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Description

Description

This month's European Retail Briefing includes:

  • Analyst Comment - Discounting - not as easy as it looks
  • 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 – Discounting – Not as easy as it looks

      • The winning UK models
        • Hard discounting for non-foods
          • So if it works in the UK…
            • Next step France
              • Figure 1: Babou: outlet numbers and sales per outlet, 2008/09-2017/18
            • Underlying problems
              • What it means
              • European Retail Sales

                • Key points
                    • Figure 2: Major European economies: year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2017-18
                    • Figure 3: Major European economies: year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2017-18
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 4: Major European economies: all items CPI, 2017-18
                    • Figure 5: Major European economies: food price inflation, 2017-18
                • Launch Activity and Innovations

                  • Belgium: Delhaize unveils convenience concept Fresh Atelier
                    • France: Leclerc opens first organic store
                      • France: Organic retailer Biocoop invests in a new sector
                        • Zalando introduces a virtual stylist
                        • Headlines for the Month

                          • Grocers
                            • Clothing retailing
                              • Mixed goods retailing
                                • Electrical retailing
                                  • Home shopping
                                    • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                      • Toys and games retailing
                                      • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                        • Co-ops
                                          • UK: Co-op
                                            • …acquiring former Waitrose stores
                                              • …new £45 million distribution centre to create 1,200 jobs
                                                • Grocers
                                                  • France: Intermarché lowers prices to encourage healthier eating
                                                    • Netherlands: Ahold Delhaize
                                                      • …expanding into robotics
                                                        • …reports strong sales and earnings growth for Q3
                                                          • …Albert Heijn and bol.com launching new joint initiatives
                                                            • Netherlands: Sligro showing signs of growth
                                                              • Spain: DIA Group undergoing organisational changes as part of transformation process
                                                                • Spain: Eroski posts profits of €14.8 million in first half
                                                                  • Sweden: ICA posts 2.8% growth in like-for-like sales
                                                                    • UK: Asda staff shake-up could lead to 2,500 job cuts
                                                                      • UK: M&S appoints new leadership team for food business
                                                                        • UK: Morrisons third quarter sales up but retail growth slows
                                                                          • UK: Percol unveils UK’s first plastic-free coffee packaging
                                                                            • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                              • …and Oasis planning concession partnership
                                                                                • …half year results boosted by Argos takeover
                                                                                  • …CMA investigation into Sainsbury’s-Asda merger to factor in Aldi and Lidl’s impact
                                                                                    • UK: Waitrose & Partners Food & Drink Report reveals latest trends
                                                                                    • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                      • France: Camaïeu seeks protection from creditors
                                                                                        • Germany: Gerry Weber to discontinue Talkabout brand
                                                                                          • UK: Burberry profits surge 36% despite sales drop
                                                                                            • UK: Coach the latest luxury house to ban the use of real fur
                                                                                              • UK: Coast bought out of administration by Karen Millen
                                                                                                • UK: End opens first London store in Soho
                                                                                                  • UK: French Connection begins sale talks
                                                                                                    • UK: Jaeger to triple store network by end of 2019
                                                                                                      • UK: Karen Millen puts 100 jobs at risk
                                                                                                        • UK: Mulberry sales hit by House of Fraser administration
                                                                                                          • UK: New Look
                                                                                                            • …could lose more UK stores
                                                                                                              • …exiting the Chinese market
                                                                                                                • …half year results show a return to profitability
                                                                                                                  • UK: Next sales up 2% in Q3
                                                                                                                    • UK: Primark achieves strong full year performance in the UK
                                                                                                                      • UK: Reiss profits drop 26%
                                                                                                                        • UK: Sandro opening a menswear flagship store on Regent Street
                                                                                                                          • UK: Seasalt reports 23% increase in full-year sales
                                                                                                                            • UK: Superdry
                                                                                                                              • …first half sales affected by summer heatwave
                                                                                                                                • …issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                  • UK: TK Maxx FY sales increase 11%
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Zara UK reports soaring profits
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Footasylum
                                                                                                                                        • …experiences difficulty in second half trading
                                                                                                                                          • …credit insurance cut by numerous companies
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Schuh profits fall 9.6%
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Shoe Zone reports strong second half performance
                                                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                                                • France: B&M has acquired French retail chain Babou
                                                                                                                                                  • Netherlands: HEMA to be acquired by Marcel Boekhoorn
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Home Bargains sales surpass £2 billion
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: The Range posts falling profits
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Wilko swings to red
                                                                                                                                                        • News Analysis – Multi-sector

                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Halfords profits drop but sales rise in interim results
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                              • …appoints new leadership team for food business
                                                                                                                                                                • …expected to report a double digit drop in profits in interim results
                                                                                                                                                                  • …interim results reveal a sales decline across both divisions
                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches interactive sea map
                                                                                                                                                                      • …launches new Social Plastic reusable bag
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Mothercare cuts 200 jobs
                                                                                                                                                                          • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                              • …to close up to 50 stores over the next three to five years
                                                                                                                                                                                • …to potentially close one third of its stores
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …retail and digital managing director resigns
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …buys Glasgow store to create ‘Harrods of the North’
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …closing iconic Manchester store
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …JLAB innovation programmes launches retail experience challenge
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …introducing after-hours private shopping service
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …announces ambitious plan for reducing HGV emissions
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …begins search for new Chairman
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …Cheltenham store opens today
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Selfridges unveils new innovative menswear floor
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: B&Q pulling out of Black Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Homebase announces further store closures
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Travis Perkins report solid trading for Q3 2018
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Germany: MediaMarkt lowers profit forecast
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: HMV overtakes Amazon as UK’s biggest seller of physical music
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Carpetright sales dented by CVA store closures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Bensons for Beds partners with sleep expert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: IKEA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …launches first inner-city store in London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …UK sales boosted by store openings and digital growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: ScS Group to pull out of House of Fraser concessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dunelm posts flat quarterly revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • New Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Zalando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …expanding beauty offer to men’s cosmetics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …third quarter results impacted by summer heatwave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches Prime Wardrobe in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to create 1,000 technology jobs in three UK cities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to open fashion pop-up on Baker Street
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: AO World to acquire Mobile Phones Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Moonpig to open Manchester tech hub
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Musclefood undergoes major rebrand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: N Brown reports first-half losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Shop Direct planning to shut outlet arm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Sosandar expects to report 407% increase in half year revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Boots fourth quarter sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Paperchase reports falling profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: The Works reports 15% sales rise in first update since IPO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Waterstones unveils new store concept
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: WHSmith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …acquires InMotion for £155 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …announce store closures following detailed review
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Decathlon launches second hand platform
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Sports Direct acquires Evans Cycles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Claire’s stores under threat of closure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Bond Street completes £10 million transformation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: 02 Icon Outlet opens its doors
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • France: Toys ‘R’ Us France taken over by Jellej Jouets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: GAME narrows annual losses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Hamleys
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …appoint new finance chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …profits dive to £12 million loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: October retail sales growth up just 0.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: September retail sales up by 4.2%

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