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European Retail Briefing - January 2013

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Entertainment retailing: the unstoppable march online?
      • Changing markets
        • Consumer behaviour
          • Figure 1: Europe: Percentage of individuals having played/downloaded games, images, films or music in the last 12 months, 2010 and 2012
          • Figure 2: Europe: Percentage of internet users undertaking selected activities online in the last three months, September 2012
        • Changing the face of retail
          • Figure 3: Amazon Inc. revenues: Major European markets, 2009-11
        • So what’s next?
        • Retail Sales Review

          • Key points
            • France
              • Figure 4: France: Retail sales, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 5: France: Inflation, 2011-12
            • Germany
              • Figure 6: Germany: Retail Sales trends, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 7: Germany: Inflation, 2011-12
            • Italy
              • Figure 8: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 9: Italy: Inflation, 2011-12
            • Netherlands
              • Figure 10: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 11: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2011-12
            • Spain
              • Figure 12: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 13: Spain: Inflation 2011-12
            • UK
              • Figure 14: UK: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
            • Inflation
              • Figure 15: UK: Inflation, 2011-12
          • Headlines for the Month

            • Co-ops
              • Grocers
                • Clothing retailing
                  • Department stores
                    • Electrical retailing
                      • Music and video goods retailing
                        • Homewares retailing
                          • Home shopping
                            • Health and beauty retailing
                              • Economy
                              • News Analysis

                                • Convenience stores
                                  • UK: Martin McColl to expand convenience store portfolio
                                    • Co-ops
                                      • Switzerland: Coop Switzerland posts 2012 financial results
                                        • UK: Co-op
                                          • …opens 83rd store of 2012
                                            • …appoints new group chief executive
                                              • Grocers
                                                • Europe: Carrefour expands its Spanish network
                                                  • Europe: Edeka sells its stake in Netto Germany
                                                    • Europe: Intermarché launches new Portuguese banner
                                                      • Sweden: Lidl Sweden narrows its losses
                                                        • UK: Asda
                                                          • …affected by problems with online business over Christmas
                                                            • …considers opening collection hubs in train stations
                                                              • UK: Booths records Christmas trading sales surge
                                                                • UK: Iceland posts 1.5% rise in like-for-like sales
                                                                  • UK: Morrisons
                                                                    • …appoints group finance director
                                                                      • …appoints group marketing and customer director
                                                                        • …reports 2.5% drop in like-for-like sales
                                                                          • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                            • …Christmas like-for-likes up 0.9%
                                                                              • …appoints new group HR director
                                                                                • …eases restrictions on Nectar points redemption
                                                                                  • UK: Tesco
                                                                                    • …and Sainsbury’s come out on top
                                                                                      • …reports like-for-likes up 1.8%
                                                                                        • …close to hiring new UK boss
                                                                                          • …opens its first Christmas pop-up shop
                                                                                            • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                              • …donates almost £3 million to Prince of Wales Charities
                                                                                                • …records “most successful” Christmas
                                                                                                  • …records busiest ever Christmas and New Year trading period
                                                                                                    • …sees 6.7% jump in week-on-week sales
                                                                                                      • Other food specialists
                                                                                                        • UK: Greggs boss leaves for Brakes
                                                                                                          • Off-licences
                                                                                                            • UK: Majestic Wine posts Christmas results
                                                                                                              • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                • Europe: H&M's November sales beat analysts’ estimates
                                                                                                                  • Europe: Inditex posts increase in profits
                                                                                                                    • France: Louis Vuitton chief exits due to ill health
                                                                                                                      • UK: American Apparel achieves 38% rise in online sales with new web platform
                                                                                                                        • UK: Armani hires new UK boss
                                                                                                                          • UK: Diesel launches pop-up shop
                                                                                                                            • UK: Escada’s UK managing director departs
                                                                                                                              • UK: Fat Face records strong Christmas sales
                                                                                                                                • UK: Jack & Jones continues UK expansion
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Jigsaw parent company back on track
                                                                                                                                    • …returns to profit
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Moss Bros like-for-likes rise 10.5%
                                                                                                                                        • UK: New Look records 3.7% boost in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Next raises profit forecast
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Paul Smith reports 3% rise in turnover
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Peacocks eyes Middle East and German re-entry
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Reiss reports 14.5% drop in EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: River Island to open new London store
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Superdry upsizes Bluewater store
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: SuperGroup reports 13.1% boost in H1 pre-tax profit
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Ted Baker reports 20.9% boost in retail sales
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Thomas Pink to continue overseas expansion
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Warehouse managing director to step down
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Weird Fish announces two new appointments to senior management team
                                                                                                                                                                • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dune Group appoints ecommerce and IT directors
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Jimmy Choo to open new men’s store
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Russell & Bromley launches transactional website
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Stead & Simpson to close 90 stores
                                                                                                                                                                          • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Poundworld aims to double sales with new CFO appointment
                                                                                                                                                                              • Multi-sector retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Laura Ashley announces 4.9% boost in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Marks and Spencer releases trading statement early
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Galeries Lafayette readies offer for Printemps
                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: LVMH transforms La Samaritaine site
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …reports 5% rise in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to launch ‘Made by Great Britons’ range
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Harvey Nichols in Knightsbridge rent dispute
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: House of Fraser posts record Christmas trading figures
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …enjoys second record week
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …reports 13% rise in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Selfridges to launch silent shopping zone
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: B&Q trials banking scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Topps Tiles posts like-for-likes rise in first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Travis Perkins reports 13.3% boost in total sales, but 5.8% drop in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • France: Darty reports loss in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Comet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …closes remaining stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …remaining stores close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Currys and PC World launch gift trolleys on trains
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Jessops falls into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • France: Virgin Megastore on Champs-Elysées to close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …lenders look to prevent Apollo buying the retailer’s debt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …targeted by American investors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …warns over banking covenants
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Carpetright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sees fall in sales, profits up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to open more high street stores in London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: DFS reports 17.2% rise in Q1 EBITDA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dreams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …posts 7.2% rise in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …receives interest from RBS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: IKEA to invest in Market Hall layout
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dunelm posts 2.2% rise in H1 like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Lakeland to launch in Germany and Saudi Arabia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The White Company doubles operating profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Austria: Neckermann Austria saved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Italy: QVC’s Italian customers spend 58% above average
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Amazon brings forward Boxing Day sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Asos total retail sales rise 30% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Feelunique.com acquired in £26 million private equity deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Hello Fresh secures investment from Vorwerk Ventures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Furniture123 acquired by Buy It Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Park Group records 12% increase in customer billing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Retail websites visited by record number of shoppers on Christmas and Boxing Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Play.com closes direct retail business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Very.co.uk opens digital shop window in Liverpool
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Celesio to rebrand Lloydspharmacy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Blackwell reduces losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Card Factory could be sold for £500m
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Foyles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …posts flat Christmas sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports 25.5% drop in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Staples pilots in-store office areas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JD Sports reports rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Sports Direct sees first-half profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Theo Fennell halves losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Toy ‘R’ Us plans to dominate toy market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Kiddicare opens flagship store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Pets at Home buys specialist equestrian etailer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Asda income tracker: Disposable income increases
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Chinese retailers look to London for expansion opportunities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: BDO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …trading conditions continue to improve
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …market remain cautious
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: BRC: Christmas retail like-for-likes creep up 0.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Land Securities lands Google deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Lend Lease submits application for Bluewater expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: ONS: November UK retail sales flat
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Retail administrations up 6% in 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • European Retail Forecasts

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Furniture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Forecast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 16: Furniture retailers as % all European retail sales, 2007-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 17: European Furniture retailers sales (incl vat), 2011-17
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Figure 18: European furniture retailers forecast growth rates (€ at current prices), 2012-17

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