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European Retail Briefing - August 2013

Each month Mintel’s UK Retail Briefing concentrates on a particular sector or market. This month’s focus is on Food retailers.

This sector focus includes:

  • Extracts from Mintel’s exclusive monthly Consumer Tracker survey on grocery shopping habits, June 2013
  • Consumer spending on food and non-alcoholic beverages.
  • Retail sales, 2008-2013
  • Leading grocers: Summary of sales update and like for like sales growth Q1 2013

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Showrooming – the red herring of e-commerce
      • Footwear
        • Figure 1: The consumer: How they usually buy footwear, selected statements, May 2013
      • Beauty products
        • Figure 2: The consumer: How they buy usually beauty products, November 2012
    • European Retail Sales

      • Key points
        • Retail sales
            • Figure 3: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales value growth, 2012-13
            • Figure 4: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales volume growth, 2012-13
          • Inflation
            • Figure 5: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2012-13
            • Figure 6: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2012-13
        • Asia-Pacific Retail Handbook: China Resources Enterprise Ltd (Retail)

            • China Resources Enterprise Ltd (retail)
              • Company background
                • Company performance
                    • Figure 7: China Resources Enterprise Ltd (Retail): Financial performance, 2008-12
                    • Figure 8: China Resources Enterprise Ltd (Retail): Distribution of supermarket revenues, by region, 2009 and 2012
                  • Store portfolio
                      • Figure 9: China Resources Enterprise Ltd (Retail): Outlet data, 2008-12
                      • Figure 10: China Resources Enterprise Ltd (Retail): Outlet numbers by region, 2009 and 2012
                    • Retail offering
                      • E-commerce
                      • Headlines for the Month

                        • Grocers
                          • Clothing retailing
                            • Multi-sector retailing
                              • DIY retailing
                                • Electrical retailing
                                  • Health and beauty retailing
                                    • Economy
                                    • News Analysis

                                      • Co-ops
                                        • UK: The Co-op
                                          • …loses market share
                                            • …hires new food trading director
                                              • …refreshes its own-brand food range
                                                • Grocers
                                                  • Belgium: Delhaize Group release second quarter results
                                                    • Europe: Slow pace of horse meat investigation aggravates MP's
                                                      • Europe: Tengelmann Group announces full year results for 2012
                                                        • France: Carrefour reports results for Q2 2013
                                                          • France: Casino cleared for Monoprix acquisition
                                                            • Portugal: Jerónimo Martins experiences strong second quarter growth
                                                              • UK: Asda
                                                                • …expects 75% of Christmas shoppers to shop through multichannel methods
                                                                  • …to increase round pound deals this Christmas
                                                                    • UK: EasyJet founder to launch new EasyFoodstore
                                                                      • UK: Grocers to face possible fines of up to £1 billion
                                                                        • UK: Iceland to increase share of non-food market
                                                                          • UK: Morrisons
                                                                            • …boss calls for online sales tax
                                                                              • …to invest in technology overhaul
                                                                                • …finalises deal with Ocado to launch online grocery
                                                                                  • …renames Wimbledon store ‘Murriwins’
                                                                                    • …to team up with B&Q
                                                                                      • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                        • …appeals ASA decision on Price Promise
                                                                                          • …launches marketing offensive after ASA rejects complaint
                                                                                            • …attacks Tesco over unfair price promise
                                                                                              • …to extend “by Sainsbury’s” brand
                                                                                                • …to launch limited edition "regal" babywear line
                                                                                                  • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                    • …plans to increase click and collect across third party sellers
                                                                                                      • …set to overtake HMV as top DVD retailer
                                                                                                        • …to cull senior management team
                                                                                                          • …share sale director steps down
                                                                                                            • …to launch new TV marketing campaign
                                                                                                              • …to open an F&F flagship store
                                                                                                                • …to open new shopping and leisure destination
                                                                                                                  • …to trial new family restaurant
                                                                                                                    • …tops fresh food poll
                                                                                                                      • …trials tyre fitting service
                                                                                                                        • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                                                          • …posts first half sales jump of 11%
                                                                                                                            • …continues its gardening push
                                                                                                                              • …to launch food collection lockers
                                                                                                                                • …to launch in-store restaurant
                                                                                                                                  • …Aldi and The Co-operative commit to ‘Price it Right’ campaign
                                                                                                                                    • …to open Aylesbury store on 8 August
                                                                                                                                      • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Whittard’s new website focuses on heritage
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Thorntons posts rise in Q4 sales
                                                                                                                                            • Off-licences
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Bargain Booze
                                                                                                                                                • …owner set to float on AIM
                                                                                                                                                  • …sees its share prices rocket
                                                                                                                                                    • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                                      • Europe: LVMH sees sales growth
                                                                                                                                                        • Sweden: H&M reports increase in sales in June 2013
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Blue Inc buys old Republic stores for womenswear push
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Bonmarché reports profit one year after pre-pack administration
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Burberry
                                                                                                                                                                • …like-for-likes rise 13%
                                                                                                                                                                  • …makes two new appointments for international growth
                                                                                                                                                                    • …rolls out click-and-collect
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Fat Face to launch in the US as EBITDA jumps 29%
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Heatwave catches out fashion chains
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Internaçionale acquired in prepack administration by owners
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Jack Wills
                                                                                                                                                                              • …makes loss
                                                                                                                                                                                • …global head of ecommerce to depart
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Matalan boss leaves as founder’s son takes over
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Next sees profits rise by £10 million following summer sale
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Nicole Farhi saved from administration
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Orlebar Brown seeks global expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Primark posts Q3 results
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Retailers see increased sales in heatwave
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …posts year-end results
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sets its sights on Turkey, South America and Singapore
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: TM Lewin enters South Africa in Edcon franchise deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: White Stuff sees return to form as profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Poundstretcher relaunches transactional website
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Wilkinson announces full-year results
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Europe: Metro AG sees sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Ireland: M&S to close Irish stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Argos launches online mobile phone store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Laura Ashley opens first hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Marks & Spencer sees slowdown in clothing sales decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Debenhams recruits high profile designer Todd Lynn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Fenwick acquires another former Selfridges buyer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Fortnum & Mason increases its floor space for Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Harrods opens luxurious new wine department
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: House of Fraser launches new evening delivery service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …appoints new deputy chairman Mark Price
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to trial online personal shopper service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …retail director appointed chair of UK China Visa Alliance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …sees sales return to growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Selfridge’s opens first new toy shop in over a decade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Europe: Praktiker to declare bankruptcy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: B&Q owner Kingfisher records high sales during heatwave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Homebase puts Irish business into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Kingfisher sees sales rise as weather improves
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Robert Dyas sees profits and sales rise under Theo Paphitis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Travis Perkins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …hires Costa Coffee MD
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees profits jump 7.3% despite sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Dobbies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …chief executive exits the business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …appoints new boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Rewe sells 16 ProMarkt stores to Expert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: BrightHouse sees profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Carphone Warehouse posts Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dixons launches same day delivery service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Maplin hires specialist to refine online offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Tesla to open store in Westfield London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Tiger to open first store in Central London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …loses market share to supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …hires former Vodafone Chief executive for digital launch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to return to original store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Carpetright sees sales decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: DFS relaunches website in the face of increased tablet traffic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Dreams set to make 100 redundancies in restructuring programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: IKEA appoints new UK and Ireland Boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …reports second quarter loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …stops free delivery on items under £10
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …announces resignation of Kate Bostock
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …director of human resources exits the company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Boden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …appoints new global brand director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …hires its first ecommerce director to drive online sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Findel sales increase 3.9% in first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Littlewoods launches childrenswear advertising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: My-Wardrobe.com founder leaves company
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Styloko hires new marketing director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: TM Lewin to launch online in Czech Republic
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Europe: The Body Shop like-for-like sales up by 0.5% in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Europe: Dayli closes 355 stores in Austria
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: WH Smith to step up sales of electronic cigarettes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mountain Warehouse reports full-year results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Nike to open first full-price store in Broughton Shopping Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Reebok to return to retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …facing legal action for zero hours contracts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …founder to invest in luxury online business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …pays out to full time employees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reports 'record year'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to merge its Republic and USC brands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Signet UK chief executive exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Opticians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Optical Express founder David Moulsdale saves the company from collapse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: ModelZone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …collapse leaves debts of £11 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …sees Deloitte start shutting its stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to lose another 10 stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …wholesale business Amerang taken out of administration by Ripmax
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Halfords post Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Mothercare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …considers the sale of loss making Early Learning Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …Q1 like-for-likes down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Gatwick Airport sees new shops open as part of £21 million revamp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Economy and property
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Argos and other retailers sign up to MasterCard’s new e-wallet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Asda, Next, B&Q and Arcadia to sue Visa over credit card fees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: BRC:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …retail searches on tablets climbs by 132%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …retailers see best July sales in seven years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Consumer confidence at highest level since 2010
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: European Commission implements landmark cap on processing fees
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Hammerson boss David Atkins calls for review of rates system
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: ONS: Retail sales up 2.2% in June 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Retailers see increased sales in heatwave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Rising jobs in retail sector indicate recovery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Sharing data helps retailers reduce loss prevention

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