Sorry for interrupting, this website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Learn more
Accept and close

Description

Description

This month's European retail briefing includes:

  • Analyst comment on Impact of COVID-19 on Italian retailing
  • An overview of the latest European Retail sales
  • Highlights of the latest Retail trend observations across Europe.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news across Europe.

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment – What COVID-19 means for Italian retailing

      • What we've seen
        • Experience of the impact of COVID-19 on retailing in other countries
          • Online purchasing in Italy before COVID-19
            • Figure 1: Online purchasing in the past 12 months, 2019
            • Figure 2: Online purchasing in past 12 months in Italy, 2009-19
            • Figure 3: Online purchasing in Italy by category, 2019
          • What it means
          • European Retail Sales

            • Key points
                • Figure 4: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2019-20
                • Figure 5: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2019-20
              • Inflation
                • Figure 6: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2019-20
                • Figure 7: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2019-20
            • Launch Activity and Innovations

              • Belgium: Colruyt Group experiments with vertical farming in Bio-Planet stores
                • Belgium: Lidl launches first loyalty app in Belgium
                  • Germany: Dr Martens revisits its German origins with new pop-up
                  • Headlines for the Month

                    • Grocers
                      • Multi-sector retailing
                        • Department stores
                          • Furniture retailing
                            • Online shopping
                              • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                              • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                • Co-ops
                                  • UK: Co-op to expand same-day delivery service to over 650 stores
                                    • Convenience stores
                                      • UK: Costcutter and Nisa to feature refillable household products in LocoSoco tie-up
                                        • UK: Sainsbury’s launches new ‘On the Go’ concept store
                                          • Grocers
                                            • Belgium: Lidl expands electric vehicle charging network from 61 to 100
                                              • France: Leclerc sees sales rise 2.9% thanks to its successful hypermarket formats
                                                • Germany: Kaufland eliminates microplastics from cosmetic and personal care ranges
                                                  • Italy: Store opening and strong online sales help boost full year results for Esselunga
                                                    • Norway: Spar increases market share in Norway to 7.3%
                                                      • Sweden: Axfood increases sales for all of its subsidiaries
                                                        • UK: Asda
                                                          • …experiments with 3D technology and electronic shelf labels at Stevenage store
                                                            • …sales down after ‘mindful’ spending by shoppers at Christmas
                                                              • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                • …launches ‘Nectar Prices’ promo for loyal customers
                                                                  • …pilots Ecover refill stations
                                                                    • UK: Tesco
                                                                      • …takes on Aldi as it pledges to price match hundreds of products
                                                                        • …launches plasters to match different skin tones
                                                                          • …to adapt large store bakeries to customer demand
                                                                            • …zero-waste shopping service Loops enters UK with Tesco tie-up
                                                                              • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                • …grows online delivery network as it prepares Ocado split
                                                                                  • …pushes for product provenance in latest ad campaign
                                                                                    • …to launch thousands of new and revamped product as it ends deal with Ocado
                                                                                      • Other food specialists
                                                                                        • UK: Holland & Barrett’s clean beauty store in Birmingham offers refill stations and demo sinks
                                                                                        • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                          • UK: Bleak outlook for French Connection amid continued difficult trading conditions in the UK
                                                                                            • UK: Bonmarché sold to Peacocks
                                                                                              • UK: Boux Avenue drafts in advisers
                                                                                                • UK: Burberry autumn/winter 2020 fashion show will be carbon neutral
                                                                                                  • UK: Expansion buoys rising sales for lifestyle brand Raging Bull
                                                                                                    • UK: House of Holland drafts in administrators as it seeks ‘additional investment’
                                                                                                      • UK: Lyle and Scott launches first womenswear collection in over a decade
                                                                                                        • UK: New Look cuts quarterly losses under new CEO Nigel Oddy
                                                                                                          • UK: Primark
                                                                                                            • …sales rise but coronavirus may be a threat
                                                                                                              • …shows off latest Wellness Collection in first pop-up launch
                                                                                                                • UK: Reiss sales rise thanks to new partnerships and rapid global expansion
                                                                                                                  • UK: River Island joins fellow retailers H&M and Asos in transparency pledge
                                                                                                                    • UK: Ted Baker in talks to sell off London headquarters
                                                                                                                      • UK: UK’s first sock vending machine by SOCKSHOP
                                                                                                                        • UK: Victoria Secret sells 55% stake to private equity firm
                                                                                                                          • UK: Warehouse shows off first menswear collection online
                                                                                                                            • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                              • UK: Shoe Zone warns of 100 store closures if business rates are not reformed
                                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                                • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                  • …to open 60 frozen and chilled ‘shop-in-shops’
                                                                                                                                    • …expands its kidswear range in Pep&Co stores
                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                        • Netherlands: Blokker to be relaunched under Mega World
                                                                                                                                          • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                            • …extends click & collect cut-off to help grow its online sales
                                                                                                                                              • …to close two distribution centres risking 662 jobs
                                                                                                                                                • …expands mobile self-scanning and payment option to 44 more stores
                                                                                                                                                  • …warns landlords over loss-making stores
                                                                                                                                                    • …bra-fitting service goes digital
                                                                                                                                                      • …extends refill scheme to Manchester in a bid to tackle plastic waste
                                                                                                                                                        • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                          • Ireland: Thomas Brown opens flagship in Dublin mixing the ‘physical and digital’ into one
                                                                                                                                                            • Switzerland: Central Group to buy stake in Swiss department store
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Beales
                                                                                                                                                                • …announces 12 store closures following administration
                                                                                                                                                                  • …remaining stores poised to close as no buyer emerges
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Animal rights group Peta buys stake in House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                        • …underperforms and dampens results across the Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                          • …launches new labelling to own-brand baby and childrenswear
                                                                                                                                                                            • …to sell its first men’s make-up brand online and in-store
                                                                                                                                                                              • …unveils first ever TV ad campaign outside Christmas period
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Selfridges open Hurr fashion rental pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                                • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                  • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Topps Tiles warns of sliding profits significantly below expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Travis Perkins posts positive results against challenging market backdrop
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Homebase returns to profits and is set to open smaller formats
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Axminster Carpets secures future
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                • France: IKEA to open small city centre store in Nice
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Emma Mattress annual sales surge
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Uncertainty around coronavirus impacts DFS full-year guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dunhelm expects full-year pre-tax profits to be ‘slightly ahead’ of analyst expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Laura Ashely to ‘consider all appropriate options’ if it cannot secure funds
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Zalando welcomes Zign a brand ‘fully dedicated to sustainability’
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Netherlands: Coolblue announces record turnover and further expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Head office redundancies at SecretSales under new owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: I Saw It First launches wholesale with Just A Group as global agent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …advises customers to order early as it faces ‘exceptionally high demand’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …earnings fall as sales surge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: SilkFred rolls out ‘inclusive’ clothing with ‘disability conscious’ brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Waterstones sales increase boosted by non-book items
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Netherlands: Decathlon expands bike delivery scheme to more cities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Outdoor specialist Montane hopes to reach ‘next level of growth’ under new owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JD Sports Chairman slams CMA findings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Watches of Switzerland expands Knightsbridge showroom in multi-million pound project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Capital and Regional profits drop as they battle ‘retail headwinds’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Eco market to open in Camden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Hammerson sells remaining retail parks at a discount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Intu Lakeside opens ‘first-ever’ store dedicated to online retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Intu Properties postpone financial results after failing to raise new equity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Strike a pose at Selfie Factory’s fourth store in the Icon Outlet at the O2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Westfield owner accelerates disposal programme as UK income declines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: BRC reports retail sales ‘returning to growth’ in January 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: February retail sales inch up 0.1% affected by trio of storms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: ONS January results reveal a 3.7% uplift in all retail sales

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This market report provides in-depth analysis and insight supported by a range of data. At the same time, introductory and top-level content is provided to give you an overview of the issues covered.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mintel provides a range of market information, frequently through the category level, including market size and forecasting, complete with market drivers that illustrate the forces that shape a category or market.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Consumer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mintel's proprietary consumer research provides our analysts with the attitudinal and behavioral data used to provide valuable insight to topical issues.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Brand/Company

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mintel provides overviews of the top brands and manufacturers, and uses consumer research to explore attitudes and reactions to brands, as well as insight into what will resonate with consumers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Data

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Market reports provide appendices of data to support the research and insight produced. Our tables of data are easily manipulated and downloadable to support your research needs and covers factors from consumer attitudes to market forecasts.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Trusted by companies. Big and small.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • bell
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • google
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • samsung
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • allianz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • kelloggs
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • walgreens
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • redbull
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • unilever
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Harvard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • pinterest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • new-york-time