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UK Retail Briefing - December 2011

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

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Sound and fury signifying nothing
      • No price war
        • Astute use of the marketing budget
          • Inflation
            • It’s a marketing war
            • Headlines for the Month

              • Grocers
                • Clothing retailers
                  • Footwear retailing
                    • Multi-sector retailing
                      • Mixed goods retailing
                        • Department stores
                          • DIY retailing
                            • Electricals retailing
                              • Music and video goods retailing
                                • Homewares retailing
                                  • Home shopping
                                    • Books and stationery retailing
                                      • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                        • Jewellers
                                        • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                                          • Key points
                                            • Retail sales trends
                                                • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                                              • The BRC data for November
                                                • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2010-11
                                              • John Lewis
                                                • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2010-11
                                              • The timing of Christmas
                                                • Inflation and wages
                                                  • Figure 4: RPI vs Average weekly earnings growth, 2008-11
                                                • Inflation remains uncomfortably high
                                                  • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for selected product groups, 2010-11
                                                • Looking forward
                                                • Sector Focus – Health and Beauty Specialists

                                                    • Mintel’s Tracker Survey
                                                      • Figure 6: Mintel Tracker Survey extracts: Agreement with statements, Nov 2010-Oct 2011
                                                      • Figure 7: Mintel Tracker Survey: Consumers agreeing that they spend extra money on beauty products as a percentage of consumers agreeing that they spend extra money on beauty services, Nov 2009-Oct 2011
                                                    • Sector relatives
                                                      • Figure 8: Health and beauty specialists’ retail sales as percentage of total retail sales, 2006-11
                                                      • Figure 9: Health and beauty specialists’ retail sales as percentage of consumer spending on health and beauty products, 2006-11
                                                    • Retail sales data
                                                      • Figure 10: Retail sales, current prices, 2006-11
                                                    • Consumer prices inflation
                                                      • Figure 11: Consumer prices inflation in selected categories, Nov 2010-Oct 2011
                                                    • Consumer expenditure
                                                      • Figure 12: UK: Consumer spending on health and beauty, 2006-11
                                                    • Leading H&B specialists
                                                      • Figure 13: UK: Leading health and beauty retailers, 2009-10
                                                  • News Analysis

                                                    • Grocers
                                                      • Asda directors exit
                                                        • Asda launches mobile app
                                                          • Asda like-for-likes rise 1.3%
                                                            • Co-op continues expansion but closes more Somerfield stores
                                                              • Co-op revamps electrical offering
                                                                • Co-op re-vamps its electricals site
                                                                  • Costcutter bought by Bibby Line Group
                                                                    • Costcutter seeks acquisitions
                                                                      • East of England Co-operative Society's profits suffer
                                                                        • Iceland founder lines up Blackstone for bid
                                                                          • Iceland to potentially expand into non-food
                                                                            • Morrison's £100m Christmas campaign
                                                                              • Morrison's like-for-likes rise 2.4%
                                                                                • Musgrave to launch SuperValu own brand products in UK
                                                                                  • Sainsbury's ‘Christmas will come late… but shoppers will still be keen to buy’
                                                                                    • Sainsbury’s plans first standalone pharmacy
                                                                                      • Sainsbury’s targets local communities with bespoke air and online panto campaign
                                                                                        • Sainsbury’s to create 800 jobs in Scotland
                                                                                          • Sainsbury’s to launch Million Meal appeal
                                                                                            • Kantar reports Tesco loses market share
                                                                                              • Tesco announces new chairman
                                                                                                • Tesco Big Price Drop drives volume growth
                                                                                                  • Tesco in House of Fraser deal
                                                                                                    • Tesco offering shoppers free online movie service
                                                                                                      • Tesco shareholder to increase his stake
                                                                                                        • Tesco to launch Big Christmas Price Drop
                                                                                                          • Tesco trials web and store augmented technology
                                                                                                            • Waitrose and Travelodge in hotel-and-retail co-development programme
                                                                                                              • Waitrose sales rise in Q3
                                                                                                                • Off-licences
                                                                                                                  • Majestic Wine launches first TV ad
                                                                                                                    • Majestic Wine reports increased profits
                                                                                                                      • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                        • Aquascutum targets overseas expansion via licensing deal
                                                                                                                          • Arcadia profits fall and mass store closures confirmed
                                                                                                                            • Blue Inc gets backing from Sir Stuart Rose
                                                                                                                              • Bonmarché launches TV and iPad initiatives
                                                                                                                                • Bonmarché targets television shopping channel
                                                                                                                                  • Burberry half year profits up 26%
                                                                                                                                    • French Connection like-for-like fall
                                                                                                                                      • H&M announces March 2012 launch of Marni collection
                                                                                                                                        • Irisa to close nearly a third of standalone stores
                                                                                                                                          • Jack & Jones and Swarovski open first UK out-of-town stores
                                                                                                                                            • Jaeger launches transactional mobile site
                                                                                                                                              • Mulberry reports soaring profits
                                                                                                                                                • Peacocks 'considering 200 store closures'
                                                                                                                                                  • Peacocks sees interest from Goldman Sachs
                                                                                                                                                    • Primark to increase menswear after early Selfridges success
                                                                                                                                                      • Pringle owners inject £10.9m
                                                                                                                                                        • Reiss posts 44% rised in EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                          • River Island launches accessories shop
                                                                                                                                                            • SockShop launches mobile site
                                                                                                                                                              • Superdry to open new flagship
                                                                                                                                                                • Ted Baker opens 'Tedbury Village' in Bluewater
                                                                                                                                                                  • Ted Baker’s sales up
                                                                                                                                                                    • TM Lewin CEO: ‘If the past was frenetic, the future will be even more so’ posts rising profits
                                                                                                                                                                      • Versace launches H&M collection
                                                                                                                                                                        • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                          • Barratts 'near administration for second time'
                                                                                                                                                                            • Boxpark plans a second site
                                                                                                                                                                              • Dr Martens to open Scottish store
                                                                                                                                                                                • Dune Group posts fall in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Foot Locker to launch new fascia
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jones plans click and collect service
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kurt Geiger reports rising EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Halford targets Scotland for £1m autocentre investment
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Halford profits fall 20%
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Hotel Chocolat reports rising pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mothercare sees poor first half and begins review
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • National Geographic to relocate flagship
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Poundland to open first Dealz store in UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Poundworld to launch wholesale site
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • QD plans pop-up stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lakeside proposes £180m extension
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • M&S fashion boss considers rivals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • M&S Plan A is on course
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Westfield Group plans third London shopping centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Debenhams to launch 'Christmas Spectacular' Sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Debenhams trials mobile payments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis and Waitrose to pilot virtual window
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Lewis four-day sales up 10.5% year-on-year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • John Lewis reports mid-week sales up 3.7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Lewis sales flat this week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • John Lewis sees 'Christmas momentum building'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Lewis to give customers energy-saving advice
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Lewis weekly sales exceed £113m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Liberty sees pay off from revamped beauty department
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • B&Q profits rise in third quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topps Tiles posts 36% fall in FY pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wickes appoints former Asda COO to position of MD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wickes to open smaller store formats
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Comet and Amazon launch 'mega sales'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Comet launches £17m advertising pitch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Comet to expand into eBay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dixons group losses widen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Everything Everywhere to launch transactional site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Kesa reports like-for-likes in its half year down 7.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Phones 4U introduces wi-fi to all stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Phones 4U suffer from insurance payouts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Game downgrades sales forecast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HMV launches film on-demand service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • HMV opens new standalone techshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment launches Blu-ray/DVD virtual store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • BrightHouse refinances
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Dwell reports EBITDA profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ikea price cuts boost market share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MFI to re-emerge as a pureplay e-tailer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • MFI to relaunch online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cath Kidston sales helped by overseas expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Abel & Cole reports rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Amazon set to launch smartphone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Chain Reaction seeks out-of-town locations in UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • eBay acquires data firm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • eBay launches first pop-up store today
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Findel’s losses widen in 6 months to end of September 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • M&M Direct posts 2% FY growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ocado launches Blackberry app
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ocado struggles with late deliveries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Park Group sees loss but remains optimistic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Hut to retain Channel Islands base
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Very.com launches in 48 countries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wiggle bought by Bridgepoint in £180m deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Boots introduces personalised messages at the till
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Boots to roll out in-store spas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lloyds Pharmacy to open second Health Village
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Clintons launches first TV ad in seven years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Clintons posts 2.4% drop in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • WH Smith like-for-like fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WH Smith expands Irish offering with Arnotts opening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WH Smith launches social networking e-reader
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Blacks considers sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Blacks warns on profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JD Sports prepares for "tough" Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HPJ Jewellers files to appoint administrators
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Signet UK reports weak like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 10% online sales through click and collect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • BRC and OE: British retail prices better than in Eurozone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • CBI: High street retailers shed staff in light of steeply falling sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Chancellor: Retailers will be able to defer 60% of business rate increase in 2012-13
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Footfall this year experiences sharpest decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Government implements Competition Commission’s call to strengthen controls over store cards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Inflation at 5% in October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mega Monday starts competition for festive spend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • November retail like-for-like sales down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retail sales rise in October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Scottish retail sales weak in October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shop chiefs disagree with VAT cuts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shop price inflation in November falls to 2%

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Abel & Cole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • adidas-Salomon AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alexon Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Arnotts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ASICS America Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bain Capital LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Barratts Trading Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • BC Partners Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Beale Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bestseller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Blackstone Group (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Blinkbox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Brantano (Group)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Bridgepoint Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • British Airways Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (BSkyB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Budgens Stores Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Calvin Klein, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Cath Kidston Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Champneys Health Resorts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Coffee Republic Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Colchester & East Essex Co-operative Society Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Costcutter Supermarkets Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dawson International PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Deutsche Bank AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dune Footwear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dune Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Euro RSCG London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Everything Everywhere Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fenwick Ltd Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Foot Locker U.S.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Forever 21 Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Foster's Group Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fresh & Easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • GE Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Gianni Versace S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Hotel Chocolat Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • HPJ Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ideal Shopping Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Isis Asset Management PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • ITV plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jones Bootmaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kenwood Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kurt Geiger Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lakeside Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Land Securities Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Liberty Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lloyds Retail Chemists Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Londis (Holdings) Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • LOVEFiLM International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Macintosh Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MFI Furniture Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Microsoft Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Morgan Stanley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Morphy Richards Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Musgrave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • National Geographic Society
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Netto Foodstores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • New Balance Athletic Shoe, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Orange SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Park Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PayPal Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Peacock Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Phones 4U Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pied a Terre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Poundworld Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Premier Foods plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pretty Polly Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PriceLess
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pringle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • PUMA AG Rudolf Dassler Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • QD Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Rakuten
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Reebok International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • REN Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Research In Motion Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Samsung Electronics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Schroders plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sock Shop UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sony Pictures Entertainment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Supervalu Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Swarovski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • T-Mobile (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The British Land Company Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Shoe Studio Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Topman old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Toshiba Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Toys R Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Travis Perkins Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Twitter, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Vision Express (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • W&G Foyle Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Walt Disney Company, The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wiggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Woolworths Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Zavvi

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        UK Retail Briefing - December 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        US $380.17 (Excl.Tax)