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UK Retail Briefing - August 2012

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

    • Walgreens and Boots
      • Merger or takeover?
        • Why?
          • Does it all make sense?
            • So – why the doubts?
              • And Boots?
                • Who benefits?
                • Headlines for the Month

                  • Grocers
                    • Clothing retailing
                      • Mixed goods retailers
                        • Multi-Sector retailing
                          • Miscellaneous specialists
                            • Department Stores
                              • DIY retailing
                                • Music and Video Goods retailing
                                  • Carpet and furniture retailing
                                    • Home Shopping
                                      • Health and beauty retailing
                                        • Book and stationery retailing
                                          • Sports and leisure Goods retailing
                                            • Jewellers
                                              • Economy
                                              • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                                                • Key points
                                                  • Retail sales trends
                                                    • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
                                                  • The BRC data for June
                                                    • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2010-12
                                                  • John Lewis
                                                    • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-Year Growth, 2011-12
                                                  • Inflation and wages
                                                    • Figure 4: RPI vs Average Weekly earnings growth, 2008-2012
                                                  • Inflation
                                                    • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2011-12
                                                  • Looking forward
                                                  • Sector Focus – Food Retailers

                                                      • Mintel’s Tracker
                                                        • Figure 6: Mintel Tracker survey: Agreement with statements on grocery shopping habits, Mar-Jun 2012
                                                        • Figure 7: Mintel Tracker survey: Agreement with statements on grocery shopping habits, by age/affluence, June 2012
                                                      • Retail sales and consumer spending
                                                        • Figure 8: Retail sales, 2007-12
                                                        • Figure 9: Food retailers’ sales as percentage of all retail sales (excl. fuel), 2007-12
                                                        • Figure 10: Consumer spending, 2007-12
                                                      • Inflation
                                                        • Figure 11: Consumer prices index: Year-on-year percentage change, June 2011 – June 2012
                                                        • Figure 12: Primary commodity prices: year-on-year percentage change, Q1 2011 – Q2 2012
                                                      • Leading retailers
                                                          • Figure 13: Leading ten grocery retailers, ranked by 2010/11 revenues, 2010/11 – 2011/12
                                                      • News Analysis

                                                        • Grocers
                                                          • Aldi to create 3,000 new jobs
                                                            • Asda
                                                              • …and Lidl increase pay to farmers after milk price protests
                                                                • …George opens first Guernsey store
                                                                  • …Income Tracker: Disposable income stabilises in June
                                                                    • …to launch financial services
                                                                      • Iceland
                                                                        • …and Farmfoods face milk price protests
                                                                          • …plans to launch online grocery site
                                                                            • …to roll-out Bonus Card and coupon initiative
                                                                              • Morrisons
                                                                                • …and Asda in milk price war
                                                                                  • …launches pop-up play parks
                                                                                    • Nisa sees record sales growth
                                                                                      • Sainsbury’s to introduce renewable energy solution to 100 stores
                                                                                        • Tesco
                                                                                          • …Bank adds mortgages to its offering
                                                                                            • …invests in premium coffee shop
                                                                                              • …launched virtual shopping wall at Gatwick Airport
                                                                                                • …opens Olympic pop-up shop
                                                                                                  • …superstore managing director to head Extra division
                                                                                                    • The Co-operative
                                                                                                      • …Group’s CEO to step down
                                                                                                        • …looks set for further acquisitions
                                                                                                          • …secures £950m refinancing deal
                                                                                                            • Other Food Specialists
                                                                                                              • Greggs' like-for-likes drop due to wet weather and store growth
                                                                                                                • Thorntons reports like-for-like rise in Q4
                                                                                                                  • Off-licences
                                                                                                                    • Bargain Booze to appoint new chief executive
                                                                                                                      • Oddbins launches campaign to oppose 'perverse' Olympic rules
                                                                                                                        • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                          • All Saints returns to profit and considers expansion trail
                                                                                                                            • Ann Summers sales up 78%
                                                                                                                              • Burberry
                                                                                                                                • …reports 11% revenue boost
                                                                                                                                  • …to end fragrance licence agreement with InterParfums
                                                                                                                                    • Ethel Austin
                                                                                                                                      • …bought out of administration by Liric
                                                                                                                                        • …falls into administration
                                                                                                                                          • Evans to open new store on Oxford Street
                                                                                                                                            • French Connection
                                                                                                                                              • …kidswear set for international expansion
                                                                                                                                                • …reports falling revenues and issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                                  • Jigsaw parent reports £10m loss
                                                                                                                                                    • Next reports strong online growth and ups profit target
                                                                                                                                                      • Primark
                                                                                                                                                        • …plans Milton Keynes flagship
                                                                                                                                                          • …sales rise despite bad weather
                                                                                                                                                            • Rag & Bone opens first London store
                                                                                                                                                              • Republic
                                                                                                                                                                • …attracts premium menswear brands in upmarket repositioning move
                                                                                                                                                                  • …launches three new womenswear brands amid major growth strategy
                                                                                                                                                                    • Stella McCartney to launch new childrenswear range
                                                                                                                                                                      • SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                        • …reports falling underlying profits
                                                                                                                                                                          • …to expand categories
                                                                                                                                                                            • Tom Ford to open first UK standalone store
                                                                                                                                                                              • Urban Outfitters to open in Trinity Leeds
                                                                                                                                                                                • Victoria's Secret delays UK launch
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Vivienne Westwood
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …returns to profit
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to open store in Wales
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mixed Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                          • 99p Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reports profit surge, but slowing growth
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to extend food offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wilkinson reveals new store format
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Poundland appoints Tesco director as chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Original Factory Shop reports rising EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wellchester to close down
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Multi-Sector Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Argos launches Habitat range
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …announces new Per Una head
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …confirms Bostock's departure and reports sales down in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …first bank to offer fee-only service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …introduces contactless payment in London stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …shares rise amid speculation of a takeover bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Miscellaneous Specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …chief executive resigns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to offer practical driving tests in Government tie up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hobbycraft looks to improve multichannel offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mothercare UK like-for-like sales fall 6.7% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Allders purchase considered by former owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Debenhams expands footwear range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harrods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …opens revamped toy department
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reports profits up 15%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …director departs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches its biggest own brand yet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to open first ever pop-up shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …reports strong first half revenues
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kingfisher reports flat like-for-like sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert Dyas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …back to growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sold to Paphitis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Travis Perkins’ retail division reports 8.8% fall in like-for-like sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carphone Warehouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …may takeover European venture after Best Buy bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reports 2% decline in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Comet on track to return to black with new owners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dixons increases Pixmania stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Maplin managing director exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Music and Video Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Games Workshop reports rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …boss Simon Fox departs and Jessops' boss takes over
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …Hammersmith Apollo deal complete
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reports full-year loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …sales rise on back of Olympic ceremony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Musicroom reports 2.3% growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Carpet and Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • BrightHouse looks to boost online offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpetright receives boost from wet weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dreams' owner plans restructuring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Home Shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Achica to launch own brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …retains top market share spot
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to open new digital media development centre in London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …denies director to exit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales up 31% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Brand Alley reports sales up 20% in H1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • eBay partners with the British Fashion Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Farepak customers to receive half their money back
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Findel reports 8% increase in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ocado launches pop-up virtual wall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shop Direct reports 36% boost in EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Hut considers Sir Terry Leahy as new chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Health & Beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Chanel to open pop-up fragrance and beauty store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lloydspharmacy set to make redundancies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • The Perfume Shop to launch private-label collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • American Greetings' Clinton Cards acquisition to be investigated by OFT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Clintons unveils its rebrand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports and Leisure Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JJB Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …appoints La Senza director as new CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …chief executive to step down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …investors consider turnaround strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …looks for further funding after sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …acquires stake in Flannels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …reports rising profits in "record" year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Boodles reports profit boost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pandora profits fall due to stock swap plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Signet Jewellers to cut 99 jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Bluewater to become UK's largest shopping centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …July retail sales up 0.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …June retail sales boosted by Jubilee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reports 0.5% fall in number of retail outlets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Capital Shopping Centres shows resilience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Consumer confidence still low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Food inflation for July reaches two-year low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Food is fastest growing sector for mobile searches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kantar: Discount grocers report strong growth in market share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • London sees increase in footfall despite concerns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • London Waterloo station opens new balcony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …Inflation falls to 2.4% in June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …Retail sales volumes and values up in June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Portas pilots round two revealed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sales soar at convenience stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Scottish retail sales poor in June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shop vacancy levels rise to record
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • West End suffers during Olympics, but etail grows

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • adidas-Salomon AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • All Saints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Allders Croydon Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Allied Irish Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • American Greetings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ann Summers Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Arla Foods amba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bank of Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Barclaycard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bargain Booze Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Beale Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Birthdays Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Blackwell UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Boux Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brand Alley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • BrandAlley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Fashion Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Gas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpetright UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Celesio Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Chanel Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Channel 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Credit Suisse Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cruise (Glasgow) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dairy Crest Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • David Sands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Department for Transport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Diageo Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dolce & Gabbana
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dreams Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Driving Standards Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ethel Austin Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Evans old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Exponent Private Equity LLP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Farepak Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Farmfoods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fat Face Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • First Milk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Foot Locker U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Footlocker Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Games Workshop Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gamestation Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gfk NOP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Greater London Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gucci Group N.V.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hammersmith Apollo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HBOS plc (Halifax Bank of Scotland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HobbyCraft Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hotel Chocolat Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HSBC Holdings plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Invesco Perpetual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jigsaw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JJB Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JPMorgan Invest LLC (BrownCo)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kew 159 Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • KFC Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kitbag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • La Senza Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Links London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lloyds Retail Chemists Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LOVEFiLM International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mango Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • National Farmers Union
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Netflix, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Network Rail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Oddbins Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Office of Fair Trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pandora Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PepsiCo Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poundstretcher Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pringle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Republic Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert Dyas Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert Wiseman Dairies Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robinson Webster (Holdings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ryman Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rymans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Safilo S.p.a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Save the Children Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Schuh Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sears Holdings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Stella McCartney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Streamline Foods Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Svenska Handelsbanken AB
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Original Factory Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Perfume Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thomas Pink
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Toolstation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Twitter, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Urban Outfitters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • USC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vauxhall Motors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Victoria's Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Visa Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vivienne Westwood Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wickes Building Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wilkinson Hardware Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Woolworths
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Yo! Sushi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UK Retail Briefing - August 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          £295.00 (Excl.Tax)