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European Retail Briefing - August 2010

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

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Deichmann – role model for the recovery
      • Robust sector
        • Thrifty consumers
          • Deichmann leads the way
          • Headlines for the Month

            • Food retailers
              • Clothing retailers
                • Multi-sector
                  • Department stores
                    • DIY
                      • Electricals
                        • Health and beauty
                          • Luxury goods
                          • Retail Sales Review

                            • Key points
                              • France
                                • Figure 1: France: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 2: France: Inflation, 2009-10
                              • Germany
                                • Figure 3: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 4: Germany: Inflation, 2009-10
                              • Italy
                                • Figure 5: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 6: Italy: Inflation, 2009-10
                              • Netherlands
                                • Figure 7: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 8: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2009-10
                              • Spain
                                • Figure 9: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 10: Spain: Inflation, 2009-10
                              • UK
                                • Figure 11: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                              • Inflation
                                • Figure 12: UK: Annual percentage change in Retail Price Index for selected product groups, 2009-10
                            • News Analysis

                              • Bakers (retail)
                                • UK: Hotel Chocolat raises £3.7 million in chocolate bonds
                                  • UK: Thorntons suffers further sales woe
                                    • Grocers
                                      • Belgium: Colruyt enjoys strong start to 2010
                                        • Estonia: Maxima continues to struggle
                                          • France: Carrefour sales up in Q2
                                            • France: Casino Q2 sales up 8.5%
                                              • Germany: Aldi
                                                • …exits Greece
                                                  • …founder Theo Albrecht dies
                                                    • Latvia: Lenta announces expansion plans
                                                      • Netherlands: Jumbo Supermarkets enjoys positive Q1
                                                        • Portugal: Jeronimo Martins Q2 profit improves
                                                          • Russian Federation: Magnit reports Q2 sales boost
                                                            • Russian Federation: Seventh Continent sales up 15%
                                                              • Sweden: Axfood Q2 results show improvement
                                                                • UK: Fidelity buys Ocado stake
                                                                  • UK: Ocado hits out at funding claims
                                                                    • UK: Government creates new supermarket adjudicator
                                                                      • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                        • …to roll out 'eco-friendly' milk bags
                                                                          • …trials prescription vending machines
                                                                            • UK: Tesco launches £140m Clubcard promotion
                                                                              • Clothing retailing
                                                                                • Italy: Benetton H1 profit rises
                                                                                  • Spain: Mango announces bullish expansion plans
                                                                                    • Sweden: H&M reports June sales improvement
                                                                                      • UK: Alexon appoints commercial director
                                                                                        • UK: Arcadia relaunches all of its fashion sites
                                                                                          • UK: Aurora
                                                                                            • …appoints new MDs at Coast and Oasis
                                                                                              • …posts £23 million profit
                                                                                                • UK: Fly53 to open 26 stores
                                                                                                  • UK: Matalan LFLs up 3%
                                                                                                    • UK: Primark
                                                                                                      • …appoints Lyttle as new COO
                                                                                                        • …to open second Oxford Street store
                                                                                                          • UK: Select looking to expand
                                                                                                            • UK: SuperGroup posts strong results
                                                                                                              • UK: Topshop to open Tokyo flagship store
                                                                                                                • UK: USC uses website to sell overseas
                                                                                                                  • UK: Zara returns to profit
                                                                                                                    • UK: LK Bennett to launch in the US
                                                                                                                      • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                        • UK: Jones Bootmaker up for sale
                                                                                                                          • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                            • UK: Argos trials same day delivery
                                                                                                                              • UK: Mothercare
                                                                                                                                • …buys 25% stake in franchisee
                                                                                                                                  • …UK sales down 2.6%
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Wilkinson profits soar 120%
                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                        • Germany: Metro Group posts solid H1 results
                                                                                                                                          • Italy: Gruppo Coin buys 54 stores
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Alliance Boots takes stake in Turkish company
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Fopp to open store in Waterstone's outlet
                                                                                                                                                • UK: HMV launches digital music service
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                    • …appoints new CFO
                                                                                                                                                      • …sells school uniforms for overweight kids
                                                                                                                                                        • …starts student initiative
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Next
                                                                                                                                                            • …brand Lipsy to broaden offer
                                                                                                                                                              • …sales rise 1.3%
                                                                                                                                                                • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                  • Finland: Stockmann posts soild Q2 results
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Beales buys new department store
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                        • …completes refinancing
                                                                                                                                                                          • …mulls sale and leaseback deals
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Harvey Nichols profit increases
                                                                                                                                                                              • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Praktiker sales down 5.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Kingfisher cost cuts aid results
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Robert Dyas back in black
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Topps Tiles sales decline slows
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Travis Perkins profits up 18.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Russian Federation: M.Video enjoys strong Q2
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: BrightHouse LFLs up 10.7%
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Carphone Warehouse posts sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …scraps some own brands to streamline offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …and Phones 4U form partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Carpetright Q1 sales drop
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: United Carpets FY profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: DFS appoints new chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Habitat hires Waldron as retail director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mark Elliot rescued from administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dunelm FY revenue climbs 18.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Asos sales surge 54%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Findel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …losses widen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sells CWIO division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Flying Brands profit down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Shop Direct losses narrow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Belgium: Omega Pharma Q2 results disappoint
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Russian Federation: 36.6 sees revenue fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Superdrug plots new TV ad campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Body Shop posts steady results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: The Fragrance Shop posts LFLs increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Perfume Shop trials Superdrug link-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Books and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Borders sells Paperchase for $31 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: The Works to be sold for £80 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Blacks LFLs down 7.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: JJB shareholder ups stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Sports Direct posts strong results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Trespass plans major expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Luxury goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: Hermes sales improve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Burberry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …buys 50 stores for £70 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …sales up 24%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dobbies posts FY profit increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Halfords posts mixed results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Jessops targets return to profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: BRC: July retail sales hit by economic uncertainty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: CBI: Retail sales up in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: London retail sales climb 14.4% in June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Retail sales improve in June, says ONS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Footwear Retailing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Retail sales forecasts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Outlook for footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Market size and performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • The European competitive landscape
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 13: Europe: Leading footwear specialists’ market shares, 2008-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Deichmann
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Figure 14: Deichmann: Estimated share of German footwear specialists sales, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Strategic evaluation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Recent history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Financial performance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 15: Deichmann: Sales performance, 2005-09
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Figure 16: Deichmann: Outlet data, 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Retail offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      European Retail Briefing - August 2010

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