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Description

Description

This month's European Retail briefing includes:

  • Analyst Comment - How Grocers are Partnering with Delivery Apps
  • 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 – How Grocers are Partnering with Delivery Apps to Deliver Takeaways and Top-ups

      • What we've seen
        • Increasing numbers of UK retailers partner with third party delivery companies
          • Portuguese supermarket Pingo Doce extends into takeaway market
            • Just Eat leads takeaway sector
              • Figure 1: Third party ordering/delivery services used to buy takeaway services, November 2018
            • Consumers want more cuisines and favour loyalty schemes
              • What it means
              • European Retail Sales

                • Key points
                    • Figure 2: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales value growth, 2018-19
                    • Figure 3: Major European economies: Year-on-year retail sales volume growth, 2018-19
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 4: Major European economies: All items CPI, 2018-19
                    • Figure 5: Major European economies: Food price inflation, 2018-19
                • Launch Activity and Innovations

                  • Belgium: Lidl trials food click & collection service in Belgium
                    • Germany: Edeka rolls out organic format called Naturkind
                      • Netherlands: Ahold Delhaize to open supermarket accessible by boat
                        • France: Jules opens concept store in Bordeaux
                        • Headlines for the Month

                          • Grocers
                            • Clothing
                              • Electrical
                                • Online
                                  • Toys and games
                                  • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                    • Convenience stores
                                      • UK: Costcutter and Uber Eats partner for grocery delivery deal
                                        • UK: Tesco trials cashier-less shopping
                                          • Grocers
                                            • Belgium: Jumbo opens in Belgium
                                              • France: Carrefour
                                                • …and Danone team up for health and wellness initiative
                                                  • …experiments with the sale of ‘expired’ products
                                                    • …releases AR toy catalogue
                                                      • …to expand into Uzbekistan
                                                        • Netherlands: Albert Heijn to open Albert Heijn Café and Albert Heijn Keuken
                                                          • Netherlands: Ahold Delhaize
                                                            • …rolls out contactless payment
                                                              • …posts €16.7 billion in sales for Q3
                                                                • Netherlands: Sligro presents disappointing results
                                                                  • Spain: Auchan announces investment plans
                                                                    • Spain: Eroski rolls out sustainable bakery packaging
                                                                      • Sweden: ICA net sales increase 3.4% in Q3
                                                                        • Switzerland: Migros introducing dedicated Italian section
                                                                          • UK: Aldi launches online toy shop
                                                                            • UK: Lidl
                                                                              • …to invest £15bn over the next five years in UK supply chain
                                                                                • …to roll out electric vehicle chargers to all new store
                                                                                  • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                    • …grocery sales fall 0.1%
                                                                                      • …to stop selling fireworks
                                                                                        • UK: Tesco rumoured to be considering launching Finest pop-ups in the lead up to Christmas
                                                                                          • UK: Waitrose to stop selling plastic toys in Christmas crackers from 2020
                                                                                            • Other food specialists
                                                                                              • UK: Cake Box posts 6% rise in half-year sales
                                                                                              • News Analysis – Clothing & Footwear

                                                                                                • Belgium: Ted Baker opens first Belgian store
                                                                                                  • Germany: H&M opens experiential store in Berlin
                                                                                                    • Netherlands: Dutch fashion brand Scotch & Soda see a net loss of €12.9 million
                                                                                                      • Sweden: H&M
                                                                                                        • …collaborates with Italian couturier Giambattista Valli
                                                                                                          • …trials rental service in Stockholm
                                                                                                            • …buys majority stake in resale company Sellpy
                                                                                                              • UK: All Saints sees topline growth thanks to product-focused strategy
                                                                                                                • UK: Bonmarché tumbles into administration placing thousands of jobs at risk
                                                                                                                  • UK: Burberry launches its first video game
                                                                                                                    • UK: Forever 21 to liquidate three remaining stores in £30m clearance sale
                                                                                                                      • UK: Gap Global sees sales fall 7% year on year
                                                                                                                        • UK: Khaadi to close stores in pre-pack deal
                                                                                                                          • UK: Matalan sees profits rise 11.3% but profits fall 28.5%
                                                                                                                            • UK: Next retail sales down 6.3% in Q3 results
                                                                                                                              • UK: Oasis launches third-party brands online
                                                                                                                                • UK: Primark sees profits jump by 8%
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Quiz revenues fall 11% in H1 results
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Radley sees £92.9 million in turnover for full year results
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Seasalt posts 29% rise in turnover
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Superdry revenues drop 11.3%
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Thomas Pink sees operating losses widen to £23.5 million
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Zara UK full year profits halved despite sales rise
                                                                                                                                              • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Clarks group sales fall 4% to £1.46 billion
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dune operating profits fall 21%
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Kurt Geiger revenues increase to £334.7 million
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: LK Bennett to close founding store
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Schuh
                                                                                                                                                          • …posts pre-tax loss of £6.1 million
                                                                                                                                                            • …rolls out footwear recycling scheme
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Shoe Zone reports 0.8% rise in revenues despite profit warning
                                                                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Home Bargain posts rising pre-tax profit to £233.3 million
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Mothercare to appoint administrators
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                                                      • …opens five Pep&Co shop-in-shops
                                                                                                                                                                        • …rolls out ‘simple’ pricing to all stores
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: TK Maxx reports increased sales and profits
                                                                                                                                                                            • Multi-sector
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                • …sales fall 2.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …launches new online payment service
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches own brand halal range
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …makes vegan wine pledge
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Debenhams secures £50 million in funding to trade over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Fenwick posts a loss of £17.3 million
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Harrods opens standalone beauty store at Intu Lakeside
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …opens click and collect network to third parties
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …trials plastic bag-free stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Selfridges to open 45,000 sq ft of commercial space
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                                        • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Wickes results climb 8.3% in Q3
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Belgium: Samsung opens experience store in Antwerp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • France: Fnac Darty benefits from online growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • France: Medi-Market expands into France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • France: Nespresso inaugurates 45th store in France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Richer Sounds posts 8.7% rise in sales to £171.2 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Music and video goods
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: HMV launches experiential store Vault
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: IKEA sees 8% year on year sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Homewares
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dunelm sales rise 5.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: H&M Home opens in Bullring centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Online shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • France: Cdiscount posts 5.1% rise in revenue for third quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Amazon rolls out AI-powered fashion search for UK app users
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Boohoo collaborate with Coppafeel! in new lingerie collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Deliveroo expands its on-demand grocery service to over 200 convenience stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Feelunique launches new technology to improve product ingredient transparency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Luxury etailer Xupes opens first retail store in City of London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: N Brown returns to profit but sales down 5.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Notonthehighstreet posts a marginal decline in revenues but operating profit nearly doubles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Shop Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …moves Littlewoods campaign spend to digital-only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …posts a pre-tax loss of £185.5 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Sosandar expects revenues to hit £2.82 million in H1 trading update
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Vente-Privee closes UK business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Yoox launches enhanced styling tool Yoox Mirror
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Health & beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Lush launches conveyor belt for new in-store gifting service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Superdrug launches 30-minute delivery service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book and stationery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: The Works record 5.4% rise in total revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: WHSmith reveals $400m acquisition of Marshall Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Links of London goes into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Intu remains confident in latest trade update
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Toys and games
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Netherlands: Lego opens flagship in Amsterdam
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: FAO Schwarz opens at Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: The Entertainer defies high street gloom as sales and profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Gear4Music posts 16% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Halfords registers a 2.5% fall in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Jessops puts jobs at risk as it looks for a rescue deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: BRC posts 0.1% increase in sales for October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: ONS September retail sales rise 3.6%

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