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Description

Description

This month's European Retail briefing contains:

  • Analyst Comment on IKEA and its global transformation.
  • An overview of the latest European Retail sales
  • Highlights of the latest Retail trend observations across Europe.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news across Europe.

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment – IKEA makes a strong start in its ambitious global transformation

      • What we’ve seen
        • IKEA looks to lead the way in multi-channel in response to changing consumer needs
          • Figure 1: How they buy furniture, May 2018 and May 2019
        • A transformation with sustainability at its heart
          • …which positions it well with shifting consumer sentiment
            • Figure 2: Ethical consideration taken into account, by retail sector, May 2015 vs January 2019
          • What it means
          • European Retail Sales

            • Key points
                • Figure 3: Major European economies: year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2018-19
                • Figure 4: Major European economies: year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2018-19
              • Inflation
                • Figure 5: Major European economies: all items CPI, 2018-19
                • Figure 6: Major European economies: food price inflation, 2018-19
            • Launch Activity and Innovations

              • Belgium: Delhaize partners up with Deliveroo and Takeaway.com
                • France: Casino trials ready packed lunch bags in-store
                  • Poland: Carrefour Bio opens in Poland
                  • Headlines for the Month

                    • Grocers
                      • Other food and drink specialists
                        • Online
                          • Clothing retailing
                          • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                            • Grocers
                              • Belgium: Carrefour
                                • …announces its latest wave of price cuts
                                  • …tests fingerprint payments
                                    • Belgium: Jumbo opens second supermarket in Belgium
                                      • France: Carrefour
                                        • …Fnac Darty expand partnership
                                          • …launches new store format New Contact
                                            • …launches ‘Ocean Bags’ in its bid to tackle plastic pollution
                                              • France: Cora experiments with no waste trial
                                                • France: Intermarché launches new labelling initiative ‘Franco-score’
                                                  • Germany: Kaufland ends year-long Unilever delisting
                                                    • Germany: Organic supermarket chain Alnatura posts 9.5% increase in sales
                                                      • Germany: Rewe launches sustainable private label shower gel and soaps
                                                        • Netherlands: Albert Heijn expands contactless store concept “AH To Go”
                                                          • Poland: Carrefour Bio opens in Poland
                                                            • Portugal: Intermarché Portugal launches a new private label brand
                                                              • Spain: DIA sales fall 7.8% in Q3 results
                                                                • UK: Asda
                                                                  • …like-for-like sales down 0.5%
                                                                    • …open bulk-buy concept store in Bristol
                                                                      • …rolls out ‘Asda Recipes’ tool to its website
                                                                        • UK: Lidl
                                                                          • …announces latest UK expansion plans
                                                                            • …gives 19,000 of its employees a pay rise
                                                                              • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                • …removes black plastic from own brand packaging
                                                                                  • …to offer best before food boxes
                                                                                    • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                      • …and Coles team up
                                                                                        • …launches biggest Christmas charity in store
                                                                                          • Other food and drink specialists
                                                                                            • Belgium: Pierre Marcolini looks to sell luxury chocolate stores
                                                                                              • UK: Cake Box half year profits see 27% lift
                                                                                                • UK: Holland & Barrett to offer products past best before dates
                                                                                                  • UK: Naked Wines losses widen to £5.7m
                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                                    • Denmark: investment in sustainability and digitalisation impact profits at Bestseller
                                                                                                      • Germany: Gerry Weber expands sizing offer for womenswear
                                                                                                        • Netherlands: H&M delivers orders by bike
                                                                                                          • Spain: sustainable fashion search engine Glami expands into Spain
                                                                                                            • Sweden: H&M trials rental service in Stockholm
                                                                                                              • UK: Kate Spade pops up at Liverpool ONE
                                                                                                                • UK: Abercrombie & Fitch opens at Westfield London
                                                                                                                  • UK: All Good Things launches new stores
                                                                                                                    • UK: Burberry revenues rise 3% to £1,281 million
                                                                                                                      • UK: Handbag Clinic launches capital-raising campaign
                                                                                                                        • UK: Joules retail sales grow despite challenging trading environment
                                                                                                                          • UK: Mulberry
                                                                                                                            • …launches concept store in Leeds
                                                                                                                              • …losses widen to £9.9 million
                                                                                                                                • …new Portobello Tote is made from 100% eco leather
                                                                                                                                  • UK: New Look sales fall despite narrowing losses
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Oasis sees 175% increase in campaign revenue through targeted video marketing
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Peacocks set to buy Bonmarché out of administration
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Quiz results swing to loss as brand blames ‘challenging market’
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Seren & An Indian Summer open Christmas pop-ups
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                              • …issues profit warning along with the departure of its CEO and executive chairman
                                                                                                                                                • …reveals £25 million overstatement for inventory
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Timberland sustainable store on Carnaby Street
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Trotters report 50% growth in e-commerce sales
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Wood Wood opens flagship in Soho
                                                                                                                                                        • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Clarks calls in advisors
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shoenvious launches in the UK
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Steve Madden opens first store after a decade
                                                                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                                                                • UK: B&M posts a fall in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Mamas & Papas close six stores as part of pre pack deal
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mothercare losses widen
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Poundland rolls out its simple pricing structure nationwide
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The Original Factory Shop posts 13% decline in revenue
                                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-sector
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                              • …grows its urban farming concept
                                                                                                                                                                                • …considers downsizing flagship stores in a review of its 20 largest shops
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Fortnum & Mason sees pre-tax profit rise 26%
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …launches two DnaNudge pop-ups in London
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …opens ‘experience playground’ new format store
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …teams up with Instagram for pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …permanent cinema opens
                                                                                                                                                                                                • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Kingfisher sales up 0.4% in the third quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Topps Tiles posts 1.6% decline in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Wickes to be demerged from Travis Perkins in the new year
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Carpetright accepts Meditor takeover offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Arlo & Jacob opens new London flagship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dunelm expects a boost in profits following success of new website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: ScS weathers political uncertainty despite sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Netherlands: CoolBlue opens first pop-up store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Netherlands: AO closes business in Netherlands
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Netherlands: online rental service Mud Jeans opens first bricks and mortar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Netherlands: Vinted raises €128 million for further growth in Europe
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Black Friday contributes to a record performance at Angling Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Lovehoney opens first brick and mortar pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Missguided teams up with Icelolly.com
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Ocado to open ‘mini’ customer fulfilment centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Sosandar revenues up by 53%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Health & beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Bourjois pays homage to its iconic packaging in new store concept
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: After Beauty launches ‘beauty playground’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: L’Occitane launches Beauty café in London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Seekology opens new Richmond store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: The Body Shop posts rising profits and sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Book and stationery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Card Factory posts 5% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Clintons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …continues to Christmas trade as it closes pre-pack administration deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to close stores and cut rents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Adidas launches AR experiences at London flagship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …owner Mike Ashley to demand turnover rents across retail empire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to rebrand into Frasers Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: LVMH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …buys Tiffany & Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …ups its bid to £12bn for Tiffany & Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Watches of Switzerland profits from robust luxury watch market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: acquisitions help fuel growth at Dobbies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: property owner of shopping centre Trinity Leeds posts a pre-tax loss of £147 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Westfield London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …brings digital beauty brands to bricks and mortars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …opens dog hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toys and games
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: A ‘Quiet Hour’ at the Entertainer this Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • International: Toys R Us launches experiential store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Pets and pet products
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Pets at Home pre-tax profit increases 10.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Black Friday distorts decline in November retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: ONS results show 3.0% rise in all retail sales for October

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