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UK Retail Briefing - January 2012

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

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Christmas 2011
      • Very much as expected
        • Late surge
          • Not as good as it looks
            • Fashion
              • Food
                • Other sectors
                  • Online strong
                    • And 2012
                      • Tesco – Time for a fundamental rethink in marketing
                        • Marketing the problem
                          • Time for a rethink
                          • Headlines for the Month

                            • Grocers
                              • Food specialists
                                • Clothing
                                  • Footwear
                                    • Multi-sector retailing
                                      • Miscellaneous specialists
                                        • Department stores
                                          • Mixed goods
                                            • DIY
                                              • Electricals
                                                • Music and video
                                                  • Furniture
                                                    • Home shopping
                                                      • Health and beauty
                                                        • Sports and leisure goods
                                                          • Jewellers
                                                            • Toys and games
                                                              • Economy
                                                              • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                                                                • Key points
                                                                  • Retail sales trends
                                                                    • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2011
                                                                  • The BRC data for December
                                                                    • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2010-11
                                                                  • John Lewis
                                                                    • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2010-12
                                                                  • Inflation and wages
                                                                    • Figure 4: RPI vs Average weekly earnings growth, 2008-12
                                                                  • Inflation remains uncomfortably high
                                                                    • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for selected product groups, 2011
                                                                  • Looking forward
                                                                  • Sector Focus – Clothing and Footwear Retailers

                                                                      • Mintel’s Tracker survey
                                                                        • Figure 6: Mintel Tracker Survey: Agreement with statements on what extra money is spent on, Dec 2009, Dec 2010 and Dec 2011
                                                                        • Figure 7: Mintel Tracker Survey: Agreement with statements on what extra money is spent on, Dec 2009-Dec 2011
                                                                      • Sector relatives
                                                                        • Figure 8: Clothing & footwear specialists’ retail sales as % of all retail sales (incl. fuel), 2006-11
                                                                        • Figure 9: Clothing & footwear specialists’ retail sales as percentage of consumer spending on clothing & footwear, 2006-11
                                                                      • Retail sales data
                                                                        • Figure 10: Clothing & footwear specialists’ retail sales, 2006-11
                                                                      • Inflation
                                                                        • Figure 11: Average monthly cotton prices per lb, Jan 2010-Dec 2011
                                                                        • Figure 12: Consumer prices index for clothing & footwear and all items, Jan 2010-Dec 2011
                                                                        • Figure 13: Consumer prices index for clothing and footwear sub-categories, Jan-Dec 2011
                                                                      • Consumer spending
                                                                        • Figure 14: Consumer spending on clothing & footwear, 2006-11
                                                                      • Leading clothing and footwear specialists
                                                                        • Figure 15: Leading clothing specialists, 2010/11
                                                                        • Figure 16: Leading footwear specialists, 2010/11
                                                                    • News Analysis

                                                                      • Grocers
                                                                        • Asda outperforms rivals over Christmas
                                                                          • Booths sales up as shoppers entertain over Christmas
                                                                            • Morrisons
                                                                              • …M Savers to hit shelves in January
                                                                                • …plans 2012 expansion
                                                                                  • …reports Christmas sales rise as it eyes Best Buy sites
                                                                                    • Sainsbury's sees 'record-breaking' Christmas
                                                                                      • Tesco
                                                                                        • …enters F&F partnership in Saudi Arabia
                                                                                          • …extends Home Efficiency offering by selling boilers
                                                                                            • …reports "disappointing" Christmas with like-for-likes falling 2.3%
                                                                                              • The Co-operative Group
                                                                                                • …adds 28 stores after acquiring David Sands
                                                                                                  • …posts Christmas sales uplift
                                                                                                    • Waitrose
                                                                                                      • …enjoys festive sales rise
                                                                                                        • …reports 'very strong' Christmas trading
                                                                                                          • …to introduce contactless payments
                                                                                                            • Off-licences
                                                                                                              • Majestic Wine posts Christmas sales rise
                                                                                                                • Food specialists
                                                                                                                  • Greggs reports boosted Christmas sales
                                                                                                                    • Thorntons
                                                                                                                      • …issues profit warning
                                                                                                                        • …suffers poor Christmas performance
                                                                                                                          • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                            • American Apparel opens more concessions in Selfridges
                                                                                                                              • Aurora Fashions reports 13% like-for-like rise this winter
                                                                                                                                • Blue Inc
                                                                                                                                  • …enjoys positive Christmas
                                                                                                                                    • …preparing to buy 21 D2 stores
                                                                                                                                      • Bravissimo performance driven by Pepperberry
                                                                                                                                        • Burberry reports rising sales due to outerwear and leather goods
                                                                                                                                          • D2 fashion chain collapses into administration
                                                                                                                                            • Howies bought back by management
                                                                                                                                              • Jacques Vert
                                                                                                                                                • …and Irisa to share back office
                                                                                                                                                  • …received bid from Sun European
                                                                                                                                                    • Jaeger full year profits fall
                                                                                                                                                      • La Senza
                                                                                                                                                        • …acquired by Alshaya UK
                                                                                                                                                          • …restructuring plans
                                                                                                                                                            • Moss Bros sees rise in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                              • Mulberry appoints new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                • New Look reports strong Christmas trading
                                                                                                                                                                  • Next sales up due to strong Directory performance
                                                                                                                                                                    • Paul Smith sees profits for the full year rise
                                                                                                                                                                      • Peacocks
                                                                                                                                                                        • …considering selling off Bonmarche
                                                                                                                                                                          • …struggles as RBS pulls out of rescue deal
                                                                                                                                                                            • SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                              • …Christmas sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                • …profits fall despite LFL lift
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ted Baker delivers "excellent" Christmas performance
                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Kooples opens first UK outlet store
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Triumph considers bid for La Senza stores
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Victoria's Secret owner in line to buy La Senza
                                                                                                                                                                                          • White Stuff reports 20% year-on-year sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Barratts Priceless
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …sees more than 1,600 jobs go
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …stores acquired by Ziff
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to close 18 stores before Christmas 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Schuh sees strong year
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reports stronger food sales while general merchandise suffers
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …increases opening hours and delivery service for Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Laura Ashley sees like-for-likes rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Halfords sees like-for-likes drop of 4.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mamas and Papas enters red
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Albemarle & Bond to open 25 stores this year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mothercare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …sales rise driven by promotions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …sees private equity firms circle for bids
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Past Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …closes 47 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …enters administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …officially in administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Pets at Home posts "robust" half-year trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • QD reports solid Christmas and plans expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Debenhams has strong Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fortnum & Mason reports record sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Harvey Nichols launches new concept store in Liverpool One
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • House of Fraser posts "pleasing" sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …launches trend-led women's label JL Weekend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …reports successful sales week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …sales boosted by late delivery offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …sales up 4.7% as it prepares for Christmas rush
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …up on Christmas sales from last year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees strong sales week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Selfridges launches last-minute Christmas shopping services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mixed goods retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …launches pop-up shops in London train stations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …like-for-likes fall 8.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Original Factory Shop reports growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Poundland's Dealz store to have £1.20 pricing structure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • B&Q
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …invests £12m in product ranges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …launches 'most aggressive' price campaign yet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Focus DIY's customers, shoppers and unsecured creditors receive nothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Topps Tiles sales down 4.2% in first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wickes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …further hit by low consumer confidence
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …owner buys remaining Toolstation stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert Dyas reports strong Christmas run-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Electricals retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Best Buy big-boxes to close on 15 January
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dixons' reports falling like-for-likes over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Maplin reports strong December
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Phones 4U reports sales rise in final quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …considers sale of live music arm on bad sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sales fall over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Netflix to launch in UK and Ireland today
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Oakley Capital plans bid for HMV's live music arm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carpetright reports first half loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • United Carpets pre-tax profits halve in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • CSL reports Christmas sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • DFS earnings fall but invests in growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dunelm growth continues in strong H1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dwell to open first Welsh store at St David's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ikea UK & Ireland gets first British boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • N Brown reports like-for-likes rise 2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Asos to open data to external web developers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Brand Alley reports sales up 61%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …enjoys late surge in Christmas sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …warns on profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shop Direct posts Christmas sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Boots sees sales rise more than 3% in December
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Feelunique's Christmas sales boosted by high-end brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Lush Christmas "exceeds expectations"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Superdrug delivers "solid" festive growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Fragrance Shop sees strong online sales over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Clinton Cards reports rising Christmas like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Foyles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports Christmas sales up 20%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …reports continued profitability
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Hallmark plans out international expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ryman profits driven by ecommerce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Blacks Leisure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …faces post-Christmas administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …in administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …moves closer to pre-pack administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Edinburgh Woollen Mill a surprise bidder for Blacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Go Outdoors and Mountain Warehouse join race for Blacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JD Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …considers bid for Blacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …formally acquires Blacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …in "advanced discussions" to buy Blacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …posts festive like-for-likes rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • JJB improves performance over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …pulls out of Blacks bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sales up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Yeomans owner Granite buys Gelert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pro Bike wins backing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Folli Follie enjoys 64% increase in sales over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Signet UK sales rise 1.8% over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Garden Centre Group has "outstanding" Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Game
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …like-for-likes fall as margins hit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …set to appoint Deloitte for turnaround
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Games Workshop pre-tax profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Hawkin's Bazaar owner headed for administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Entertainer outperforms toy market by 22.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • BRC:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …'Christmas on a knife egde' as footfall drops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …stronger Christmas "reflects one-off factors"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Cost of retail crime rises 31%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • CPI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …at 4.2% in December
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …inflation falls in November
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Friday before Christmas to be the busiest shopping day of the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • January shopper numbers fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kantar reveals Sainsbury's market share highest since March 2003
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • New Year grocery discounting begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Online shopping spree leads to delivery chaos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ONS: Retail sales value up 4.6% in November
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Portas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …response will not be brought forward
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …reveals 28 recommendations for high street revival
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to focus on planning and parking reforms to revive high street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Scottish retail sales fall worst since 1999
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shop price inflation hits 16-month low in December
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shopper numbers up in week before Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Supermarkets now represent 36% of retail property pipeline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • West End takings fall despite traffic-free weekend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bluewater tops UK shopping centre ranking

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • A Levy & Son Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • A. S. Watson UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ABC, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Advertising Standards Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Albemarle & Bond PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Alexon Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Alexon Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • American Apparel, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bain Capital LLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bank of England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Barratts Trading Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • BC Partners Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • BDO Stoy Hayward
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Berghaus Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Birthdays Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Blacks Outdoor Division Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Brand Alley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bravissimo Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Bridgepoint Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • British Fashion Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • British Sky Broadcasting Group plc (BSkyB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cath Kidston Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • CBRE | Melody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • CBS Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Chausport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cinven Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Clarins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Cotswold Outdoor Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • CVC Capital Partners Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • D2 Trading Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • David Sands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Department of Health
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Deutsche Bank AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • DFS Furniture Holdings Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • DreamWorks SKG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Duke Street Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • EH Booth & Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Envy Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Experian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Faith Footwear Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Feelunique.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Focus Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Folli Follie UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Football Association (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fortnum & Mason Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Game Group - Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Games Workshop Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Gelert Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Genesco Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Go Outdoors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Good Hair Day (GHD)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hallmark
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hammersmith Apollo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hawkin's Bazaar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • HBOS plc (Halifax Bank of Scotland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hermes (GB) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Heston Blumenthal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • IBM United Kingdom Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Issey Miyake London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jacques Vert Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jane Norman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • JD Sports - Fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • L'Oréal (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • La Senza Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Land Securities Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Limited Brands Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lush Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Majestic Wine Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • McArthurGlen UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MetroCentre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MFI Furniture Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • MGM Mirage
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Millets Farm Garden Centre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Miramax Film Corp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Montagu Private Equity Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mountain Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • National Broadcasting Company, Inc. (NBC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Netflix, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Netto Foodstores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Nintendo Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Nordstrom
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Office of Fair Trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Past Times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Paul Smith Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Peacock Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Peacocks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pentland Group PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Pets at Home Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Phones 4U Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • PriceLess
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • QD Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • R Barbour & Sons Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Robert Dyas Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ryman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Schuh Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sketchers U.S.A., Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sony (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sony Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Entertainer (Amersham) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Fragrance Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Kooples
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The North Face Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Officers Club Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Original Factory Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Timberland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • TJ Morris Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Toolstation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Topps Tiles Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Travis Perkins Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Triumph Apparel Corp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • United Carpets Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • USC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • VF Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Victoria's Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Visa International
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • W Yeomans (Chesterfield) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • W&G Foyle Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • White Stuff Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wiggle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Wyevale Garden Centres

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK Retail Briefing - January 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  £295.00 (Excl.Tax)