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European Retail Briefing - May 2010

European Retail Briefing is a monthly briefing providing news and analysis that includes company results, store openings, cross-border moves, M & A activities, executive changes and property developments. Additionally each month, European Retail Briefing focuses on a key issue or specific European retail sector. The month's retail news is then analysed sector by sector, making this an invaluable resource for all with an interest in the European retail industry.

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Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • All change in Belgium
      • Carrefour's struggles
        • What's gone wrong?
          • Could Ahold succeed?
          • Headlines for the Month

            • Food retailers
              • Clothing retailing
                • Multi-sector
                  • Department stores
                    • DIY
                      • Home shopping
                        • Health and beauty
                        • Retail Sales Review

                          • Key points
                            • France
                              • Figure 1: France: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 2: France: Inflation, 2009-10
                            • Germany
                              • Figure 3: Germany: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 4: Germany: Inflation, 2009-10
                            • Italy
                              • Figure 5: Italy: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 6: Italy: Inflation, 2009-10
                            • Netherlands
                              • Figure 7: The Netherlands: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 8: The Netherlands: Inflation, 2009-10
                            • Spain
                              • Figure 9: Spain: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 10: Spain: Inflation, 2009-10
                            • UK
                              • Figure 11: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                            • Inflation
                              • Figure 12: UK: Annual percentage change in Retail Price Index for selected product groups, 2009-10
                          • DIY Retailing in Europe

                              • Groupe Adeo
                                • Figure 13: Groupe Adeo: Sales as share of DIY retailers’ sales in Europe, 2005-09
                                • Figure 14: Groupe Adeo (France): Sales as share of DIY retailers’ sales in France, 2004-08
                              • Strategic evaluation
                                • Multi-format approach increasing flexibility
                                  • Response to the recession
                                    • Looking to underdeveloped markets for future growth
                                      • Recent history
                                        • Financial performance
                                            • Figure 15: Groupe Adeo: Sales performance, 2004-09
                                            • Figure 16: Groupe Adeo: Estimated European sales performance, 2008
                                          • Store portfolio
                                              • Figure 17: Groupe Adeo: Outlet data, 2004-08
                                            • Retail offering
                                              • Market positioning
                                                • Product offer
                                                  • Pricing
                                                    • Loyalty card
                                                      • e-commerce and home shopping
                                                      • News Analysis

                                                        • Bakers (retail)
                                                          • UK: Thorntons reports disappointing results
                                                            • Co-ops (retail)
                                                              • UK: OFT fines retailers £225 million for tobacco price fixing
                                                                • Grocers
                                                                  • Belgium: Delhaize reports solid results
                                                                    • France: Auchan FY profit down 9.1%
                                                                      • France: Carrefour sales up in Q1
                                                                        • France: Casino Q1 sales rise 5.6%
                                                                          • Germany: Edeka sales up 14.2%
                                                                            • Lithuania: Maxima FY profits halve
                                                                              • Netherlands: Ahold mulls Albert Heijn launch in Belgium
                                                                                • Portugal: Jeronimo Martins Q1 net profit up 30%
                                                                                  • Russian Federation: Seventh Continent records solid Q1 results
                                                                                    • Russian Federation: X5 profit lower than expected
                                                                                      • Sweden: Axfood posts solid results
                                                                                        • UK: Asda
                                                                                          • ...Bond stands down as Asda chief executive
                                                                                            • ..Clarke tipped to be new Asda chief
                                                                                              • …offers top executives early pay to avoid 50% tax
                                                                                                • …plans 150 Living stores to become largest non-food retailer
                                                                                                  • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                                    • …announced £32 million of price cuts
                                                                                                      • ...LFLs slow in Q1
                                                                                                        • UK: Netto UK profits up 53%
                                                                                                          • UK: Sainsbury's to sponsor Paralympic Games
                                                                                                            • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                              • …announces massive FY profit
                                                                                                                • …launches social networking site
                                                                                                                  • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                    • Spain: Mango sales rise 5.7%
                                                                                                                      • UK: Alexon reports FY loss
                                                                                                                        • UK: Arcadia COO departs
                                                                                                                          • UK: Burberry sales improve
                                                                                                                            • UK: Envy falls into administration
                                                                                                                              • UK: Jaeger targets premium young market with new brand
                                                                                                                                • UK: Moss Bros to open bespoke tailoring stores
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Mothercare circles Blooming Marvellous
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Peacocks ponders sale or refinancing
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Phase Eight receives interest from suitors
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Primark profits and sales increase
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Republic put up for sale
                                                                                                                                            • UK: River Island chief steps down
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Supergroup sales surge 83%
                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Original Factory Shop sales rise 35%
                                                                                                                                                  • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Faith slips into administration
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Logo 69 expresses Faith interest
                                                                                                                                                        • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Home Retail Group posts fall in annual profits
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Poundland sold for £200 million
                                                                                                                                                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Douglas Holding to sell some international outlets
                                                                                                                                                                  • Portugal: Sonae continues Spanish expansion
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                      • …converts entire mini wine range to plastic
                                                                                                                                                                        • …finance director steps down
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Next LFLs rise 2.2%
                                                                                                                                                                            • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                              • Finland: Stockmann unaware of Debenhams bid rumours
                                                                                                                                                                                • Germany: Blackstone mulls Kaufhof bid
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Italy: Gruppo Coin reports FY results
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Debenhams posts £114.5 million profit
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: John Lewis to launch biggest ever TV campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Harrods sold by Al Fayed
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: New Harrods owners consider overseas expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                            • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Germany: Praktiker posts weak Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Focus undergoes management changes
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: DFS sold for £500 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Dunelm reports LFLs increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …revenue soars 35%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …to launch virtual marketplace
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Findel FY sales up 1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Freemans receives £10 million cash injection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: N Brown posts strong FY results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The Hut Group raises £14 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Books and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: WH Smith profits up 2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Blacks Leisure posts FY results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: JD Sports posts profit increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Sports Direct enjoys strong results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: VF Corporation buys Blacks stake
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dobbies FY LFLs increase 6.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Electricals retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Carphone Warehouse records solid results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Belgium: Omega Pharma posts solid Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Video games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Game Group profits slump 28%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Music and DVD retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: HMV LFLs down 13.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ireland: Irish retail sales climb for first time since 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: London LFLs up 9.9% in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: ONS: Retail sales up in March
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Scottish retail sales up 0.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: UK retail sales down in April, says BRC
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: UK retail sales up 6.6% in March

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