop Alleanza to expand into pet products
                                                                        • Italy: Eurospin sees revenue grow
                                                                          • Netherlands: Jumbo
                                                                            • …sees sales rise in first half
                                                                              • Poland: Eurocash to buy rival Mila
                                                                                • Romania: Profi opens three new supermarkets
                                                                                  • UK: Aldi launches cut-price gluten free range
                                                                                    • UK: Asda
                                                                                      • …cuts almost 300 jobs in cost-saving drive
                                                                                        • …returns to sales growth after three years of decline
                                                                                          • UK: Morrisons focuses on British food
                                                                                            • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                              • …announces instore Argos click-and-collect service
                                                                                                • …teams up with NFL
                                                                                                  • …trials 30 minute click and collect
                                                                                                    • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                      • …rolls out vegetables for children
                                                                                                        • …to sell mini avocados in bid to fight food waste
                                                                                                        • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                                          • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                            • Belgium: Monki opens store in Antwerp
                                                                                                              • Spain: profits fall at Mango during 2016
                                                                                                                • UK: Arcadia Group pays £35m to BHS creditors
                                                                                                                  • UK: Basler UK enters administration
                                                                                                                    • UK: Lipsy to close website
                                                                                                                      • UK: M&Co to open 75 new stores
                                                                                                                        • UK: New Look
                                                                                                                          • …chief executive to step down
                                                                                                                            • …teams up with London Fashion Week
                                                                                                                              • …debt draws US investors
                                                                                                                                • UK: Oasis launch in-store virtual reality campaign
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Officine Générale to open debut UK store
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Reserved opens debut store in London
                                                                                                                                      • UK: TJX reports favourable Q2
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Urban Revivo hires Topshop’s former buyer for UK launch
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Zara opens UK baby wear store
                                                                                                                                            • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                              • Switzerland: luxury footwear brand Bally put up for sale
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Jimmy Choo experiences strong growth in first half of the year
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jones Bootmaker has closed nine stores
                                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Multi-sector

                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Metro Group sees sales increase in Q3
                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: Tedi announces plans for 150 new stores
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Halfords sees retail sales rise
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                            • …to distribute non-food surplus to charity scheme
                                                                                                                                                              • …to offload Hong Kong and Macau franchises
                                                                                                                                                                • …trials children’s footwear advice service
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Wilko to cut 3,900 jobs
                                                                                                                                                                    • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Galeries Lafayette acquires majority stake in La Redoute
                                                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Eve Sleep enters partnership with Karstadt
                                                                                                                                                                          • Spain: El Corte Inglés reports sales increase for 2016
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                              • …HQ cuts online jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                • …opens new sustainable store
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to allow customers to sleep overnight
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to launch tradesman service
                                                                                                                                                                                      • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: B&Q sees a fall in sales in Q2
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Bunnings sales rise whilst profits fall in debut UK year
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Wickes reports positive 2016
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Dixons Carphone revenue rises
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: DFS struggles in second half of 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Cath Kidston collaborates with Pinterest
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Laura Ashley sales and profits tumble
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Sonder Living expands into the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Home shopping

                                                                                                                                                                                                              • France: Place des Tendances launches own-brand fashion label
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Zalando reports strong revenue and profit growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Asos launches own-brand beauty range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Avenue 32 confirms closure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: BHS.com sees sales jump in Q2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Boden reported an increase in sales and profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Feelunique sales grow in annual results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Gear4music posts positive half year result
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Matchesfashion.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to be sold for £600 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sold to Apax Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Missguided launching standalone menswear website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Mr Porter opens ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Ocado available on Amazon Echo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: The Hut Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …acquires Australian beauty retailer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …adds to beauty offering with Glossybox acquisition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to acquire Espa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • News Analysis – Other Retail Sectors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Health & beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Fragrance Shop profit increases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: The Perfume Shop launches mobile store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Card Factory sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Typo and Smiggle increase footprint in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: WH Smith expects full year results to be in line with expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Belgium: AS Adventure acquires competitor McTrek
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • France: Decathlon to reopen in North America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …increase stake in Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …issues confident trading update
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Toys R Us profits surge whilst sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: GAME
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …and Maplin to launch partnership stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …sales up due to growth in Spanish market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …footfall for July decreases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …non-food deflation reaches four year low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …retail sales hold up in August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: ONS data shows a weak July

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