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UK Retail Briefing - June 2011

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

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Argos – what’s gone wrong?
      • The performance
        • Figure 1: Argos and its key retail sectors performance, 2009-11
        • Figure 2: Argos sales mix, 2009-10
      • What has gone wrong?
        • Dixons – a revitalised business fighting back
          • Tesco Direct – taking a leaf out of Argos’ Book
            • A dull shopping experience
              • Where next?
              • Headlines for the Month

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

                                                • Key points
                                                  • Retail sales trends
                                                    • Figure 3: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                                                  • So what is really going on?
                                                    • BRC
                                                      • Figure 4: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2010-11
                                                    • John Lewis
                                                      • Figure 5: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2010-11
                                                    • Inflation and wages
                                                      • Figure 6: RPI vs Average weekly earnings growth, 2005-11
                                                    • Inflation remains uncomfortably high
                                                      • Figure 7: Annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for selected product groups, 2010-11
                                                    • Looking forward
                                                    • Sector Analysis – Miscellaneous Non-Food Specialists

                                                        • Sector relatives
                                                          • Figure 8: Miscellaneous specialists’ sales as % of all retail sales, 2006-10
                                                        • Retail sales data
                                                          • Figure 9: Miscellaneous specialists’ retail sales, current prices, 2006-10
                                                          • Figure 10: Miscellaneous specialists’ retail sales, May 2010-April 2011
                                                        • Consumer prices inflation
                                                          • Figure 11: Consumer prices inflation in selected categories, June 2010-May 2011
                                                          • Figure 12: Consumer prices inflation in selected categories, June 2010-May 2011
                                                        • Consumer expenditure
                                                          • Figure 13: UK: Consumer spending, selected categories, 2006-10
                                                        • Leading players
                                                          • Books/news
                                                            • Figure 14: UK: Leading book and news retailers, 2009/10
                                                          • Health and beauty
                                                              • Figure 15: UK: Leading health & beauty retailers, 2009/10
                                                            • Other specialists
                                                              • Figure 16: UK: Leading other specialist retailers, 2009/10
                                                          • News Analysis

                                                            • Grocers
                                                              • Asda
                                                                • …considers bid for Iceland
                                                                  • …makes £27m food quality investment
                                                                    • …opens converted Netto stores
                                                                      • …reports flat like-for-likes
                                                                        • …to open George clothing stores in Middle East
                                                                          • Asda Income Tracker: Families £13 worse off
                                                                            • Co-op
                                                                              • …members give £3m to charity
                                                                                • …relaunches Truly Irresistible in sales push
                                                                                  • Haldanes files for administration
                                                                                    • Heron Food sales rise but profits fall
                                                                                      • Iceland Foods
                                                                                        • …goes on sale, with bids expected to reach £2bn
                                                                                          • …profits rise 20%
                                                                                            • Morrisons
                                                                                              • …buys wholesale florist
                                                                                                • …prepares bid for Iceland
                                                                                                  • …saves up promotions for shoppers' payday
                                                                                                    • Sainsbury's
                                                                                                      • …expands Click & Collect network
                                                                                                        • …looking to attain growth 'beyond food'
                                                                                                          • …profits up 9%
                                                                                                            • …Shapland leaves
                                                                                                              • Tesco
                                                                                                                • …appoints digital and marketing officer
                                                                                                                  • …expands click-and-collect service
                                                                                                                    • …Japan boss takes UK role
                                                                                                                      • …looks to entice fashion brands
                                                                                                                        • …to launch new brands
                                                                                                                          • …trials in-store 'sat-nav' system
                                                                                                                            • Waitrose
                                                                                                                              • …to launch healthy range
                                                                                                                                • …to launch high street cafe
                                                                                                                                  • Food specialists
                                                                                                                                    • Greggs sees continued total sales growth
                                                                                                                                      • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                        • American Eagle circles London for first UK stores
                                                                                                                                          • Ann Summers to re-launch sex toys as part of re-branding strategy
                                                                                                                                            • Arcadia
                                                                                                                                              • …marketing boss joins M&S
                                                                                                                                                • …Green to sell Bhs stores to Primark
                                                                                                                                                  • Aurora to extend 90-minute delivery option outside M25
                                                                                                                                                    • Bravissimo profits hit by Pepperberry
                                                                                                                                                      • Burberry
                                                                                                                                                        • …expects 40% profit rise
                                                                                                                                                          • …focuses on flagships as profits rise
                                                                                                                                                            • French Connection confident it will hit yearly targets
                                                                                                                                                              • George at Asda turns 21 and sparks new plans
                                                                                                                                                                • H&M
                                                                                                                                                                  • …sales rise with warm weather
                                                                                                                                                                    • …to open first UK concession in Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                      • Hobbs to launch contemporary sub-brand
                                                                                                                                                                        • Jane Norman
                                                                                                                                                                          • …boss exits
                                                                                                                                                                            • …up for sale
                                                                                                                                                                              • Kookai sales fall after repositioning
                                                                                                                                                                                • Life & Style on brink of administration
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mango changes logo to appeal to mature customers
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Moss Bros reports like-for-likes up 8.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                      • New Look profits fall sharply
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Peacocks appoints Allan Leighton
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Phase Eight reports 42% rise in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                            • SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …acquires Austin Reed Regent Street store
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …growth slows in Q4
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • TK Maxx slows expansion to cope with tougher trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Topshop launches 'secret' in-store pop-up shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dune relaunches website in bid for 50% growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jimmy Choo sold for £50m
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kurt Geiger
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …launches discount website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …sold to Jones Group for £215m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shoe Zone profits fall after store investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …close to securing £210m refinancing deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …receives £43m cash bid for Waterstone's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …sells Waterstone's to Russian billionaire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Argos sales down, but Homebase steady
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • SCS to open carpet department in stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Albermarle & Bond full year trading to be at top end of expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …Autocentres reports improved sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …profits up 7.2% despite tough retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …trials smaller high street bike shops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mothercare to close outlets as profits slump
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Mixed goods retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • B&M Bargains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …acquires 11 Focus stores following Focus' collapse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reports strong year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …bolsters food division team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …chief considers moving company upmarket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …sees profits and market share rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • 99p Stores sees profits rise amid international plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • HoF and Debenhams kick off summer sales early
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Debenhams’ suppliers compete in auction-style bidding war
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Harrods launches iPhone app
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harvey Nichols owner eyes Aurum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …closes £250 bond issue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports strong full year profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to launch Portas collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …confirms commitment to NKU
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sales down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Laura Ashley like-for-likes down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • B&Q opens nine new You Can Do It Centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Focus DIY
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …business receiving "fantastic level of interest"
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …stores acquired by Wickes and B&M Bargains revealed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to close 120 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kingfisher attributes strong first quarter to good weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topps Tiles reports flat profits and sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wickes acquires 13 Focus stores for £8.4m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Comet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …like-for-like sales fall 15.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • … disposal rumoured
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …‘We’re not closing down’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …agrees £59m sale and leaseback deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …teams up with big brands for service push
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to drive profit through its Knowhow service division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …UK like-for-likes fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Everything Everywhere opens 30 own name stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jessops opens 2nd Centre of Excellence store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Maplin sees three directors leave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Hut acquires Myprotein.com for £58m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Asos profits up 41%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Brand Alley seeks £87m to fund growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Findel profits fall as turnaround begins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • My-Wardrobe.com like-for-like sales rise 96%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • N Brown reports full year profits rise 5.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ocado sales growth slows but first half EBITDA up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alliance Boots sees profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lloyds Pharmacy launches new website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Clinton Cards reports fall in like-for-like sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • HobbyCraft unveils new store concept
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Staples to roll out in-store entrepreneurial courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • American Golf sees sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Go Outdoors secures £30m credit facility to fund expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JD Sports like-for-likes fall, but in line with expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JJB warns turnaround could take five year as losses triple
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Signet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …considers sale of UK arm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …insists it will continue to invest in UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …UK like-for-likes remain flat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Disney Store makes sharp cut in losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Early Learning Centre launches new mobile website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …says UK consumers lack optimism
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …Like-for-like sales fall 2.1% in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …responsible retailing guide for kisdwear sees retailers sign up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Land to begin new developments
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Capital Shopping Centres plans expansion as footfall grows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • CPI annual inflation rise to highest level in 2.5 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Food inflation at highest level in two years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hard discounters and Waitrose post strong growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Like-for-like sales rise 5.2% in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail sales rise 6.2% in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Suit prices to rise by 10% as wool prices reach record high
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Westfield London sales grow 19.8% in Q1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Abercrombie & Fitch Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Albemarle & Bond PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • American Eagle Outfitters Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • American Golf Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aurum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Austin Reed Group Ltd (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bally Group (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bank of England
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bestseller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • BP p.l.c.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bravissimo Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brico Depôt (France)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bridgepoint Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Burton old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Castorama (Russia)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Channel 4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dorothy Perkins old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dune Footwear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dune Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Early Learning Centre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ethel Austin Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Everything Everywhere Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Focus Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Forever 21 Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fresh & Easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Go Outdoors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Goldsmiths Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Heron Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • High and Mighty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hobbs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HobbyCraft Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • J. Choo Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jane Norman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jones Apparel Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Karen Millen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kleeneze plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • kookai UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kurt Geiger Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lakeside Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Landsbanki Islands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lazard & Co., Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Le Creuset Of America Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LK Bennett Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lloyds Retail Chemists Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • London Stock Exchange plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mango Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mappin & Webb Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Montagu Private Equity Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mulberry Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • My-Wardrobe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Netto Foodstores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • News International PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nine West UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • O2 / Telefonica UK (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Orange SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Paul Smith Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Peacock Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Phase Eight Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pied a Terre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Playtex Apparel Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sainsbury's Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sara Lee Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Screwfix UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ScS Upholstery Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shoe Zone Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sony Corporation of America
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Staples, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Stead & Simpson Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • T-Mobile (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The British Land Company Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Disney Store Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Hollister Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Shoe Studio Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The TJX Companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topps Tiles Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Trafford Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Travis Perkins Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Urban Outfitters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Walt Disney Company, The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Watches of Switzerland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waterstones Booksellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Welcome Break Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Whirlpool Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wm Morrison Supermarkets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UK Retail Briefing - June 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          £295.00 (Excl.Tax)