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UK Retail Briefing - April 2011

UK Retail Briefing is a monthly briefing providing news and analysis that includes company results, store openings, cross-border moves, M & A activities, executive changes and property developments. Additionally each month, UK Retail Briefing focuses on a key issue or specific UK retail sector. The month's retail news is then analysed sector by sector, making this an invaluable resource for all with an interest in the UK retail industry.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • There are bad times just around the corner
      • 2011 – a year to forget
        • The lessons
        • Headlines for the Month

          • Food retailers
            • Off licences
              • Clothing retailers
                • Multi-sector retailing
                  • Department stores
                    • Mixed goods
                      • DIY
                        • Miscellaneous specialists
                          • Electricals
                            • Furniture retailing
                              • Home shopping
                                • Health and beauty
                                  • Books and stationery
                                    • Sports and leisure goods
                                      • Jewellers
                                        • Economy
                                        • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                                          • Key points
                                            • Retail sales trends
                                              • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                                            • So is there a slowdown? – evidence from the BRC
                                              • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2009-11
                                            • John Lewis
                                              • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2010-11
                                            • Inflation and wages
                                              • Figure 4: RPI vs Average weekly earnings growth, 2005-11
                                            • Inflation remains uncomfortably high
                                              • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for selected product groups, 2010-11
                                            • Looking forward
                                            • Sector Focus – Mixed Goods

                                                • Sector relatives
                                                  • Figure 6: Mixed goods retailers’ share of all retail sales, 2001-10
                                                • Retail sales data
                                                  • Figure 7: Mixed goods retailers, sales trends, 2005-10
                                                  • Figure 8: Retail sales: Year-on-year % change, Jan 2010- Feb 2011
                                                • Consumer prices inflation
                                                  • Figure 9: Consumer prices inflation for selected categories, Jan 2010- March 2011
                                                • Consumer expenditure
                                                  • Figure 10: Consumer expenditure on selected product categories, 2006-10
                                                • Leading retailers
                                                    • Figure 11: Mixed goods retailers: Leading operators, 2009/10
                                                • News Analysis

                                                  • Grocers
                                                    • Asda receives the all-clear for Netto takeover
                                                      • Co-op
                                                        • …partners beforeIshop as online coupon provider
                                                          • …profits rise despite like-for-like dip
                                                            • Food retailers back Government healthy living pledge
                                                              • Lidl posts FY results, with sales up 4%
                                                                • Midcounties Co-operative profits up 35%
                                                                  • Morrisons
                                                                    • …annual profit up
                                                                      • …buys 10% stake in FreshDirect
                                                                        • Sainsbury's
                                                                          • …cocktail bay sees spirit sales lift
                                                                            • …sees continued growth in Q4 2011
                                                                              • Spar companies A.F. Blackmore and Capper merge
                                                                                • Supermarkets to collect plastic packaging on-site
                                                                                  • Tesco
                                                                                    • …enters used car market
                                                                                      • …forced to offer refunds after price checker failure
                                                                                        • …acquisition of Mills Group given go ahead
                                                                                          • Food specialists
                                                                                            • Greggs sees another good year
                                                                                              • Off-licences
                                                                                                • Oddbins
                                                                                                  • …applies for administration
                                                                                                    • …in administration
                                                                                                      • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                        • All Saints close to sale deal
                                                                                                          • Ann Summers hit by rising product costs
                                                                                                            • Arcadia to cut over 100 Irish jobs over rental rates
                                                                                                              • Boux Avenue store opens
                                                                                                                • Burberry to boost brand with 'statement stores'
                                                                                                                  • Freemans chasing £40m in sales from new plus-size site
                                                                                                                    • French Connection posts pre-tax profit of £7.3m
                                                                                                                      • Gap
                                                                                                                        • …to develop jewellery range as part of strategy shift
                                                                                                                          • …UK portfolio to see 'minimal closures'
                                                                                                                            • H&M UK sales up 14%
                                                                                                                              • Henley retail arm in administration
                                                                                                                                • Hermes to sell its Jean-Paul Gaultier stake
                                                                                                                                  • Inditex
                                                                                                                                    • …EBITDA rises 25% in 2010
                                                                                                                                      • …to push lesser known brands in UK
                                                                                                                                        • Jaeger expands delivery to seven further countries
                                                                                                                                          • Moss Bros narrows pre-tax losses
                                                                                                                                            • Mulberry profits to "exceed expectations"
                                                                                                                                              • New Look
                                                                                                                                                • …chief exec Carl McPhail resigns
                                                                                                                                                  • …launches mobile shopping site
                                                                                                                                                    • Next
                                                                                                                                                      • …drops womenswear prices by 7%
                                                                                                                                                        • …posts profit rise but warns of retail landscape
                                                                                                                                                          • Officers Club on brink of administration
                                                                                                                                                            • Peacocks considers sale of Bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                              • Reiss to launch anniversary collection and push overseas expansion
                                                                                                                                                                • River Island's predecessor to be revived
                                                                                                                                                                  • SuperGroup chief operating officer steps down
                                                                                                                                                                    • Ted Baker pre-tax profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                      • TK Maxx to open Haymarket store despite faltering performance
                                                                                                                                                                        • Tommy Hilfiger helps PVH beat expectations
                                                                                                                                                                          • Urban Outfitters posts lacklustre Q4 results
                                                                                                                                                                            • White Stuff set for sale or flotation
                                                                                                                                                                              • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                • Schuh launches an iPhone app
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                    • HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …considers offers for Waterstone's
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …issues another profit warning
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home Retail Group lowers profit forecast
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Laura Ashley celebrates record profits
                                                                                                                                                                                              • M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …unveils bricks and clicks launch in France
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …general merchandise sales drop
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to help recycle 500,000 clothes in one day
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Beales set to buy Co-op department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …first half profits set to beat last year's
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reaches £1m sales through iPhone app
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Harvey Nichols to trial new format as profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • House of Fraser scouting for small click-and-collect stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …bond fully subscribed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …first foray into Australia and the US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Liberty is to revamp beauty hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • TJ Hughes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …loses credit insurance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …sold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mixed goods retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Alworths goes into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Argos to launch TV shopping channel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 99p Stores mulls sale as advisors appointed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Focus wins deal to keep monthly rents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kingfisher enjoys strong growth across main divisions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Topps Tiles like-for-likes up 1.8% in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Allied Carpets sold by Hilco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carpetright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …shuts Irish branches as sales drop over 50%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …warns on profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …launches 240 autocentres across the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …Q4 retail like-for-likes down 6.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mothercare struggles in UK, but internationally strong
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sunglass Hut sees promotions hit profit margins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bennets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …collapses into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …bought out of administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Best Buy sees Q4 sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dixons warns on profits after poor trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jessops to open new store format in Birmingham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Phones4U
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sold to BC Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to double store openings in 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ryness lighting specialist up for sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bathstore sale talks on verge of collapse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • DFS half year EBITDA flat with sales rising 1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Easy Living furniture chain collapses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • SCS set to forge ahead with new stores despite trading slowdown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • World of Sofas bought in pre-pack deal by management
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Retail websites now reach 75% of European internet audience each month
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • BeCheeky.com on verge of liquidation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Flying Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …forecasts better profits in 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees profits fall due to poor weather conditions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ocado appoints Belsham to lead non-food team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alliance Boots boss Andy Hornby to step down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lush sales boosted by new European stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Perfume Shop develops new 'accessible luxury' campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shanghai Pharmaceuticals considering buying stake in Celesio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Superdrug
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …concept store to open this week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches new shopfit as part of 'take another look' strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Blackwell halves full-year losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Clinton Cards sees first half profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Foyles acquires Grant & Cutler book store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WHSmith launches legal service in store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • American Golf owner starts £80m sale talks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DW Sports joins buying group Intersport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Go Outdoors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …launches superstore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to sell stake to private equity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JD Sports Fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …puts end to talks with JJB Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …rescues Fenchurch from administration - but axes all staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • JJB Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …has CVA approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sales down as it reports revised business plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to improve 'retail basics' with £65m fundraising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aurum Jewellery Group put up for sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Signet UK like-for-likes fall 1.4% in 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hawkin's Bazaar aims to double store count
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • BRC and Google to produce Online Retail Monitor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • CPI annual inflation rose to 4.4% in February 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Discounters the winners as grocery growth slows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Food inflation drops as grocers increase promotions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Govt to introduce plain packaging for cigarettes and ban on retail displays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ONS shows volume and value up for February
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retail sales growth picks up but underlying trend remains subdued
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Scottish non-food sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shopping centre development at lowest level for 16 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Study shows manufacturers are increasing their online presence

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • A. S. Watson (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alexander McQueen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Allied Floors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • American Golf Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Anglia Regional Co-operative Society Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ann Summers Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Apax Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Association of Convenience Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aurum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • B&Q Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bank of Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Barclays Global Investors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bathstore.com Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • BC Partners Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Beale Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • BeCheeky
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bennetts (Retail) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bershka France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Best Buy Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Biba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Birthdays Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Blackwell UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Brico Depôt (France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Burger King Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Calvin Klein, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Capper & Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Caprice Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carolina Herrera New York
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Castorama (Russia)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • CCC Outdoors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Competition Commission
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Confederation of British Industry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dalziel & Pow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Debenhams Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Department of Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • DFS Furniture Holdings Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dorothy Perkins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electra Partners Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Evans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Farmfoods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fenchurch International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • First Quench Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Flying Brands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Focus Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Freemans Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gap Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Goldsmiths Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gossard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hawkin's Bazaar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HBOS plc (Halifax Bank of Scotland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Henleys Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hermes (GB) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HM Revenue & Customs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HMV Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hughes Electrical Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Inditex UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Intersport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • J Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jean Paul Gaultier SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • KFC Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • La Senza Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lakeside Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Land of Leather Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Landsbanki Islands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Liberty Retail PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LK Bennett Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • London Stock Exchange plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lush Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Luxottica Group S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mappin & Webb Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • McDonald's Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Meadowhall Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Midcounties Co-operative Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mills Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Miss Selfridge Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mitchells & Butlers Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Morgan Stanley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nokia Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Oddbins Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Office of Fair Trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Omega Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • One Stop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Otto Group (Multichannel Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • OXFAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Past Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Peacock Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Peacocks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Permira Advisers Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Phones 4U Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pizza Hut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Playtex Apparel Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PPR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Puig Beauty & Fashion Group, S.L.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pull & Bear UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ralph Lauren Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Reiss Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • River Island Clothing Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ryness Electrical Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Screwfix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ScS Upholstery Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Select Service Partner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sofas UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Spar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Stella McCartney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sunglass Hut
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • TAG Heuer International SA 
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Officers Club Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The TJX Companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • TJ Hughes Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tommy Hilfiger Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Topman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Topps Tiles Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Topshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Town Centre Securities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Trafford Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Unwins Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • W&G Foyle Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Waitrose Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wallis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Watches of Switzerland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Waterstones Booksellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • White Stuff Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Whittard of Chelsea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wolseley plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Woolworths

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UK Retail Briefing - April 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        £295.00 (Excl.Tax)