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“The leading European economies continue to progress on their path back to ‘normality’ at different paces, with countries like Germany leading the way while others like Spain continue to enforce new restrictions in certain areas. Consumers remain concerned about the risk of being exposed to the virus, which reflects on how uncomfortable many of them feel to resume certain out of the home activities such as going to the cinema, visiting a restaurant and going to the gym. Nevertheless, the pandemic continues to bring opportunities for those willing to adapt and explore different ways of engaging with consumers while ensuring their safety.”
– Armando Falcao, European Retail Analyst, 24th July 2020

Key issues covered in this report

  • Analyst comment - The impact of COVID-19 on Shopping behaviour
  • An overview of the latest European Retail sales and latest impact of COVID-19
  • Highlights of the latest Retail trend observations across Europe.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news across Europe.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment: The Impact of COVID-19 on Shopping Behaviour

      • Overview
        • Consumers are still concerned about the risk of infection
          • Figure 1: Those worried about the risk of being exposed to the coronavirus, March-July 2020
          • Figure 2: Those worried about the risk of being exposed to the coronavirus, by age, 13th-22nd July 2020
        • Spaniards feeling uncomfortable to resume ‘normal’ activities
          • Figure 3: Those claiming to feel uncomfortable doing the following activities, 13th-22nd July 2020
        • Shift to online appears to have come to stay
          • Figure 4: Those claiming to have increased the amount of shopping they do online, March-July 2020
          • Figure 5: Those claiming to have increased the amount of shopping they do online, 13th-22nd July 2020
        • Opportunities for retailers as a result of COVID-19
          • Figure 6: Gucci’s new video service connects store staff with consumers, June 2020
          • Figure 7: Carrefour’s voice grocery shopping with Google Assistant, June 2020
          • Figure 8: Those claiming to limit the time they spend in-store, April-July 2020
        • Opportunities for non-cash payments
          • Figure 9: Those claiming to be trying to avoid using cash where possible, April-July 2020
          • Figure 10: Those claiming to be trying to avoid using cash where possible, by age group, 13th-22nd July 2020
          • Figure 11: Those claiming to be using click-and-collect more often, April-July 2020
        • Negative impact of COVID-19 stronger in Italy
          • Figure 12: Perception of impact of COVID-19 on financial situation, 13th-22nd July 2020
      • European Retail Sales

        • Key points
            • Figure 13: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2019-20
            • Figure 14: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2019-20
          • The short, medium and long-term impact on retail
            • Figure 15: Expected impact of COVID-19 on retail, short, medium and long-term, 2020
          • Inflation
            • Figure 16: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2019-20
            • Figure 17: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2019-20
        • Launch Activity and Innovations

          • France: Carrefour integrates loyalty card with Apple Wallet
            • Denmark: Netto launches online grocery subscription service
              • France: Fnac Darty to begin distributing Citroën’s latest electric vehicle at its stores
              • Headlines for the Month

                • Convenience stores
                  • Grocers
                    • Clothing retailing
                      • Multi-sector retailing
                        • Department stores
                          • Electrical retailing
                            • Furniture retailing
                            • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                              • Convenience stores
                                • Netherlands: Spar converts sea container into new ‘mini Spar’ format
                                  • UK: Nisa welcomes forecourt Ascona Group amongst its 242 new store recruitments
                                    • Grocers
                                      • Belgium: Spar launches automated external defibrillators at outlets
                                        • Belgium: Carrefour launches private label ‘les Belges’ in Belgium with plans for further expansion
                                          • Belgium: Colruyt
                                            • …takes majority stake in data specialist Daltix
                                              • …rolls out detachable and reusable handles for shopping trolleys
                                                • France: Carrefour launches own food marketplace for third party brands
                                                  • France: Fanprix and Decathlon extend partnership
                                                    • Netherlands: Albert Heijn to acquire five Jumbo Heerschap Stores
                                                      • Portugal: Mercadona unveils accelerated expansion plans which will see 20 stores open annually
                                                        • Spain: Eroski reports 2.4% decline in revenues for the year
                                                          • Spain: Esselunga launches recyclable water bottles under private-label brand
                                                            • Sweden: Coop introduces new AI-based assistant to its website
                                                              • UK: Aldi and Deliveroo extend tie-up into London
                                                                • UK: Asda and Uber Eats rolls out grocery home delivery service this week
                                                                  • UK: Morrisons
                                                                    • …opens dedicated website for its clothing brand Nutmeg
                                                                      • …reopens all supermarkets with an added hot-food takeaway service
                                                                        • UK: Sainsbury’s online grocery sales more than double in the first quarter
                                                                          • UK: Tesco
                                                                            • …first quarter sales boosted by surge in demand during lockdown
                                                                              • …to use surplus food to power stores in new renewable energy push
                                                                                • Off-licences
                                                                                  • UK: Majestic Wines to reopen its entire store estate
                                                                                    • Other food specialists
                                                                                      • UK: Boost in online sales accelerates Cake Box’s delivery service
                                                                                        • UK: Holland & Barrett and Booths launch on Deliveroo to boost customer reach during lockdown
                                                                                        • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                          • Clothing retailing
                                                                                            • France: Orchestra Prémaman to close stores in Belgium
                                                                                              • Germany: Esprit closes 50 stores leading to a loss of 1,100 jobs
                                                                                                • Germany: H&M expands Sellpy to Germany as part of its international expansion plans
                                                                                                  • Italy: Gucci
                                                                                                    • …launches virtual shopping service
                                                                                                      • …increases bag prices to mitigate COVID-19 impact
                                                                                                        • Netherlands: Suit Supply receives €40 million in government-guaranteed loans
                                                                                                          • Spain: Mango gains 900,000 new customers during lockdown as ecommerce grows 50%
                                                                                                            • Sweden: H&M reports 50% slump in Q2 results and reflects on learnings from COVID-19
                                                                                                              • UK: AllSaints launches CVA for UK and US stores
                                                                                                                • UK: Facemask vending machines launched across the UK
                                                                                                                  • UK: Forever 21 relaunches online in selected European markets
                                                                                                                    • UK: H&M to close 170 stores internationally
                                                                                                                      • UK: Joules to end its current financial year in the red thanks to COVID-19
                                                                                                                        • UK: Matalan outlines recovery phase as revenues grow 2.3%
                                                                                                                          • UK: Monsoon Accessorize bought out of administration by owner
                                                                                                                            • UK: New Look warns landlords of pre-pack deal if it cannot renegotiate turnover-based rents
                                                                                                                              • UK: Oliver Bonas receives £3.5 million in funding to help it transition out of lockdown
                                                                                                                                • UK: Primark
                                                                                                                                  • …reopens all 153 stores in England with ‘strict social distancing protocols’
                                                                                                                                    • …Q3 sales fall but reopened stores has seen an encouraging performance
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Quiz appoints administrators to subsidiary Kast Retail in a bid to negotiate rent terms
                                                                                                                                        • UK: River Island
                                                                                                                                          • …plans to cut 250 head office roles following fall in sales
                                                                                                                                            • …signs first licensing agreement with KMI Brands
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ted Baker raises £100m to help it weather the COVID-19 downturn
                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Fraser Group buys £100m stake in Hugo Boss
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: TM Lewin to close all stores as it works to ‘right-size’ the business
                                                                                                                                                    • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Hotter shoes launches CVA to downsize store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Kurt Geiger will donate first month of store profits from June 15
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: LK Bennett to reduce selected head office employees’ salaries by 10%
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shoe Zone closes 20 stores amid half-year losses
                                                                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                                                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                • France: Action to trial click and collect service allowing customers to fill ‘virtual baskets’ online
                                                                                                                                                                  • Netherlands: Hema negotiates debt reductions with creditors
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: B&M reports strong full year results despite COVID-19 disruptions
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Halfords sales inch up in the year as cycling drives lockdown sales
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: M&S relaunches overhauled loyalty programme
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Mothercare looks for new funding providers
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Poundstretcher launches CVA as it ‘seeks to restructure UK store portfolio’
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Wolf & Badger reports ‘record growth’ amidst COVID-19 peak in April
                                                                                                                                                                                • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Belgium: Galeria Inno to open online marketplace in 2021
                                                                                                                                                                                    • France: Historic department store Tati on boulevard Barbès in Paris is to close
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Debenhams reveals more store closures in shopping centres after talks with Intu fail
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Harrods
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to open at Westfield London on July 3
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to cut 680 jobs blaming COVID-19
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …holds sale outside Knightsbridge flagship store for the first time in a new Westfield outlet
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: John Lewis warns of job cuts as part of its post-coronavirus cost-cutting drive
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Liberty London rebrands logo and website in celebration of its 145th anniversary
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Bricolage unveils new ad campaign to celebrate its 40th anniversary
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Kingfisher
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …and delivery services firm DPD hire 7,500 workers to meet increasing demand
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reveals new strategic direction as full year profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Topps Tiles sales decline 53% in the third quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Travis Perkins to cut 2,500 UK jobs and close 165 stores across its group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Belgium: Coolblue opens largest Benelux store in Brussels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Microsoft moves online and closes its global network of stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: PC Currys reopens 131 stores as ‘tech help hubs’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sweden: Swedish bed brand Carpe Diem debuts in UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Bensons for Beds bought out of administration in pre-pack deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Oak Furnitureland future sealed in a pre-pack administration deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dunelm reveals its first ‘localised edit’ concept store in West Sussex
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …launches start-up accelerator programme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …CMA approves Amazon and Deliveroo tie-up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …Amazon may postpone Prime Day to October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Ao.com teams up with Emarsys platform in new personalisation push
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Boohoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …launches urgent review of UK supply chain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …snaps up Oasis and Warehouse online businesses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Emma revenue grows 120% during first half of 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Gear4music reports significant increase in demand during coronavirus lockdown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Google launches new campaign to help small British businesses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Instagram expands in-app shopping feature to small businesses and individual creators
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: MaskClub launches in the UK with a subscription service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: N Brown posts 6.1% dip in revenues but 5.5% growth in online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Naked Wines reduce losses as lockdown accelerates sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: PrettyLittleThing films summer campaign with drone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Sosandar reduces losses for its first quarter thanks to quick response to COVID-19
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Studio Retail Group report 55% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: The Very Group cuts 106 head office roles but creates 100 jobs for its technology division
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Health & beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Boots parent and Microsoft team up in personalisation push
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: JD Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …appoints administrators to its Go Outdoors brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reacquires Go Outdoors in pre-pack administration deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …calls for ‘rental realism’ as it looks to a new normal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Pure Electric reopens 11 converted Cycle Republic stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Under Armour to launch ‘sportmask’ for athletes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Toys and Games Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Entertainer revamps Bullring flagship in Birmingham with £1m investment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Intu falls into administration after talks with lenders fail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Westfield reveals plans to turn House of Fraser store into co-working space

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