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European Retail Briefing - July 2019

This month's European Retail Briefing includes:

  • Analyst Comment - Vertical farming initiatives in Edeka stores, Germany
  • An overview of the latest European Retail sales
  • Highlights of the latest Retail trend observations across Europe.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news across Europe

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  1. Analyst Comment – Infarm’s vertical farming initiatives in Edeka stores, in Germany

      • What we've seen
        • Infarm deploys its vertical farm units in Edeka stores, in Germany
          • Figure 1: Infarm displays in Edeka
        • Edeka
          • Vertical farming and its role in food production
            • Figure 2: Examples of vertical farms
          • Waitrose engaged in talks about growing vegetables in store
            • Ocado already invested £17 million in vertical farms in the UK
              • What it means
              • European Retail Sales

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

                  • Netherlands: Jumbo invests in smarter delivery
                    • Italy: Prada launches its flagship store on JD.com
                      • UK: Adidas and Stella McCartney launch hoodie made from 100% liquefied cotton
                      • Headlines for the Month

                        • Grocers
                          • Clothing retailing
                            • Footwear retailing
                              • Electrical retailing
                                • Furniture retailing
                                  • Health & beauty retailing
                                  • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                    • Co-ops
                                      • UK: Co-op
                                        • …ramps up sustainability targets to further reduce emissions by 50% by 2025
                                          • …to trial compostable packaging at Glastonbury in crackdown on plastics
                                            • Grocers
                                              • Germany: Aldi Nord and Aldi Süd to align sourcing of their private brands
                                                • Spain: Spanish supermarket chain Coviran posts increased sales and profits
                                                  • UK: Asda
                                                    • …expands partnership with Just Eat for 30 minute grocery deliveries
                                                      • …pledges to scrap plastic bags from online deliveries
                                                        • UK: Costco UK sales hit £2.5 billion
                                                          • UK: Musgrave NI reveal expansion plans
                                                            • UK: Sainsbury’s sales fall 1.2% in the first quarter
                                                              • UK: Waitrose looks to differentiate through higher level training investment
                                                              • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                • France: High-end fashion retailer Chanel posts double-figure sales growth
                                                                  • Italy: Higher turnover and lower profits for Italy's Esselunga
                                                                    • Spain: Inditex post strong profit growth
                                                                      • UK: After months of speculation Monsoon Accessorize creditors approve its CVA
                                                                        • UK: Bonmarché seeks rescue bid after challenging quarter
                                                                          • UK: Dolce & Gabbana reveals plus-size women's wear range
                                                                            • UK: H&M leads BCI sustainable cotton sourcing ranking
                                                                              • UK: Jack Wills heading towards a cash crunch after trading plummeted during spring
                                                                                • UK: Joules launches its first ever men's formalwear collection
                                                                                  • UK: Julian Dunkerton ‘steadies ship’ after Superdry see plunging loss in profit
                                                                                    • UK: Mulberry posts profits loss amid challenging UK retail market
                                                                                      • UK: Primark
                                                                                        • …like-for-like sales rise, underpinned by new stores
                                                                                          • …founder, chair and former chief executive, passes away at age 83
                                                                                            • UK: The Hut Group posts sharp sales and profit growth
                                                                                              • UK: Topshop launches beauty line on Zalando
                                                                                                • UK: White Stuff to source sustainable cotton in Fairtrade pledge
                                                                                                  • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                    • Germany: Footwear retailer Deichmann announces plans to expand its UK portfolio
                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                      • Department stores
                                                                                                        • UK: Harvey Nichols
                                                                                                          • …post strong profits growth
                                                                                                            • …overseas sales boosted by localised checkout
                                                                                                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                • UK: M&S warns of more store closures
                                                                                                                  • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                    • UK: Carpetright report revenue and profits loss
                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                      • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                        • France: Boulanger acquires Belgian appliances retailer Krëfel
                                                                                                                          • UK: Dixons Carphone
                                                                                                                            • …results dragged down by mobile division
                                                                                                                              • …to axe 140 office jobs as part of turnaround
                                                                                                                                • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Bathstore nearing administration
                                                                                                                                    • UK: JYSK store opening in Bradford
                                                                                                                                      • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dunelm
                                                                                                                                          • …sales soar for Dunelm giving way to significant opportunities
                                                                                                                                            • …full-year profits set to beat previous expectations
                                                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                              • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                • …set to open second Clicks & Mortar store in Cardiff
                                                                                                                                                  • …trials pop-up station kiosks
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                      • …incorporates AR virtual catwalk into iOS app
                                                                                                                                                        • …poised to axe 100 jobs in battle to revive its fortune
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Fashion app Depop grabs $62 million investment
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: N Brown revenue slips despite digital growth
                                                                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                              • Health & beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                • France: L'Oreal to provide virtual make up tech for Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Boots
                                                                                                                                                                    • …to axe plastic bags from 53 UK stores
                                                                                                                                                                      • …confirms plans to shut down 200 stores
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Superdrug profits slip as sales increase
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: 1,000 new jobs created with VPZ plans to open 200 new stores
                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: JD Sports are confident of delivering headline profits
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sportswear brand Lululemon launches self-care product range
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Westfield London shopping centre opens AI powered fashion pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Toys & games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Game management tell shareholders to accept Mike Ashley offer
                                                                                                                                                                                        • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Retail sales reported to be 'worst June on record'

                                                                                                                                                                                          European Retail Briefing - July 2019

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