Sorry for interrupting, this website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Learn more
Accept & Close

UK Retail Briefing - December 2012

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

What you get

What's included

Why buy from us?

Succeed

Our reports will provide you with market data, consumer research and competitive intelligence to succeed in your market.

Instant Access

Buy now and you'll have instant access to the information you need to make the right decisions.

Opportunities

Find out what's next in the markets that matter to you: where opportunities lie and what challenges you will face.

Trusted

A business Superbrand, Mintel is a source you can trust. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence mix since 1972.

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comments

    • It’s an ill wind
      • Leaner and fitter
        • Failures
          • Successes
            • Lessons for the next decade
              • Arcadia
                • Arcadia group
                  • Topshop/Topman
                    • So what about the rest?
                    • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

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

                            • Mintel’s Consumer Tracker
                              • Figure 6: Mintel’s Consumer Tracker: Trends in what extra money is spent on, Nov 2009 -Nov 2012
                              • Figure 7: Mintel’s Consumer Tracker: Consumers’ spending on fragrances/toiletries/make up as % of consumers’ spending on beauty treatment/haircut, Nov 2009-Nov 2012
                            • Retail sales and consumer spending
                              • Figure 8: Retail sales (incl vat), 2009-12
                              • Figure 9: Consumer spending (incl vat), 2009-12
                              • Figure 10: Health and beauty specialists’ retail sales as % of consumer spending on personal care products, 2009-12
                            • Leading retailers
                              • Figure 11: Boots’s share of health and beauty sector sales, 2009-12
                              • Figure 12: Leading health and beauty specialists, 2010-11
                          • News Headlines

                            • Grocers
                              • Off-licences
                                • Clothing retailing
                                  • Footwear retailing
                                    • Mixed goods retailing
                                      • Department stores
                                        • DIY retailing
                                          • Electrical retailing
                                            • Health and beauty retailing
                                              • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                • Toys and games retailing
                                                  • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                    • Economy
                                                    • News Analysis

                                                      • Convenience stores
                                                        • UK: Asda to enter convenience market with forecourt stores
                                                          • UK: Waitrose under pressure over Shell deal
                                                            • Co-ops (retail)
                                                              • UK: Co-op
                                                                • …sparks concern
                                                                  • …to acquire 10 Costcutter stores
                                                                    • … opens new distribution centre
                                                                      • Grocers
                                                                        • UK: Aldi
                                                                          • …records 27.3% sales growth, as Morrisons continues to struggle
                                                                            • … to open new format stores in London
                                                                              • UK: Asda
                                                                                • …mulls launch of digital entertainment service
                                                                                  • … posts financial results
                                                                                    • UK: Lidl doubles size of premium range
                                                                                      • UK: Morrisons and Asda call for extended Christmas opening hours
                                                                                        • UK: Morrisons introduces new discount card
                                                                                          • UK: OFT: Supermarket loyalty cards under scrutiny
                                                                                            • UK: Sainsbury’s and Asda expected to report sales growth
                                                                                              • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                                • …appoints new group HR director
                                                                                                  • … opens energy efficient store
                                                                                                    • … to create 10,000 new local jobs
                                                                                                      • …posts profit rise
                                                                                                        • UK: Supermarkets sign up to offer and price promotion code
                                                                                                          • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                            • …launches online party food service
                                                                                                              • … launches online veg box offer
                                                                                                                • … Tesco Phone Shop launch pilot scheme to assist over-50 shoppers
                                                                                                                  • … trials interactive touchscreens
                                                                                                                    • … Tesco’s group strategy director departs
                                                                                                                      • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                                        • …extends store opening hours for Christmas
                                                                                                                          • … launches iPad version of weekly newspaper
                                                                                                                            • … continues expansion programme
                                                                                                                              • Off-licences
                                                                                                                                • UK: Bargain Booze appoints new CEO
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Majestic Wine reports 3.9% rise in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                    • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Holland & Barrett trials fitness drills
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Thorntons plans multichannel investment
                                                                                                                                          • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Arcadia
                                                                                                                                              • …confirms sales of 25% stake in Topshop and Topman
                                                                                                                                                • … posts financial results
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Asos invests in second hand designer clothing website
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Aurora reports 15.3% drop in EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Edinburgh Woollen Mill reports record profits
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Fast Retailing to purchase majority stake in J brand
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: French Connection reports flat like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Gant appoints head of UK and Ireland brand operations
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: H&M
                                                                                                                                                                • …reports like-for-like sales decline
                                                                                                                                                                  • … to launch green initiative
                                                                                                                                                                    • … to open new store in Hammersmith
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Hobbs
                                                                                                                                                                        • …poaches buying and merchandising director
                                                                                                                                                                          • … posts rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: J Crew to open London Store
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Jacques Vert appoints new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Jaeger reveals underlying loss of £8m
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …considers selling stake
                                                                                                                                                                                      • … to sell Rampant Sporting
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: M&Co returns to profitability
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Montique secures 63 doors as it prepares for UK debut
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Mulberry posts like-for-likes up 11%
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: New Look
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …appoints new CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … posts first half results
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Phase Eight to open first West End store
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Primark to open Warrington flagship
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …appoints new non-exec directors
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • … to expand Superdry brand with wholesale accessories
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ted Baker retail sales soar 24.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: TK Maxx potential buyer for Comet stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Topshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …in talks to sell 25% stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • … to open Marble Arch store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Zara
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …opens new flagship store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • … bans hazardous chemicals in supply chain and products
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Aldo to double number of Call It Spring concessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Clarks launches Click and Collect service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dr Martens opens two new stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Dune looks to expand overseas wholesale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Jones Bootmaker collaborates with House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Kurt Geiger focuses on international expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Schuh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reports 12% rise in like-for-likes in first three quarters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • … reports pre-tax loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Stead & Simpson to close 90 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: B&M Bargains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …moves to second round of bidding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • … sold to US private equity firm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • … brings American interest to UK value sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …expands food offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … partners with Mecca Bingo for promotional activity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Poundworld reports profit fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Home Retail Group appoints new board member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …appoints supply chain director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • … to open at midnight on Christmas Eve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bulgaria: Debenhams opens first store in Bulgaria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ireland: Dunnes Stores Faces Winding Up Petition
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Debenhams boss to receive extra £300,000
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Harrods appoints Sarah Brown as non-executive director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: House of Fraser reports rise in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Jacques Vert appoints new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …cold weather prompts clothing and present sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … appoints customer insight director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • … aims to open 60 stores by 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …partners with Red Letter Days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • … reports 11.4% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • … reports record November sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Homebase to launch store refit programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Kingfisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …B&Q trials banking scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • … reports decline in Q3 profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • … to ramp up eco agenda
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Robert Dyas' chief executive steps down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Topps Tiles posts profit rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Carphone Warehouse reports 5% rise in UK like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Comet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …axes home delivery service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • … makes 330 staff redundant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • … staff to lose jobs before Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • … stores potentially saved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • … to close 41 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • … website potentially saved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • … future hangs in the balance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …rolls out Google Zones across Currys and PC World stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • … UK returns to black
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Game’s chief executive defends owner, OpCapita
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Maplin to open travel stores in 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Bathstore hires non-executive chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: BrightHouse reports strong growth in H1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Dwell managing director steps down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Cath Kidston reports profit rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …looks to steal high street sales with grocery offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • … reveals UK sales and profit figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …invests in second hand designer clothing website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … head of buying departs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: EBay to open social media pop-up shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Findel reports rise in H1 profits and sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Moonpig forces owner into the red
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: My-Wardrobe appoints fashion director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Net-A-Porter announces new print magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …sees shares soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … introduces new service using Facebook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to extend maturity dates on loan facilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • … reveals plans for Nottingham site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Feelunique.com acquired in £26 million private equity deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: HMV sells Mama Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Clintons opens first distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Waterstones seeks overseas expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: WH Smith posts interim results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Europe: Le Coq Sportif to open European flagship in London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Switzerland: INTERSPORT continues expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: JD Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …launches JD Pro sports fascia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • … reports like-for-likes rise 1.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Rampant Sporting bought by Indian investor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Reebok to open standalone stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Sports Direct owner eyes stake in House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Claire's Accessories to debut ecommerce site in 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Newsagents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Martin McColl to expand convenience store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Hamleys sees pre-tax profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Countrywide secures extra funds
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reports 23.4% drop in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • … to expand accessories range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Hobbycraft appoints customer development director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mothercare cuts losses and improves sales trend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Pets at Home to launch loyalty card
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Lend Lease submits application for Bluewater expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: BRC: Food price inflation reaches nine month high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: BRC: like-for-likes edge up just 0.4% in November
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: BRC: Town centre vacancy rate reaches 11.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: ONS: UK retail sales fell 0.8% in October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Visa predicts busiest shopping day of the year

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Adams Childrenswear Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Adidas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aldi Stores Ltd (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aldo UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Alexander McQueen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • American Greetings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • AO World Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • B&M Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bain Capital LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bargain Booze Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bathstore.com Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • BC Partners Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bestseller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Blackstone Group (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bloomingdale's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Bourjois
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Brico Depôt (France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Burton old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • C&J Clark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Castorama (Russia)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cath Kidston Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Chanel Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Claire's Accessories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Costcutter Supermarkets Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Countrywide Assured Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • David Jones
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Debenhams (UK and Republic of Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Deutsche Bank AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dune Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dunnes Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Evans old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Express Gifts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Farepak Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fast Retailing Co. Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Feelunique.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Gant Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • General Motors Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Genesco Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Google UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hamleys of London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Hobbs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • HobbyCraft Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • HSBC Holdings plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Intersport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • ITV plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • J. Crew Group, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jacques Vert Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jane Norman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jasper Conran
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JJB Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Rocha
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jones Apparel Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jones Bootmaker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kitbag
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kleeneze plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Kurt Geiger Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Landsbanki Islands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lions Rampant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Little Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • LOVEFiLM International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mackays Stores Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Macy's, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mama Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • McColl's Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mean Fiddler Music Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mecca Bingo Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Miss Selfridge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Moonpig.com Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • My-Wardrobe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Net-A-Porter Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Nordstrom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Observer (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Office of Fair Trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Oracle Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Organic Trade Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Palamon Capital Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Peacock Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Peacocks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pets at Home Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Phase Eight Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pied a Terre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Poundworld Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • R Griggs Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Red Letter Days plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Reebok International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Riverford Organic Vegetables Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robert Dyas Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sainsbury's Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Schuh Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Screwfix UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shell (UK) Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shell Oil Products US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shoe Zone Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Soil Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports Direct UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Stead & Simpson Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Disney Store Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Shoe Studio Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The TJX Companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Topman old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Topps Tiles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Topps Tiles (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UniCredito Italiano
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Uniqlo UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Virgin Entertainment Group Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Visa Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Walgreen Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Waterstones Booksellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • We7
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wiggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wolseley plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wolsey Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Woolworths Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • YouTube, Inc.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      UK Retail Briefing - December 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      £295.00 (Excl.Tax)