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European Retail Briefing - March 2018

This month's European Retail Briefing includes:

  • Analyst Comment on Leclerc to open 200 strong supermarket chain
  • 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 – Leclerc to open 200 strong organic supermarket chain

      • What we’ve seen
        • Organics market grew 16% in 2017
          • Figure 1: France: Sales of organic produce by channel, 2012-16
        • A more knowledgeable and demanding consumer
          • Figure 2: France: Attitudes towards diet, Q4 2017
          • Figure 3: France: Grocery shopping habits, Q4 2017
        • Retailers are engaging too
          • What it means
          • European Retail Sales

            • Key points
              • Retail sales
                  • Figure 4: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2017-18
                  • Figure 5: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2017-18
                • Inflation
                  • Figure 6: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2017-18
                  • Figure 7: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2017-18
              • Launch Activity and Innovation

                • Spain: DIA expands Amazon Prime Now to Valencia
                  • Spain: El Corte Inglés incorporates Alipay with Alibaba
                    • Spain: Eroski launches discount loyalty program
                      • Spain: IKEA Ibérica partners with Vibbo to sell second-hand furniture
                        • France: Casino expands delivery options in partnership with La Poste
                          • Germany: Dixons Carphone to introduce ‘next gen’ stores in German airports
                            • Italy: Lidl Italia launches new green store format and increases in-country investment
                              • UK: Game to open esports arenas and concessions in Sports Direct stores
                                • UK: Intu uses visual search AI to help drive sales
                                  • UK: John Lewis developing social media content for staff to share
                                    • UK: Selfridges opens instore boxing gym
                                      • UK: Waterstones launches female author only popup
                                      • Headlines for the Month

                                        • Food and Drink
                                          • Clothing and Footwear
                                            • Home and Household Goods
                                              • Online
                                                • Other Retail
                                                  • Economy
                                                  • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                                    • Belgium: Carrefour expands grocery collection service
                                                      • Belgium: Franprix opens first Belgian store
                                                        • Denmark: Coop Danmark launches organic Irma ØKO store
                                                          • France: Biocoop sales rise 15% amid store expansion
                                                            • France: Casino to buy Sarenza
                                                              • France: E Leclerc sales up 2% in 2017 and plans for organic chain
                                                                • France: Système U negotiates with Amazon to become main food supplier
                                                                  • Germany: Aldi Nord & Süd explore more cooperation
                                                                    • Germany: METRO sales edge up 0.2% in Q1
                                                                      • Italy: Aldi to enter Italy
                                                                        • Italy: Conad launches online supermarket delivery
                                                                          • Italy: Coop Italia launches range dedicated to home cooking
                                                                            • Netherlands: Ahold Delhaize reports strong growth in Q4
                                                                              • Netherlands: Emté to be sold to Jumbo and Coop in €410 million deal
                                                                                • Spain: DIA
                                                                                  • … sales up 1.5% in 2017
                                                                                    • … and Caixabank launch consumer finance offering
                                                                                      • Spain: Eroski extends franchise network with 55 openings in 2017
                                                                                        • Sweden: Coop Sweden sees sales rise whilst profits fall
                                                                                          • UK: Aldi UK CEO leaves role for promotion to board
                                                                                            • UK: Asda sales edge up 0.5% in Q4
                                                                                              • UK: Co-op to launch mobile payment app to cut queues
                                                                                                • UK: Hotel Chocolat sees strong revenue and profit growth
                                                                                                  • UK: McColl’s sales boosted by store acquisitions
                                                                                                    • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                      • … Booker shareholders advised to vote against Tesco merger
                                                                                                        • … Tesco-Booker merger approved by shareholders
                                                                                                          • … completes Booker merger
                                                                                                            • … plans to open discount chain
                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                                              • Germany: Hugo Boss extends CEO tenure after boost in full year sales
                                                                                                                • Italy: Profits more than triple at Aeffe for 2017
                                                                                                                  • Netherlands: Uniqlo to open in Amsterdam
                                                                                                                    • Sweden: H&M issues profit warning
                                                                                                                      • UK: Edinburgh Woollen Mill buys supplier Berwin & Berwin
                                                                                                                        • UK: Jigsaw CEO quits ahead of possible stake sale
                                                                                                                          • UK: Missguided
                                                                                                                            • … makes mannequins body-positive with stretch marks
                                                                                                                              • … to cut jobs
                                                                                                                                • UK: Mothercare issues profits warning
                                                                                                                                  • UK: N Brown names Matt Davies as chairman
                                                                                                                                    • UK: New Look
                                                                                                                                      • … closes 60 stores as part of rescue deal
                                                                                                                                        • … seeks 60% store rent reduction as it seeks CVA
                                                                                                                                          • … to ask landlords for rent reductions
                                                                                                                                            • … vetoes £12 million executive pay and plans to cut 60 stores
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Poundland accelerates Pep&Co expansion
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Primark sales fall
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Topshop to not take part in London Fashion Week
                                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Home and Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                    • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Carpetright issues profit warning and enters talks with banks
                                                                                                                                                        • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                          • France: Kingfisher announces job cuts in France
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Bunnings UK & Ireland suffers losses of £97 million
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Grafton Group buys Leyland SDM
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Travis Perkins sales rise but inflation and investment bites into profit
                                                                                                                                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                    • France: Fnac Darty revenue edges up in 2017
                                                                                                                                                                      • Netherlands: Coolblue annual sales increase 39%
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Maplin
                                                                                                                                                                          • … announces 63 head office redundancies
                                                                                                                                                                            • … looks for a buyer
                                                                                                                                                                              • … Maplin and Edinburgh Woolen Mill look for rescue deal
                                                                                                                                                                                • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: IKEA offers 100% renewable energy tariff as it joins Big Clean Switch
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Loaf expands outside of London
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Steinhoff International reports 6% decline in UK sales
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Homewares Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dunelm sales rise 18.4% in H1
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: House to enter the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Laura Ashley Christmas sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Shop Direct appoints new CEO
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ocado improves payment fraud detection
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Clintons’ parent company sells majority stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Smiggle to open on London’s Oxford Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to rent out store space to office workers and partners with Maisons du Monde
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • … to trial click, try and buy scheme
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: House of Fraser owner sells shares in business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: John Lewis Partnership sales rise but profits dive in 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Liberty appoints new CFO from Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Luxury
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Kering operating income at highest ever levels
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Italy: Yoox Net-A-Porter profits hit by higher costs but sees revenues soar in 2017
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Burberry
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • … appoints new chief creative officer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … teams up with Farfetch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Olivia Burton to open first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports and Leisure Goods Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • … examines potential supply deal with Findel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • … increases stake in Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Toys and Games Retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Toys R Us
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • … given deadline ahead of tax bill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • … enters administration as Maplin holds on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Shopping Centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Europe: Intu income edges up over the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Hammerson income rises as Intu merger edges closer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Mercedes-Benz opens pop-up in Meadowhall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Poland: Sunday trading ban comes into force
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Food boosts retail sales in February
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Footfall tumbles on the high street but rises in retail parks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Inflation unchanged at 3% despite slowdown in food prices
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: January retail sales rise 3.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Shop prices fall in February

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