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UK Retail Briefing - June 2012

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

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Whole Foods in Piccadilly
      • High Street Kensington
        • Piccadilly
          • Much more promising
            • Sets new standards
            • Headlines for the month

              • Grocers
                • Food specialists
                  • Clothing retailing
                    • Footwear retailing
                      • Multi-sector retailing
                        • Miscellaneous specialists
                          • Department stores
                            • DIY retailing
                              • Electrical goods retailing
                                • Music retailing
                                  • Furniture retailing
                                    • Home shopping
                                      • Health and beauty retailing
                                        • Books and stationery retailing
                                          • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                            • Economy
                                            • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

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

                                                      • Figure 6: Mintel Tracker: What extra money is spent on, April 2010-April 2012
                                                      • Figure 7: Mintel Tracker Survey: Consumers agreeing that they spend extra money on beauty products as a percentage of consumers agreeing that they spend extra money on beauty services, April 2011-April 2012
                                                    • Consumer confidence
                                                      • Figure 8: UK: Retail trade confidence and consumer confidence, Jun 2011-May 2012
                                                    • Sector relatives
                                                      • Figure 9: Health and beauty specialists’ retail sales as percentage of total retail sales, 2007-12
                                                      • Figure 10: Health and beauty specialists’ retail sales as percentage of consumer spending on health and beauty products, 2007-11
                                                    • Retail sales
                                                      • Figure 11: Retail sales, current prices, 2007-12
                                                    • Consumer spending
                                                      • Figure 12: UK: Consumer spending on health and beauty, 2007-11
                                                    • Consumer prices inflation
                                                      • Figure 13: Consumer prices indices: annual % change, selected categories, April 2011 -April 2012
                                                    • Leading H&B specialists
                                                      • Figure 14: UK: Leading health and beauty retailers, 2010/11-2011/12
                                                  • News Analysis

                                                    • Grocers
                                                      • Musgrave Group
                                                        • …reports falling profits
                                                          • …seeks click-and-collect partnership
                                                            • Asda
                                                              • …aims to double mobile sales
                                                                • …like-for-likes rose 2.2% in Q1
                                                                  • …George trials new store format
                                                                    • …targets online growth and acquires supply chain GAAT
                                                                      • Co-op to close two distribution centres within the next year
                                                                        • Discounters grow while Tesco and Morrisons lose
                                                                          • Morrisons
                                                                            • …expansion south begins
                                                                              • …has completed in-store bakery revamp
                                                                                • …may target South East with online grocery site
                                                                                  • Sainsbury's launches mobile grocery site
                                                                                    • Tesco
                                                                                      • …launch new online portal for suppliers
                                                                                        • …launches online delivery system
                                                                                          • …plans to bring back Clubcard Exchange promotion
                                                                                            • …revamps ready meal range
                                                                                              • …to expect a fall in Q1 UK sales
                                                                                                • …to launch F&F pop-up shop
                                                                                                  • Whole Foods Market opens a new store in Piccadilly Circus
                                                                                                    • Food specialists
                                                                                                      • Greggs sales fall in wet weather
                                                                                                        • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                          • Aquascutum
                                                                                                            • …acquired by YGM Trading for £15 million
                                                                                                              • …design director to leave role
                                                                                                                • Aurora partner with PayPal to launch inStore payment app
                                                                                                                  • Base aims to become ‘first-class kidswear store’
                                                                                                                    • Bonmarché to launch collect-from-store service
                                                                                                                      • Bosideng to open first UK store
                                                                                                                        • Burberry
                                                                                                                          • …consider phased opening of new London flagship
                                                                                                                            • …full-year profits rise
                                                                                                                              • French Connection reports falling profits
                                                                                                                                • H&M to launch pop-up sports shops for summer 2012
                                                                                                                                  • Hobbs reports strong full year results
                                                                                                                                    • Irisa staff in consultation after relocation to Jacques Vert offices is considered
                                                                                                                                      • Jaeger hires Better Capital to focus on the customer experience
                                                                                                                                        • JD looks to buy One True Saxon
                                                                                                                                          • McArthurGlen beats the high street with a 16% increase in sales
                                                                                                                                            • McCartney opens first Adidas by Stella McCartney store
                                                                                                                                              • Mini Velvet hopes to triple standalone store count
                                                                                                                                                • Monsoon Accessorize on lookout for new chief
                                                                                                                                                  • Montique to debut in the UK
                                                                                                                                                    • Moss Bros sees boosted like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                      • New Look close to deal on debt terms
                                                                                                                                                        • Phase Eight enjoys boost in pre-tax profit and turnover
                                                                                                                                                          • Reiss introduces iPads to drive sales
                                                                                                                                                            • SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                              • …considers overseas flagship
                                                                                                                                                                • …sales boosted, but like-for-likes are disappointing
                                                                                                                                                                  • Topshop to launch eco-friendly capsule collection
                                                                                                                                                                    • Victoria's Secret set to debut in the UK with 2 store openings
                                                                                                                                                                      • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                        • Clarks reports a fall in pre-tax profit
                                                                                                                                                                          • Kurt Geiger enters exclusive distribution deal with Vince Camuto
                                                                                                                                                                            • LK Bennett secures funding for expansion in US
                                                                                                                                                                              • Tod's first quarter revenues rise
                                                                                                                                                                                • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Booker to acquire Metro's Makro UK
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Marks and Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …confirms position as the first carbon neutral major retailer
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …launches Simply M&S food range
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …reports falling profits and store revamp strategy
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to open its own bank
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Poundland
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …launches mobile app
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches wholesale website
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Miscellaneous specialists
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mothercare new boss says it will take 3 years to turn business around
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert Dyas attracts interest from three parties
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wilkinson’s chief executive to leave
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Debenhams begins summer discounting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …receives interest in stake share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reports growth in profits, but decline in EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to introduce 11 upmarket brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to launch World of Shoes at Oxford Street store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Lewis reports strong first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • B&Q investing £69 million on product range improvements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Kingfisher reports fall in Q1 profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Topps Tiles reports fall in pre-tax profits in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Wickes sees sales slow due to wet weather conditions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electricals retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cecil Jacobs falls into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …extends £300m credit facility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports like-for-like sales surge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jessops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …receives £10 million investment from Canon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reports boost in sales and EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kesa reports falling profits in Q4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Music retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • AEG is favourite to acquire HMV Live
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Digital music downloads overtake physical sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …partners Ticketmaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …receives £32 million for Hammersmith Apollo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpetright appoints new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bathstore bought for £15 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • CSL Sofas launches augmented reality iPhone app
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • DFS opens first high-street store on Tottenham Court Road
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Dwell seeks to expand store count by 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Multiyork widens offer with entry-level range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Oak Furniture Land plans to expand store numbers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …adjusts prices to attract shoppers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reports "strong" full year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Brand Alley launches new Outlet channel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ebay Fashion launches colour matching app
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Feelunique.com to revamp website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Flying Brands sales fall as it continues to look for buyer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kiddicare's focus on loyal customers boosts online sales by 20%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mamas & Papas to expand online presence through Amazon and Tesco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Moonpig founder acquires stake in menswear e-tailer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …introduces own label webshop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …introduces video-game software to increase efficiency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Occa receives investment from Asos backer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shop Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …outsources customer service operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sign a further 10 year warehousing contract with Norbert Dentressangle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alliance Boots reports rising trading profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Boots to launch new food range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Superdrug considers localising its product offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Fragrance Shop reports 24% boost in EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Clinton Cards
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …reveals 44 store to close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …sale finalised
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to close 350 stores as Birthdays exits high street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to have up to 400 stores acquired by American Greetings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Waterstones signs deal to sell Amazon Kindle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Halfords reports declining pre-tax profit in last fiscal year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • JD looks to buy One True Saxon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JJB new store format has Nike's support
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Snow + Rock report decline in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Pixmania launches jewellery range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Signet UK sees moderate sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Entertainer wins sales as sector rivals close down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • April Scottish retail sales affected by wet weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Footfall falls 2% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Government makes changes to pasty tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • ONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …Retail sales values slow in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …RPI stands at 3.5% in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shop inflation increases to 1.5%, but food inflation stabilises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Warm weather boosts like-for-like sales in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Westfield London sales up 2.2% in Q1

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • A. S. Watson UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Adidas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • adidas-Salomon AG
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alexon Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • All Saints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Allied Floors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • American Greetings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Apax Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Barclays Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Barnes & Noble, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bathstore.com Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Birthdays Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Blinkbox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Booker Cash & Carry Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brand Alley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Phonographic Industry Ltd (The) [BPI]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Brown Thomas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Budgens Stores Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • C&J Clark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Canon Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cavendish Equity Release
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cecil Jacobs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Centra (Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Darty France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Daybreak
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Denby Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DFS Furniture Holdings Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dune Footwear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Early Learning Centre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Feelunique.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fenchurch International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Flying Brands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • FreshDirect Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hamleys of London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hammersmith Apollo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hawkin's Bazaar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hobbs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HSBC Holdings plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Innocent Drinks Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ITV plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jacques Vert Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jones Apparel Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Juicy Couture, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Karen Millen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kurt Geiger Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lakeside Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lehman Brothers [UK]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Liberty Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Little Chef
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Live Nation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LK Bennett Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Londis (Holdings) Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LOVEFiLM International Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • McArthurGlen UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Metro (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Metro Group (retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Microsoft Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Monsoon Accessorize Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Moonpig.com Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Multiyork Furniture Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Musgrave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nestlé UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Netto Foodstores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nike
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Oak Furniture Land
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Office Holdings Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • OXFAM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Paul Smith Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PayPal Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pentland Group PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Permira Advisers Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Phase Eight Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Phoenix Equity Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Pied a Terre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poundstretcher Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poundworld Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Radley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Reiss Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert Dyas Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SAM's Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Savers Health and Beauty Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Serco Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shop Direct Home Shopping Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Snow & Rock Sports Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Stella McCartney
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Superquinn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Supervalu Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Target Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Entertainer (Amersham) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Fragrance Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Perfume Shop Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Shoe Studio Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ticketmaster
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topps Tiles Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Unilever Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vanden Borre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Victoria's Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vivienne Westwood Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waterstones Booksellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Whole Foods Market Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wickes Building Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wilkinson Hardware Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wine Cellar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wolseley plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Woolworths Group plc

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          UK Retail Briefing - June 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          £295.00 (Excl.Tax)