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UK Retail Briefing - March 2010

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

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Retail sales statistics
      • All change again
        • SIC 2007
          • Does it make much difference?
          • Headlines for the Month

            • Food retailers
              • Clothing retailers
                • Mixed goods retailers
                  • Multi-sector retailers
                    • Department stores
                      • DIY
                        • Furniture retailers
                          • Home shopping
                            • Sports goods retailing
                            • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                                • Retail sales trends
                                  • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                                • February – an easier comparison
                                  • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, Oct 2007-Feb 2010
                                • But what does it mean?
                                  • John Lewis
                                    • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2008-10
                                  • Inflation and wages
                                    • Figure 4: RPI vs Wage rate growth, 2007-10
                                  • The RPI up again
                                    • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in Retail Price Index for selected product groups, 2009-10
                                  • Looking forward
                                  • Sector Focus – Furniture, Carpets and DIY

                                      • Housing
                                        • Figure 6: Housing transactions, 2005-09
                                        • Figure 7: UK: House prices, 2000-10
                                      • Furniture
                                        • Figure 8: Furniture retailers, sales trends, 2000-09
                                        • Figure 9: Furniture retailers year on year sales growth, 2007-10
                                      • Carpets
                                        • Figure 10: Carpet retailers, sales trends, 2000-09
                                        • Figure 11: Carpet retailers relative to all retail sales, 2007-10
                                      • DIY
                                        • Figure 12: DIY retailers, sales trends, 2000-09
                                        • Figure 13: DIY retailers relative to all retail sales, 2007-10
                                      • Retail price inflation
                                        • Figure 14: Indices of retail prices for product categories (household goods), 2005-10
                                      • Consumer expenditure
                                        • Figure 15: Consumer expenditure on selected product categories, 2005-09
                                      • Leading retailers
                                        • Furniture retailers
                                          • Figure 16: Furniture retailers’ sales relative to all retail sales, 1999-2008
                                          • Figure 17: Furniture retailers – Leading specialists, 2008/09
                                        • Carpets
                                          • Figure 18: Carpet retailers’ sales relative to spending on carpets, 1999-2009
                                          • Figure 19: Carpet retailers – Leading specialists, 2008/09
                                        • DIY
                                          • Figure 20: DIY retailers sales as % all retail sales, 1999-2009
                                          • Figure 21: DIY retailers – Leading specialists, 2008/09
                                      • News Analysis

                                        • Bakers (retail)
                                          • Thorntons posts profit increase
                                            • Co-ops (retail)
                                              • Co-op Group reviewing media account
                                                • Grocers
                                                  • Asda
                                                    • … and Sainsbury's launch youth training initiatives
                                                      • … bosses seek to tackle "boring" performance
                                                        • … LFLs up 6% in 2009
                                                          • Morrisons profit boosted by new stores
                                                            • Tesco
                                                              • … extends double Clubcard points offer
                                                                • … Tesco launches Couture clothing range
                                                                  • Waitrose
                                                                    • … joins forces with Delia and Heston
                                                                      • … targets £10bn sales
                                                                        • Clothing retailing
                                                                          • TJX Europe FY like-for-likes rise 5%
                                                                            • Tommy Hilfiger sold for $3bn
                                                                              • Adili sold for £1
                                                                                • Agent Provocateur appoints Winser as new chairman
                                                                                  • Alexon plots £20m cash call
                                                                                    • Austin Reed reports tough year
                                                                                      • Fat Face owner injects £8.5m fresh capital
                                                                                        • French Connection losses widen
                                                                                          • J Crew enters UK after deal with Net-a-Porter
                                                                                            • Matalan
                                                                                              • … considers refinancing
                                                                                                • … founder could receive £250m amid refinancing
                                                                                                  • Moss Bros chairman steps down
                                                                                                    • Mulberry reveals strong FY trading
                                                                                                      • New Look board mulls IPO withdrawal
                                                                                                        • Primark sales up 8%
                                                                                                          • Suits You CVA successful
                                                                                                            • SuperGroup
                                                                                                              • … seeks to raise £125m
                                                                                                                • … confirms IPO details
                                                                                                                  • … IPO expected to be oversubscribed
                                                                                                                    • Whistles suffers £5m loss in 2008
                                                                                                                      • Michels rules himself out of M&S chairman role
                                                                                                                        • River Island aims for slice of childrenswear market
                                                                                                                          • US: Gap plots new shopping website and Italian entry
                                                                                                                            • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                              • Poundland
                                                                                                                                • … owner Advent mulls sale
                                                                                                                                  • … announces bullish expansion plans
                                                                                                                                    • … founder to launch mid-market variety chain
                                                                                                                                      • Home Bargains in £25m expansion drive
                                                                                                                                        • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                          • Home Retail Group LFLs down 9.4%
                                                                                                                                            • Books and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                              • Card Factory founders poised for £400m windfall
                                                                                                                                                • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                  • Debenhams sales up 1.7%
                                                                                                                                                    • House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                      • … announces partnership with Retail Arabia
                                                                                                                                                        • … outlines expansion plans
                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                            • … combines store and online retailing
                                                                                                                                                              • … posts 9.7% profit rise
                                                                                                                                                                • Liberty
                                                                                                                                                                  • … mulls freehold sale of London flagship store
                                                                                                                                                                    • … poised for sale
                                                                                                                                                                      • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                        • Kingfisher sales hit the buffers
                                                                                                                                                                          • Travis Perkins profits down 11%
                                                                                                                                                                            • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                              • Best Buy circles Homebase stores
                                                                                                                                                                                • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                  • DFS poised for £500m sale
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Habitat makes redundancies to re-establish growth
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Richemont makes Net-a-Porter bid
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Flying Brands profit up
                                                                                                                                                                                            • N Brown to launch plus-size menswear
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Alliance Boots considers click-and-collect deals with rivals
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Body Shop posts robust results
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Blacks
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • … adjourns EGM after Sports Direct buys stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • … begins store expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • … to ask for deadline for Sports Direct bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • … circled by Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … blocks Blacks' fund raising and mulls bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • … eyes Blacks Leisure stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • … retails sales rise 9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • … succeeds in Blacks stake purchase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • … buys car servicing company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • … ponders £30m Blacks Leisure bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • HobbyCraft attracts more suitors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Economics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • BRC: Retail sales rebound in February
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • London retail LFLs up 9.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ONS: Retail sales down 1.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Scottish retailers suffer poor January sales

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