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UK Retail Briefing - May 2013

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Morrisons and Ocado
      • Doubts
        • Being more positive
        • 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, 2008-13
            • Inflation
              • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2012-13
            • Looking forward
            • Sector Focus – Electrical Goods Retailing

                • Mintel’s Tracker: confidence rising
                  • Figure 6: The consumer: Trends in activities done and consider to do, June 2012-April 2013
                  • Figure 7: The consumer: Trends in what extra money is spent on, November 2009-April 2013
                  • Figure 8: The consumer: Trends in current financial situation compared a year ago, July 2011-April 2013
                • Spending on electricals jumps in 2012
                    • Figure 9: Consumer spending (incl. VAT), 2008-13
                    • Figure 10: Consumer prices inflation: Annual % change, selected categories, March 2012-March 2013
                  • Specialists sector sales: hit by the loss of Comet
                    • Figure 11: Retail sales (incl. VAT), 2008-13
                    • Figure 12: Electrical goods specialists’ sales as % of consumer spending on electrical goods, 2008-13
                  • The retailers: Who is gaining from Comet’s demise?
                    • Figure 13: Estimated distribution of Comet’s share of electrical goods sales, 2013
                • Headlines for the month

                  • Convenience stores
                    • Grocers
                      • Other food specialists
                        • Clothing retailing
                          • Footwear retailing
                            • Multi-sector retailing
                              • Department stores
                                • Carpet retailing
                                  • Home shopping
                                    • Health and beauty retailing
                                      • Books and stationery retailing
                                        • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                          • Economy
                                          • News Analysis

                                            • Bakers
                                              • UK: Greggs issues profit warning
                                                • Convenience stores
                                                  • UK: Asda to invest £700 million in new ‘convenience’ services
                                                    • UK: Musgrave Group reports 11% growth in turnover
                                                      • UK: Spar launches forecourt offer
                                                        • Grocers
                                                          • UK: Farmfoods posts 2012 financial results
                                                            • UK: Lidl doubles the number of “healthy tills”
                                                              • UK: Morrisons
                                                                • …nears deal with Ocado
                                                                  • …posts Q1 trading results
                                                                    • …puts 700 jobs at risk with cash-handling technology
                                                                      • …questions Tesco’s Price Promise claims
                                                                        • …scraps chief executive bonus
                                                                          • …adds 200,000 sq. ft. of retail space
                                                                            • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                              • …Justin King denies rumours he is quitting
                                                                                • …posts full year results
                                                                                  • …puts London HQ up for lease
                                                                                    • UK: Tesco
                                                                                      • …opens mobile app office in Shoreditch
                                                                                        • …profits plunge 13% as it confirms US exit
                                                                                          • …revamps Clubcard website
                                                                                            • …sees slowest sales growth in nine months
                                                                                              • …to unveil revival plans
                                                                                                • …trials new shopping model
                                                                                                  • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                    • …begins year with 11% sales growth
                                                                                                      • …to open first farm shop
                                                                                                        • …to supply food to Eurostar trains
                                                                                                          • Other food specialists
                                                                                                            • UK: Thorntons posts encouraging Q3 results
                                                                                                              • UK: Whittard reports strong performance
                                                                                                                • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                  • UK: Abercrombie & Fitch to open first European outlet store
                                                                                                                    • UK: Ann Summers to boost wholesale after £1.2 million profit increase
                                                                                                                      • UK: Aurora
                                                                                                                        • …credit insurance reduced amid restructuring process
                                                                                                                          • …and Karen Millen outsource property functions
                                                                                                                            • …seeks rent reduction from landlords
                                                                                                                              • UK: Burberry posts sales increase
                                                                                                                                • UK: Crombie to launch made-to-measure service
                                                                                                                                  • UK: French Connection
                                                                                                                                    • …group director leaves after 12 years
                                                                                                                                      • …appoints new finance director
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Guess appoints new chief design officer
                                                                                                                                          • UK: H&M
                                                                                                                                            • …March sales drop as spring delayed by cold weather
                                                                                                                                              • …to dress the 2016 Swedish Olympic team
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Hackett looks at buying Regent Street Ferrari store
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Internacionale signs on to British Land in Hull
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: J Crew looks for menswear only store
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Jaeger launches space for emerging talent
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Joules considers selling minority stake
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Karen Millen appoints new CFO
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Kookai to exit UK market
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: New Look
                                                                                                                                                                • …to reduce debt burden through £800m bond issue
                                                                                                                                                                  • …footwear buying director steps down
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Next
                                                                                                                                                                      • …cautious over rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                        • …chief executive to share bonus
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Oasis launches personalisation service
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Primark
                                                                                                                                                                              • …plots French stores
                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports profit growth
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: River Island to launch second Rihanna collaboration
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Select searching for 200 new stores over next five years
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Superdry looks at luxury retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …hire new logistics boss
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to open new distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …strong results as it eyes expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: T.M. Lewin
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …boosts international portfolio with 5-year expansion plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …eyes Nigeria, India and Philippines for international expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Victoria’s Secret poaches Aurora omni-channel director
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dune launches in-store technology
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Jane Shilton results show £1.9 million loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mascotte to open first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sole Trader profits plummet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: 99p Stores: Scotland expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …rivals Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …like-for-likes up for first time in five years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …formal menswear buyer joins John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …considered purchasing Jaeger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …lingerie and beauty buyer exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …overhauls womenswear team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …posts encouraging Q4 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …hires new director of Lingerie
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …posts a fall in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …reports increase in cookware sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …seeks reduced lead times
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …set to become the latest cold weather casualty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Harvey Nichols boss denies exit rumours
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …eyed by Qataris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …poaches new executives
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to boost premium credentials
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …looks at broadband market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …launches sofa reuse scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to begin At Home store in Kent next week
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to offer degree-equivalent qualifications
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …fee from suppliers for early payment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …restructures senior buying roles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to launch click-and-collect
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Kingfisher announces expansion into Romania
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: HMV retains market share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Rough Trade reports 25% sales growth in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Carpetright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …announces management reshuffle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …sales spurred by refurbs and cold weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Barker & Stonehouse opens first London store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Ikea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …unveils plans for new Sheffield store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …opens pop-up shops in London stations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Range plots Scottish expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dunelm posts third quarter results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Williams-Sonoma opens first store in UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Amazon posts Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …posts H1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …senior director to step down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to launch value fashion line
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Debenhams rated top for mobile retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: EBook growth drives total UK book sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Iceland Foods trials new e-commerce site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: John Lewis online sales hit £1 billion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Littlewoods launches Facebook shopping tool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: N Brown Group posts strong full year results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Ocado reconfirms that it will not be acquired by Morrisons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Waterstones founder to launch online books offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Lush’s pre-tax profits rise by 22.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Clintons reports sales growth under new owner American Greetings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: WH Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …announces new chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …profits up, sales down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: JD Sports profits fall by 18.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …closes 14 JJB Sports stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …posts Q4 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reportedly freezes buying operations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Claire’s Accessories prepares to launch ecommerce in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Pandora acquires former Asda CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Swarovski to launch new fascia Cadenza at Westfield Stratford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Tesco-owned garden centre Dobbies opens retail village in Edinburgh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Opticians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Vision Express expands in North West
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Entertainer introduces 90-minute deliveries
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Halfords sales helped by cold weather
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Mothercare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …announces flat Q4 like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …head office staff put into consultation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: BRC:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …footfall fell in March 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …like-for-like retail sales fall in April 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …non-food retailers plan to cut staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …retail search volumes increase in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …shop price inflation falls in April
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: ONS: March 2013 retail results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: PopUp Britain to open flagship store on King’s road

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Abercrombie & Fitch UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Advertising Standards Authority
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Amazon.co.uk
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • American Greetings Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ann Summers Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ASOS (International retail sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ASOS (UK retail sales)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Associated British Foods Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Aurora fashions UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Barker and Stonehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • BDO Stoy Hayward
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Boux Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • BT Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Budgens Stores Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Burberry Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Carpetright Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Carpetright UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Centra (Ireland)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Champion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Chausport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Claire's Accessories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Crown Eyeglass Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dave Whelan Sports Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dobbies Garden Centres plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dune Footwear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dune Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dunelm (Soft Furnishings) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Early Learning Centre Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Eurostar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Facebook, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Farmfoods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Federation of Small Businesses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ferrari S.p.A.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Figleaves Global Trading Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fresh & Easy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fresh Connection Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Giraffe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Granada Television
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Guess (Europe)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Hackett Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Halfords Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Harvey Nichols UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Internacionale Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Isobar USA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • ITV plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • J. Crew Group, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jaeger Company's Shops Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jane Shilton Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jasper Conran
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JD Sports - Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jenny Packham London Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JJB Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Joules
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JP Morgan Fleming
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Karen Millen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kingfisher Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kingfisher UK & Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • kookai UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lakeland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Landsbanki Islands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lipsy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LK Bennett Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Londis (Holdings) Ltd - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Lush Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Make-up Art Cosmetics, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Marks & Spencer (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Morrisons M Local
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Musgrave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Musgrave UK - retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Next Directory
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Next Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Next Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Nokia Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • O2 / Telefonica UK (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Office of Fair Trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Pandora Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Phones 4U Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • PUMA AG Rudolf Dassler Sport
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • R Twining and Company Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • River Island Clothing Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Roberto Cavalli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ryvita Company Ltd (The)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sainsbury's Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Select (Retail) Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shoon Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shop Direct Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sole Trader (Twinmar Ltd)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports Direct UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Superdrug Stores Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Superquinn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Swarovski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • T.M.LEWIN
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • TalkTalk Telecom Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Telegraph Group Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tesco (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The British Land Company Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Carphone Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Entertainer (Amersham) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Hollister Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The Range
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • TM Lewin & Sons Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Valentino
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Victoria's Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Vision Express (UK) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Vivarte
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Waterstones Booksellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Whittard of Chelsea
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wickes Building Supplies Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Williams-Sonoma, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Wm Morrison Supermarkets

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            UK Retail Briefing - May 2013

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            £295.00 (Excl.Tax)