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UK Retail Briefing - August 2013

Each month Mintel’s UK Retail Briefing concentrates on a particular sector or market. This month’s focus is on Food retailers.

This sector focus includes:

  • Extracts from Mintel’s exclusive monthly Consumer Tracker survey on grocery shopping habits, June 2013
  • Consumer spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Retail sales, 2008-2013
  • Leading grocers: Summary of sales update and like for like sales growth Q1 2013

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • The superstore of the future
      • “Reports of its death are an exaggeration”
        • The superstore of the future
          • Now – how will it perform?
            • A worth market leader
            • Sector Focus: Food Retailers

                • Executive summary
                  • The consumer: younger shoppers are seeking value
                    • Figure 1: The consumer: Grocery shopping habits, March-June 2013
                    • Figure 2: The consumer: Grocery shopping habits, March 2012-June 2013
                    • Figure 3: The consumer: Grocery shopping habits, June 2013
                  • Consumer spending and retail sales
                    • Spending: more goes on food
                      • Figure 4: Consumer spending: Spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages as percentage of all consumer spending, Q1 2008-Q1 2013
                      • Figure 5: Consumer spending (incl. VAT), 2008-12
                    • Retail sales: grocers seeing tepid growth in 2013
                      • Figure 6: Retail sales (incl. VAT), 2008-13
                      • Figure 7: Retail sales: Grocers’ sector sales as percentage of all retailing, 2008-13
                    • Leading retailers: Morrisons facing problems
                        • Figure 8: Leading grocers: Like-for-like sales growth in Q1 2013
                        • Figure 9: Leading grocers: Summary of sales updates, Q1 2013
                    • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                      • Key points
                        • Retail sales trends
                          • Figure 10: Retail sales trends, 2012-13
                        • BRC data for July
                          • Figure 11: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2011-13
                        • John Lewis
                          • Figure 12: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2012-13
                        • Inflation and wages
                          • Figure 13: RPI vs Average Weekly earnings growth, 2008-13
                        • Inflation
                          • Figure 14: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2012-13
                        • Looking forward
                        • Headlines for the Month

                          • Grocers
                            • Other food specialists
                              • Clothing retailing
                                • Multi-sector retailing
                                  • Department stores
                                    • DIY retailing
                                      • Electrical retailing
                                        • Home shopping
                                          • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                            • Economy
                                            • News Analysis

                                              • Co-ops
                                                • The Co-op
                                                  • …loses market share
                                                    • …hires new food trading director
                                                      • …refreshes its own-brand food range
                                                        • Grocers
                                                          • Asda
                                                            • …expects 75% of Christmas shoppers to shop through multichannel methods
                                                              • …to increase round pound deals this Christmas
                                                                • EasyJet founder to launch new EasyFoodstore
                                                                  • Grocers to face possible fines of up to £1 billion
                                                                    • Iceland to increase share of non-food market
                                                                      • Morrisons
                                                                        • …boss calls for online sales tax
                                                                          • …to invest in technology overhaul
                                                                            • …finalises deal with Ocado to launch online grocery
                                                                              • …renames Wimbledon store ‘Murriwins’
                                                                                • …to team up with B&Q
                                                                                  • Sainsbury’s
                                                                                    • …appeals ASA decision on Price Promise
                                                                                      • …launches marketing offensive after ASA rejects complaint
                                                                                        • …attacks Tesco over unfair price promise
                                                                                          • …to extend “by Sainsbury’s” brand
                                                                                            • …to launch limited edition "regal" babywear line
                                                                                              • Tesco
                                                                                                • …plans to increase click and collect across third party sellers
                                                                                                  • …set to overtake HMV as top DVD retailer
                                                                                                    • …to cull senior management team
                                                                                                      • …share sale director steps down
                                                                                                        • …to launch new TV marketing campaign
                                                                                                          • …to open an F&F flagship store
                                                                                                            • …to open new shopping and leisure destination
                                                                                                              • …to trial new family restaurant
                                                                                                                • …tops fresh food poll
                                                                                                                  • …trials tyre fitting service
                                                                                                                    • Waitrose
                                                                                                                      • …posts first half sales jump of 11%
                                                                                                                        • …continues its gardening push
                                                                                                                          • …to launch food collection lockers
                                                                                                                            • …to launch in-store restaurant
                                                                                                                              • …Aldi and The Co-operative commit to ‘Price it Right’ campaign
                                                                                                                                • …to open Aylesbury store on 8 August
                                                                                                                                  • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                                    • Whittard’s new website focuses on heritage
                                                                                                                                      • Thorntons posts rise in Q4 sales
                                                                                                                                        • Off-licences
                                                                                                                                          • Bargain Booze
                                                                                                                                            • …owner set to float on AIM
                                                                                                                                              • …sees its share prices rocket
                                                                                                                                                • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                                  • Blue Inc buys old Republic stores for womenswear push
                                                                                                                                                    • Bonmarché reports profit one year after pre-pack administration
                                                                                                                                                      • Burberry
                                                                                                                                                        • …like-for-likes rise 13%
                                                                                                                                                          • …makes two new appointments for international growth
                                                                                                                                                            • …rolls out click-and-collect
                                                                                                                                                              • Fat Face to launch in the US as EBITDA jumps 29%
                                                                                                                                                                • Heatwave catches out fashion chains
                                                                                                                                                                  • Internaçionale acquired in prepack administration by owners
                                                                                                                                                                    • Jack Wills
                                                                                                                                                                      • …makes loss
                                                                                                                                                                        • …global head of ecommerce to depart
                                                                                                                                                                          • Matalan boss leaves as founder’s son takes over
                                                                                                                                                                            • Next sees profits rise by £10 million following summer sale
                                                                                                                                                                              • Nicole Farhi saved from administration
                                                                                                                                                                                • Orlebar Brown seeks global expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Primark posts Q3 results
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Retailers see increased sales in heatwave
                                                                                                                                                                                      • SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …posts year-end results
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sets its sights on Turkey, South America and Singapore
                                                                                                                                                                                            • TM Lewin enters South Africa in Edcon franchise deal
                                                                                                                                                                                              • White Stuff sees return to form as profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Poundstretcher relaunches transactional website
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Wilkinson announces full-year results
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Argos launches online mobile phone store
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Laura Ashley opens first hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marks & Spencer sees slowdown in clothing sales decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Debenhams recruits high profile designer Todd Lynn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fenwick acquires another former Selfridges buyer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Fortnum & Mason increases its floor space for Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harrods opens luxurious new wine department
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • House of Fraser launches new evening delivery service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …appoints new deputy chairman Mark Price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to trial online personal shopper service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …retail director appointed chair of UK China Visa Alliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees sales return to growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Selfridge’s opens first new toy shop in over a decade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • B&Q owner Kingfisher records high sales during heatwave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Homebase puts Irish business into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kingfisher sees sales rise as weather improves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert Dyas sees profits and sales rise under Theo Paphitis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Travis Perkins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …hires Costa Coffee MD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …sees profits jump 7.3% despite sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dobbies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …chief executive exits the business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …appoints new boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • BrightHouse sees profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Carphone Warehouse posts Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dixons launches same day delivery service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maplin hires specialist to refine online offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesla to open store in Westfield London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tiger to open first store in Central London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …loses market share to supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …hires former Vodafone Chief executive for digital launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to return to original store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpetright sees sales decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DFS relaunches website in the face of increased tablet traffic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Dreams set to make 100 redundancies in restructuring programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • IKEA appoints new UK and Ireland Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …reports second quarter loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …stops free delivery on items under £10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …announces resignation of Kate Bostock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …director of human resources exits the company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Boden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …appoints new global brand director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …hires its first ecommerce director to drive online sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Findel sales increase 3.9% in first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Littlewoods launches childrenswear advertising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • My-Wardrobe.com founder leaves company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Styloko hires new marketing director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • TM Lewin to launch online in Czech Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • WH Smith to step up sales of electronic cigarettes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mountain Warehouse reports full-year results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nike to open first full-price store in Broughton Shopping Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Reebok to return to retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …facing legal action for zero hours contracts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …founder to invest in luxury online business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …pays out to full time employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reports 'record year'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to merge its Republic and USC brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Gatwick Airport sees new shops open as part of £21 million revamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Signet UK chief executive exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dobbies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …appoints new boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …chief executive exits the business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Opticians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Optical Express founder David Moulsdale saves the company from collapse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ModelZone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …collapse leaves debts of £11 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …sees Deloitte start shutting its stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to lose another 10 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …wholesale business Amerang taken out of administration by Ripmax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Halfords post Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mothercare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …considers the sale of loss making Early Learning Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …Q1 like-for-likes down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy and property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Argos and other retailers sign up to MasterCard’s new e-wallet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Asda, Next, B&Q and Arcadia to sue Visa over credit card fees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • BRC:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …retail searches on tablets climbs by 132%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …retailers see best July sales in seven years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Consumer confidence at highest level since 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • European Commission implements landmark cap on processing fees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hammerson boss David Atkins calls for review of rates system
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ONS: Retail sales up 2.2% in June 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Retailers see increased sales in heatwave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Rising jobs in retail sector indicate recovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sharing data helps retailers reduce loss prevention

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