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UK Retail Briefing - March 2013

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Sticking ones neck out
      • Giraffe
        • Logic
          • Where next?
          • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

            • Key points
              • Retail sales trends
                • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2012-13
              • BRC data for February
                • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2011-13
              • John Lewis
                • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2012-13
              • 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, 2012-13
              • Looking forward
              • Sector Focus: The Mixed-Goods Discounters

                  • Sector performance
                    • Figure 6: Mixed goods retailers/variety stores sector sales (incl. VAT), 2008-12
                    • Figure 7: Combined net sales and combined sector share of the eight leading mixed-goods discount retailers, 2007-12
                    • Figure 3: Tesco’s £Shop branding, April 2013
                  • Market shares
                    • Figure 9: Leading mixed-goods discounters’ share of mixed-goods sector sales, 2012
                    • Figure 10: Leading mixed-goods discounters’ share of mixed-goods sector sales, 2009-12
                  • Sales and store numbers
                    • Figure 11: Leading mixed-goods discounters’ sales, 2009-12
                    • Figure 12: Leading mixed-goods discounters’ store numbers, 2009-11
                  • Can it last?
                    • Figure 13: The consumer: Trends in current financial situation compared with a year ago, selected statements, July 2011-February 2013
                    • Figure 14: The consumer: Trends in how respondents would describe their financial situation, selected statements, February 2009-February 2013
                    • Figure 15: The consumer: Grocery shopping habits, selected statements, March 2012-February 2013
                  • Savvy shopping
                    • Figure 16: The consumer: Agreement with attitudes towards shopping, selected statements, September 2012
                    • Figure 17: The consumer: Changes to budgeting habits in 2012 compared to 2011, September 2012
                  • What this means
                  • Headlines for the Month

                    • Convenience stores
                      • Grocers
                        • Other Food specialists
                          • Clothing retailing
                            • Department stores
                              • DIY retailing
                                • Garden retailing
                                  • Housewares retailing
                                    • Music and video goods retailing
                                      • Furniture retailing
                                        • Home shopping
                                          • Health and beauty retailing
                                            • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                              • Economy
                                              • New Analysis

                                                • Co-ops
                                                  • The Co-op extends contactless payment technology
                                                    • Convenience stores
                                                      • Morrisons to tailor M Local stores to London
                                                        • Nisa to receive £100m funding from Barclays
                                                          • Spar launches £1 value campaign
                                                            • Waitrose to increase its convenience stores in London
                                                              • Grocers
                                                                • Asda
                                                                  • …brings in McKinsey to draft new five-year plan
                                                                    • …posts flat like-for-likes over Christmas
                                                                      • Frozen burger sales plummet
                                                                        • Frozen food retailers eye Blockbuster stores
                                                                          • Iceland follows Morrisons into Gibraltar
                                                                            • Lidl equips store managers with iPads
                                                                              • Meat testing: no new positives reported
                                                                                • Morrisons
                                                                                  • …buys 49 former Blockbuster stores
                                                                                    • …last of big four to launch own clothing range
                                                                                      • …reported to have acquired HMV stores
                                                                                        • Sainsbury’s
                                                                                          • …annual merchandise sales reach £1 billion for the first time
                                                                                            • …extends commitment to British milk supply chain
                                                                                              • Supermarkets get 58p of every pound spent in retail
                                                                                                • Tesco
                                                                                                  • …Clubcard TV goes live
                                                                                                    • …issues apology after spaghetti bolognaise was found to contain 60% horsemeat
                                                                                                      • …to initiate price war
                                                                                                        • …to restructure distribution network
                                                                                                          • Waitrose
                                                                                                            • …introduces drive-through service
                                                                                                              • …was aware of contaminated meat products
                                                                                                                • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                  • Thorntons commercial business focus sees profits rise
                                                                                                                    • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                      • All Saints suffers six-month sales decline
                                                                                                                        • Aquascutum appoints new chief operating officer
                                                                                                                          • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                            • …to spin off Coast as independent company
                                                                                                                              • …to undergo restructuring
                                                                                                                                • Blue Inc emerges as a potential buyer for Republic
                                                                                                                                  • French Connection warned over misleading pricing
                                                                                                                                    • Go Outdoors hires new chief executive from Dixons
                                                                                                                                      • H&M opens first & Other Stories store in London
                                                                                                                                        • Hobbs lays out overseas expansion plans
                                                                                                                                          • Intu expands with £250 million deal
                                                                                                                                            • Jack Wills opens second UAE store
                                                                                                                                              • La Senza focuses on core young customer
                                                                                                                                                • Mango to open new store Mango Touch in London
                                                                                                                                                  • Monsoon Accessorize
                                                                                                                                                    • …appoints new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                      • …criticised for extending supplier payment terms
                                                                                                                                                        • …appoints former George at Asda executive as international director
                                                                                                                                                          • New Look set to open in China
                                                                                                                                                            • Next considers domestic production
                                                                                                                                                              • Owners of Matalan consider buying Republic
                                                                                                                                                                • Primark
                                                                                                                                                                  • …expects like-for-likes to rise by 7%
                                                                                                                                                                    • …hits online wall
                                                                                                                                                                      • …rules out retail park expansion
                                                                                                                                                                        • …to open St David’s flagship
                                                                                                                                                                          • Reiss rehires former womenswear designer
                                                                                                                                                                            • Republic
                                                                                                                                                                              • …considers pre-pack administration
                                                                                                                                                                                • …on the verge of administration
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …support from Danish Jack & Jones owner
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …another high street casualty
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Topshop
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …boss eyes beds retailer Dreams
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …opens flagship store in Los Angeles
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …partners with Google to launch digital fashion show experience
                                                                                                                                                                                              • White Stuff hires new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shoe Zone steps it up
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …exits China after four months
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to axe its TV shopping channel
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …joins British Fashion Council to promote British fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …goes green
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …fashion sales slump
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …extends foothold in the Baltics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales declined by 10% in January
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …axes more than 300 jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …held acquisition talks with House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …invests £57 million in store revamps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …sees growth in 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …signs up to Collect+ for easier returns
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to close Park Royal distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • B&Q hires first omnichannel director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kingfisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …chief warns government over business rates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …Q4 sales down on last year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Robert Dyas considers shopping centre expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Travis Perkins sees construction improving
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Garden retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Gordale Nurseries results in line with expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dixons sells B2B IT arm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Maplin revamps stores in £2 million investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Peter Jones looks to acquire 30 Jessops shops
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Poundstretcher eyes former Comet stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Housewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Dunelm profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Blockbuster to close a further 164 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …collapsed owing £20 million in tax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …thrown potential lifeline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …administrator sells stores in Hong Kong and Singapore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …boss Trevor Moore made redundant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …HMV Guernsey also falls into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to axe more staff and stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to receive support from Elton John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Game eyes HMV, Blockbuster and Jessops stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ikea UK profits down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Next to open third Home and Garden store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon hires new UK finance director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Condé Nast invests in Farfetch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tesco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to launch online entertainment stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …welcomes Belsham back after just 18 months at Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …boosts global online business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • The Hut Group appoints new chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Zalando to scale back UK operation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Book retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Independent bookshop shelf life declines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Boots invests in hearing practices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lloydspharmacy boss steps down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Cotswold Outdoor sees sales increase by 14%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • JD Sports acquires Cloggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …buys Republic out of administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …founder sells £100 million worth of shares
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …posts profit rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lego builds on success
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Albemarle & Bond sees 33% drop in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Kiddicare will add seven superstores to its portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • BRC: February sees strongest retail growth for three years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • British Land acquires portfolio of retail properties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Halt in retail sector growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Railway station retailers outperform high street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Retail business costs soar £20 billion in six years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Rules on price comparison advertising relaxed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shopper footfall plummets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Treasury will consider business rates rethink

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • A. S. Watson (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ABP Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Albemarle & Bond PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aldi Stores Ltd (UK & Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • All Saints
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Alliance Boots UK Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aquascutum Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bargain Booze Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Berghaus Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bestseller
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bhs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Blinkbox
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Blockbuster Entertainment Ltd (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Blockbuster Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Fashion Council
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Bullring
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Colgate-Palmolive Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Condé Nast Publications Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Cotswold Outdoor Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Danone UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Debenhams (UK and Republic of Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dovecote Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Dreams Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • EMI Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ernst & Young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Fenn Wright & Manson Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Findus Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Findus Ltd [UK]
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Focus
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Food Standards Agency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Frozen Value Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Glastonbury Festivals Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Go Outdoors Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Google UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Heron Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Hobbs Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jack Wills Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Johnson & Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Juicy Couture, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Karen Millen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kellogg Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • La Senza Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lakeside Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • LEGO Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Little Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lloyds Pharmacy (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mamas & Papas Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Maplin Electronics Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marks & Spencer (UK) clothing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Marriott International, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • McKinsey & Company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Meadowhall Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Monsoon Accessorize Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Network Rail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Nisa (fascia) incl. Loco
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Phones 4U Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Poundstretcher Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • PricewaterhouseCoopers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Primark/Penneys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Reiss Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Robert Dyas Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sainsbury's Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Savills Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Schwarz Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Screwfix UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ScS Upholstery Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Shoe Zone Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Silentnight Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sports Direct UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Taco Bell Corp.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tesco Express (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Booksellers Association
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The British Land Company Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Forum of Private Business (FPB)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Hut Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The North Face Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • The Officers Club Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tile Giant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • TJX International (TK Maxx Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Toolstation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topman old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Travis Perkins PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • USC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Vodafone Group Plc (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Warner Music Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • White Stuff Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wickes Building Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • YouTube, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Zalando

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