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European Retail Briefing - July 2013

With Fancy.com, a user-curated ‘catalogue’ website, raising funding and Facebook having extended Facebook Gifts to Europe, we take a look at consumer participation in s-commerce in the five largest European economies.

S-commerce or social commerce is usage of social media websites in the e-commerce process: it stretches from brand-engagement on social media to buying from brands or retailers through social networking sites.

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  1. Analyst Comment

    • S-commerce and the consumer: a European perspective
      • Fancy, Pinterest and Facebook
        • Engaging on social media
          • Figure 1: The consumer: Online engagement, selected statements, May 2012 and April 2013
        • Demographics: UK, Spain, Italy, France
          • Figure 2: UK: Online engagement, by age and affluence, April 2013
          • Figure 3: Spain: Online engagement, by age and affluence, April 2013
          • Figure 4: Italy: Online engagement, by age and affluence, April 2013
          • Figure 5: France: Online engagement, by age and affluence, April 2013
        • What we think
        • European Retail Sales

          • Key points
            • Retail sales
                • Figure 6: Major European economies: Year on year retail sales value growth, 2012-13
                • Figure 7: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2012-13
              • Inflation
                • Figure 8: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2012-13
                • Figure 9: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2012-13
            • Asia-Pacific Retail Handbook: Indonesia

                • Indonesia
                  • Key facts
                    • The Indonesian retail scene
                      • Politics
                        • A large and rapidly growing country
                          • Strong growth forecast
                            • Rapid retail growth
                              • Local retailers growing fast
                                • Foreign players growing as well
                                  • Protecting domestic operators
                                    • Indonesia in figures
                                      • Population
                                        • Figure 10: Indonesia: Population, 2008-12
                                        • Figure 11: Indonesia: Population, by gender, 2002-12
                                      • Economy
                                        • Figure 12: Indonesia: Gross domestic product, 2002-12
                                        • Figure 13: Indonesia: Inflation, 2003-12
                                        • Figure 14: Indonesia: Consumer expenditure, 2003-12
                                        • Figure 15: Indonesia: Consumer expenditure by product, 2008-12
                                      • The Indonesian retail market
                                        • Figure 16: Indonesia: Estimated retail sales, 2008-12
                                        • Figure 17: Indonesia: Identified leading retailers, 2011 and 2012
                                    • Headlines for the Month

                                      • Grocers
                                        • Clothing retailing
                                          • Multi-sector retailing
                                            • Department stores
                                              • DIY retailing
                                                • Electrical retailing
                                                  • Music and video goods retailing
                                                    • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                      • Economy
                                                      • News Analysis

                                                        • Co-ops
                                                          • UK: Co-op Bank to plug £1.5 billion capital hole
                                                            • …launches new 'Tweet for a table' campaign
                                                              • Convenience stores
                                                                • UK: Nisa to supply half of Martin McColl c-stores
                                                                  • UK: Sainsbury's opens £30m distribution centre to support convenience store expansion
                                                                    • UK: Tesco’s One Stop buys 33 Alfred Jones stores
                                                                      • UK: Waitrose opens in Victoria
                                                                        • Grocers
                                                                          • Europe: Intermarché to invest €100 million annually in Polish expansion
                                                                            • Italy: Conad reports ‘positive’ results for 2012
                                                                              • Spain: Eroski to open 60 new stores this year
                                                                                • UK: Aldi continues to grow market share
                                                                                  • UK: Asda
                                                                                    • …announces further expansion of multichannel offering
                                                                                      • …Income tracker: Families worse off in May 2013
                                                                                        • …takes on Aldi in price war
                                                                                          • …trials 360 degree laser checkout
                                                                                            • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                              • …renames Wimbledon store ‘Murriwins’
                                                                                                • …chief architect for online grocery to stand back
                                                                                                  • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                                    • …grows market share
                                                                                                      • …reports 0.8% sales growth in Q1
                                                                                                        • …to relaunch Tu clothing brand
                                                                                                          • …unveils Mobile by Sainsbury’s
                                                                                                            • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                              • …creates new group digital officer role
                                                                                                                • …hires agriculture director from NFU after horsemeat scandal
                                                                                                                  • …sublets space to gym operator
                                                                                                                    • …to open £5 million Eco Metro Store in London
                                                                                                                      • UK: Lidl store partners with Subway
                                                                                                                        • UK: Whole Foods to focus on small store strategy
                                                                                                                          • Off-licences
                                                                                                                            • UK: Majestic Wine posts rise in profits despite sales dip
                                                                                                                              • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                                • UK: Holland & Barrett posts 30% rise in profits
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Pret a Manger owner eyes stake in Hotel Chocolat
                                                                                                                                    • UK: SSP appoints Kate Swann as new boss
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Thorntons
                                                                                                                                        • …expects improved full-year profit
                                                                                                                                          • …to trial in store kiosks
                                                                                                                                            • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                                              • Europe: H&M
                                                                                                                                                • …teams with Isabel Marant for its latest designer collaboration
                                                                                                                                                  • …to launch in Estonia
                                                                                                                                                    • Europe: Inditex net sales increase 5% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                      • France: LVMH
                                                                                                                                                        • …buys majority stake in Loro Piana
                                                                                                                                                          • …fined over stake in Hermès
                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Topshop to launch in Germany
                                                                                                                                                              • Spain: Mango profits rise 79%
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Ark to enter administration
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Bestseller reviews UK retail business
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Bonmarché reports profit one year after pre-pack administration
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Bosideng appoints new London-based head of design
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Burberry like-for-likes rise 13%
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Coast managing director to step down from role
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Coast, Oasis and Warehouse include iPad technology in stores
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Gumball 3000 seeks London Flagship store
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Hobbs
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to launch first accessories-only concession
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …profits up 1.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Hunter appoints former Burberry designer
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Internacionale files intention to appoint administrators
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Jaeger appoints new CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Jane Norman to reposition itself
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Jigsaw poaches John Lewis’ Peter Ruis
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Matalan full-year profits up 10%
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Miss Selfridge to launch in US
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Moss Bros announces new commercial and operations director
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Mulberry
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …creative director exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …posts 2012 full-year results
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: New Look announces changes to senior management
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Nicole Farhi goes into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Phase Eight
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …posts year end results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to open at Whiteley
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …unveils expansion plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Radley restructures senior management team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: River Island opens its largest store in Marble Arch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: SuperGroup
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …appoints new international director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to move into the denim market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …founder sells £20.4m worth of shares
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reports 33% sales increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: TM Lewin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …could be sold
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …hires KPMG to oversee sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Christian Louboutin opens men's boutique in Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Schuh posts rise in pre-tax profits for 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Shoon bid for Jane Shilton falls through
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Westfield launches My Westfield app
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Jubilee Place in Canary Wharf expands with nine new retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to open 11 shops in 11 days
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …announces funding deal with Barclays
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Original Factory Shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …hires Tony Page as chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sees EBITDA rise by 30%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Metro to invest €500m in Real hypermarket chain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …appoints EMI executive as new digital director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …appoints Tesco.com executive to head customer fulfilment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …reports 2% like-for-like increase in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Laura Ashley reports 0.6% slip in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sees decline in clothing sales slow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …post first quarter results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …reveals plans for new distribution centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to create 1,400 work placements for young people
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Karstadt sees sales decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Beales reports operating loss due to exceptional costs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Debenhams posts Q3 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Fenwick announces new appointments to senior management team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Fortnum & Mason opens pop-up shop in Hyde Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: House of Fraser posts Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to open at Heathrow’s Terminal 2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to double the number of Kuoni concessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Europe: Hornbach reports Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: B&Q trials tool upcycling scheme in Bristol
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Screwfix to expand store portfolio in 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Topps Tiles sees like-for-likes decline in Q3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Europe: Metro Group partners with Carphone Warehouse for shop-in-shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Rewe sells 16 ProMarkt stores to Expert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Currys and PC World sell software downloads
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Carphone Warehouse Group's
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …like-for-like sales up 4.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …announces collaboration with Kate Moss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to sell flagship store to G-Star Raw
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Darty's revenues decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …partners with Visa for digital wallet scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …posts full year results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Virgin Megastore France takeover offers rejected by Paris court
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Ireland: HMV to re-open stores in Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: HMV
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …headquarters to relocate to Blackfriars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …loses market share to supermarkets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to return to original Oxford Street store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Carpetright reports rise in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Barker & Stonehouse launch in London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Bathstore to launch smaller store format
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: CSL launches Lowest Price Guarantee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Conran Shop managing director exits the business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: DFS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …reports profits up 8.5%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …trials new compact store format
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dwell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …bought out of administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …set to fall into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to call in administrators
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: OKA profits and sales up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Cath Kidston to launch new services
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dunelm like-for-likes up 1.7% for the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Achica appoints chief operating officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …posts third quarter results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to extend Primark range to 140 pieces
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to introduce 15-minute delivery windows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Boohoo considers sale of minority stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Direct Wines hires new commercial director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: eBay to launch full-priced fashion site
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Iceland to launch online offering
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: N Brown’s like-for-like sales up 7.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Ocado reports pre-tax loss in H1 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Park Group raises £4.4m to fund next-phase growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: The Hut Group reports profit for 2012
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Waitrose relationship with Ocado set to change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Wiggle profits and sales up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Superdrug posts £1.4m operating loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: The Fragrance Shop posts record year-end results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Card Factory put up for sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: WH Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …pilots franchise model
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …sales decline in its third quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to launch in Russia’s railway stations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Europe: Sports Direct opens in Poland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: JD Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …appoints former Reiss director as Bank managing director
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …buys Ark out of administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …7% rise in like-for-likes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Nike to open more UK stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …buys HMV Oxford street store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …closes 20 Republic stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …in talks with Tesco over space sharing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …owner looks to acquire Farhi
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Signet UK chief executive exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Disney store reports growth in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Game opens Xbox store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: ModelZone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …poised to enter administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …cuts 20 head office jobs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Halfords
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …post Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …runs bike trade-in event for communities in Africa
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Kiddicare overhauls in-store experience
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mothercare former boss pockets £5m in shares and pay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: BRC:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …Footfall down 0.7% in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …Like-for-like sales increase in June 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: CBI: retail sales expected to pick up in July following flat year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: ONS: retail sales up in May 2013

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