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UK Retail Briefing - September 2011

  • What is the outlook for the retail market.
  • Sector focus – this month on DIY, furniture and carpet specialists
  • Analysis of September’s retail news.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Westfield, Stratford - Just another shopping Mall?
      • Design
        • John Lewis
          • The centre
            • What about the recession?
            • Headlines for the Month

              • Grocers
                • Food specialists
                  • Clothing retailers
                    • Footwear retailers
                      • Mixed goods retailers
                        • DIY retailers
                          • Electricals retailers
                            • Furniture retailers
                              • Home shopping
                                • Books and stationery
                                  • Music and video
                                  • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                                    • Key points
                                      • Retail sales trends
                                        • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2010-11
                                        • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2010-11
                                      • John Lewis
                                        • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2010-11
                                      • Inflation and wages
                                        • Figure 4: RPI vs Average weekly earnings growth, 2008-11
                                      • Inflation remains uncomfortably high
                                        • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for selected product groups, 2010-11
                                      • Looking forward
                                      • Sector Focus – DIY, Furniture, and Carpet Specialists

                                          • Sector relatives
                                            • Figure 6: DIY, furniture and carpet specialists: sales as % of all retail sales, 2006-10
                                            • Figure 7: DIY, furniture and carpet specialists: sales as % of all retail sales, Q1 2010-Q2 2011
                                          • Retail sales data
                                            • Figure 8: DIY, furniture and carpet specialists: retail sales, 2006-11 (e)
                                            • Figure 9: DIY, furniture and carpet specialists: retail sales growth, Jan-Jul 2011
                                          • The market environment
                                            • Figure 10: Number of residential property transactions, Q1 2006-Q2 2011
                                            • Figure 11: Gross value of new mortgage approvals, Jan 2006-Jul 2011
                                          • Mintel’s tracker survey
                                            • Figure 12: Mintel Tracker Survey extracts: Agreement with statements, Sept 2010-Aug 2011
                                          • Consumer prices inflation
                                            • Figure 13: Annual average indices of retail prices for selected categories 2006-10
                                            • Figure 14: Inflation in selected categories, Sep 2010-Aug 2011
                                          • Consumer expenditure
                                            • Figure 15: Consumer expenditure on selected product categories, 2006-10
                                            • Figure 16: Growth in consumer spending on selected categories, Q1 2011
                                          • Leading retailers
                                            • Furniture specialists
                                              • Figure 17: Leading furniture specialists, 2010/11
                                            • Carpet retailers
                                                • Figure 18: Leading carpet specialists, 2010/11
                                              • DIY specialists
                                                  • Figure 19: Leading DIY retailers specialists, 2010/11
                                              • News Analysis

                                                • Grocers
                                                  • Asda
                                                    • …aims to open 250 smaller supermarkets
                                                      • …launches mobile groceries site
                                                        • …like-for-likes up 0.5% in second quarter
                                                          • Asda Income Tracker: Families £11 worse off
                                                            • Booths refinances for store expansion
                                                              • Co-op profits and sales hit by tough climate
                                                                • Morrisons
                                                                  • …appoints Credit Suisse as it considers Iceland bid
                                                                    • …leads big four in market share
                                                                      • …profits rise 8%
                                                                        • North East Convenience Stores sees 4.7% sales rise
                                                                          • Ocado launches 'shopping wall'
                                                                            • Sainsbury's
                                                                              • …to hire 15,000 Christmas staff
                                                                                • …trials branded price match in Northern Ireland
                                                                                  • Spar UK launches own label range
                                                                                    • Tesco
                                                                                      • …Amazon-style site to launch in January
                                                                                        • …opens virtual store in South Korea
                                                                                          • …revamps Direct to 'Amazon-style'
                                                                                            • …to sell Japan business
                                                                                              • The People's Supermarket plans second store
                                                                                                • Waitrose
                                                                                                  • …aims to boost sales with extended hours
                                                                                                    • …appoints executive chef
                                                                                                      • Food and drink specialists
                                                                                                        • Bargain Booze up for sale for £100m
                                                                                                          • Poundbakery aims to take on Greggs
                                                                                                            • Thorntons pre-tax profit falls after impairment charges
                                                                                                              • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                • Primark considers 300 store openings in Europe
                                                                                                                  • Pull & Bear and Bershka to launch transactional sites
                                                                                                                    • Rugby Ralph Lauren opens first European store
                                                                                                                      • TJX Europe triples profits in second quarter
                                                                                                                        • Alexon Group
                                                                                                                          • …issues profit warning and sparks takeover talks
                                                                                                                            • …issues profit warning
                                                                                                                              • Arcadia makes redundancies in harsh trading conditions
                                                                                                                                • Aurora
                                                                                                                                  • …to launch Asos-style international Online strategy
                                                                                                                                    • …trials mobile payment in stores
                                                                                                                                      • Austin Reed to open new concept flagship in Regent Street
                                                                                                                                        • Coast trials new concept in revamped concessions
                                                                                                                                          • Cos to open two new stores in London
                                                                                                                                            • Christian Louboutin loses bid to protect signature shoes
                                                                                                                                              • Fat Face seeks international expansion
                                                                                                                                                • French Connection reports as expected first half results
                                                                                                                                                  • H&M brand Monki launches in UK
                                                                                                                                                    • Isabella Oliver sees record growth
                                                                                                                                                      • Jane Norman revamp
                                                                                                                                                        • La Senza looks to exit poor stores
                                                                                                                                                          • Matalan to create 2,300 Christmas jobs
                                                                                                                                                            • New Look
                                                                                                                                                              • …reviews property
                                                                                                                                                                • …to streamline its store portfolio after review
                                                                                                                                                                  • Peacock Group takes Bonmarché off the market
                                                                                                                                                                    • Reiss plans for future with click-and-collect
                                                                                                                                                                      • Rigby & Peller majority stake sold to Van de Velde
                                                                                                                                                                        • SuperGroup sales still rising
                                                                                                                                                                          • Tommy Hilfiger to open largest UK store
                                                                                                                                                                            • Van de Velde plans Rigby & Peller global growth
                                                                                                                                                                              • Victoria's Secret expands in UK
                                                                                                                                                                                • White Stuff pushes 'community' retail
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clarks sets target of 100 per year overseas store openings
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Argos sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Ireland: 99p Stores to launch in Ireland with €uro 50
                                                                                                                                                                                            • 99p Stores secure £20m banking facility to double business
                                                                                                                                                                                              • H&T pawnbroker sees first half profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Poundworld's credit insurance pulled despite 500% profit rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • M&S launches second phase of sustainable cotton project
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …claims retail world-first with smartphone innovation
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …major Indian expansion plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Harrods to launch online magazine and mobile site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …plans to expand own-label menswear
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …sales rise despite rioters
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to use Waitrose stores to double click-and-collect network
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Laura Ashley like-for-likes up 3.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Lewis Home Retail saves two more TJ Hughes stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Selfridges Manchester revamps its beauty hall as it ploughs £20m into store improvements
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • TJ Hughes closes another 12 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Floors 2 Go collapses into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Homebase launches premium homewares brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Robert Dyas boss to 'get back to basics'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Topps Tiles warns on profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Wilkinson profits hit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Best Buy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …Enfield opening not delayed by riots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …UK launches m-commerce site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Comet sale in doubts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Dixons like-for-likes fall 7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jessops confident on back of full-year figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Crate & Barrel to start brand building for UK opening
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Life & Style bought out of administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Lombok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …bought out of pre-pack administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …looking at administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Oka profits up 24%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Walmsley Furnishing goes into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Amazon to launch order collection lockers in UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ebay reports 25% rise in million pound businesses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Findel reports rising sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Flying Brands reports loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Funky Pigeon trial store opens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Ideal world to launch customer rewards programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to open new distribution centre in Oxford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …urged to halt second fulfilment centre plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …launches 'shopping wall'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Simply Be opens first physical store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Clintons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …hires Dixons' marketing man
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …hoping to stagger September rent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Waterstone's to axe 3 for 2 offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • WH Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …full year to be in line with expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …launches £50m share buy-back programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Music and video games
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Game signs deal with Sony
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • HMV sales fall but retailer remains positive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • JD Sports closes on deal to rebrand Cecil Gee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • JJB turnaround success to see directors rewarded
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Snow + Rock to open tri-brand superstore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports Direct sees profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jewellery and accessories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Aurum halts sale process until 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Claire's debuts new London concept store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Goldsmiths to debut new concept store at Westfield Stratford
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Signet UK's second quarter profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Countrywide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …launches own-brand value offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …seeking acquisitions as sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Garden Centre Group acquires Country Homes and Gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …footfall falls as vacancy is low
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …retail sales steady in August despite riots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …urges business rate suspension for riot-hit retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Consumers more cash-strapped than ever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ecommerce growth slows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Grocers fined for price fixing on dairy products
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Inflation rises to 4.4% in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • London and Japan agree luxury retail partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • ONS: Flat retail growth in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shop price inflation slows in August
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Westfield Stratford 95% leased

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Companies Covered

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • 99p Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • A Mclelland & Son Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aldi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alexon Brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Alexon Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Allied Irish Bank
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Amazon.com Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Apple, Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Arcadia Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Arla Foods amba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Asda Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aurora Fashions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Aurum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Austin Reed Group Ltd (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Barclays Bank plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Barclays Global Investors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bargain Booze Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bath & Body Works
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bershka France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Best Buy Co.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Biba
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Blackwell UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bloomingdale's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Blooms of Bressingham Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bluewater Shopping Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Bonmarché
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Brita (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • British Retail Consortium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • BT Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • C&J Clark Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Claire's Accessories
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Clinton Cards Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Co-operative Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Comet Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Contessa (Ladieswear) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Country Homes and Gardens Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Countrywide Assured Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Crate & Barrel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Credit Suisse Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cruise (Glasgow) Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Currys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dairy Crest Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Darty Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Debenhams Total (GTV)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Della Femina Rothschild Jeary and Partners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Diesel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dixons Retail Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Duke Street Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • eBay Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • ECI Ventures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • EH Booth & Co Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ernest Jones Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ethel Austin Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fat Face Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Findel plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Floors 2 go
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Flying Brands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • French Connection (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Game Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Goldsmiths Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Google, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Greggs Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Grupo Inditex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • H Samuel Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • H&M Hennes & Mauritz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Habitat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Harrods Group Total
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Harvey & Thompson Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Henleys Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HMV Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Home Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Homebase Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • House of Fraser Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • HSBC Holdings plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Iceland Foods Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ideal Shopping Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Isabella Oliver
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • J. Sainsbury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jane Norman Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JD Sports Fashion plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • JJB Sports Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • John Lewis Plc (department store)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kantar Media
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Karen Millen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kiddicare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Kleeneze plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • La Senza Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lacoste
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Land of Leather Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Land Securities Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Landsbanki Islands Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Laura Ashley Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lidl (UK)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lion Capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lloyds Banking Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lombok Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mappin & Webb Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Matalan Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Moonpig.com Limited
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Morphy Richards Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Moss Bros Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mothercare Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • N Brown Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Netto Foodstores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • New Look Group Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nielsen Media Research, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Nisa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Oakley, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Oasis Fashions Ltd - UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ocado Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Office for National Statistics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Office of Fair Trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Oka Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Otto Group (Multichannel Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • PC World (DSG UK Computing)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Peacock Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Peacocks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Polo Ralph Lauren Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Poundland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Poundworld Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Primark Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pull & Bear UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ralph Lauren Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Reiss Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Rigby & Peller Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert Dyas Holdings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Robert Wiseman Dairies Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Safeway Inc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Selfridges Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Selfridges Retail Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Signet Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Snow & Rock Sports Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Somerfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sony Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spar UK Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sports Direct Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Starbucks Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • SuperGroup Plc (Retail)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Swarovski
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tesco Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Jessops Group Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The North Face Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Penguin Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The People's Supermarket
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The TJX Companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Thorntons Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • TJ Hughes Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Tommy Hilfiger Corporation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topman old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topps Tiles Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Topshop old
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Town & Country
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • USC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Van de Velde LV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Victoria's Secret
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Virgin Group Ltd.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Waitrose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Walmart Stores (USA)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Walmsley Furnishing Plc
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Warehouse Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Watches of Switzerland Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Waterstones Booksellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Westfield Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • WH Smith PLC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • White Stuff Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wilkinson Hardware Stores Ltd
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wm Morrison Supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wyevale Garden Centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Yves Saint Laurent

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              UK Retail Briefing - September 2011

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              £295.00 (Excl.Tax)