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Description

Description

This month's European Retail Briefing includes:

  • Analyst Comment on Le 4 Casino - The future of 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. Le 4 Casino – The Future of Retailing?

      • What we’ve seen
        • Packed with innovation
          • Figure 1: "Le 4 Casino" store interior
        • The first store space for Cdiscount in Paris
          • Casino driving digital innovation
            • Payments include WePay for Chinese tourists
              • Store product locator
                • 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 launches new concept store
                      • Finland: The S Group launches ‘My Purchases’ service
                        • Sweden: H&M tests new store format
                        • Headlines for the Month

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

                                        • Co-ops
                                          • UK: Co-op
                                            • …profit rises driven by strong food sales
                                              • …to ban single use plastics
                                                • UK: Scotmid Co-operative’s half year profit benefits from hot weather
                                                  • Grocers
                                                    • Belgium: Carrefour Belgium starts lowest price guarantee
                                                      • Belgium: Lidl two-hour delivery by bike
                                                        • France: Auchan to deploy urban farms
                                                          • France: Carrefour
                                                            • …launches global action plan ‘Act for food’
                                                              • …to trial Darty franchises in hypermarkets
                                                                • …French supermarket Casino rejected Carrefour takeover approach
                                                                  • France: Monoprix now delivering through Amazon’s Prime Now
                                                                    • Germany: Metro wants to sell its Real hypermarkets
                                                                      • Ireland: Tesco to offer free online delivery service for pensioners
                                                                        • UK: Aldi to create 5,000 new jobs in the UK with 130 new stores
                                                                          • UK: Lidl
                                                                            • …opening 38-acre warehouse in Leeds
                                                                              • …pledges to scrap black plastic packaging
                                                                                • UK: Morrisons
                                                                                  • …launches new range of vegan ready meals
                                                                                    • …revenue increases by 4.5% for first half
                                                                                      • …facing employment tribunal claim over equal pay
                                                                                        • UK: Sainsbury's
                                                                                          • …Asda merger could result in 400 stores lost
                                                                                            • …Asda merger referred for further investigation
                                                                                              • …to test beauty aisles
                                                                                                • UK: Tesco
                                                                                                  • …group sales up 12.5%
                                                                                                    • …set to launch discount chain Jack’s next week
                                                                                                      • …opens the first two Jack’s discount stores
                                                                                                        • …to scrap best before dates on fruit and vegetables
                                                                                                          • …Jamie Oliver to join Tesco to help encourage healthy eating for customers
                                                                                                            • UK: Waitrose steps up action to remove plastic bags
                                                                                                              • …trial 2 hour same day delivery
                                                                                                                • …testing an in-house delivery service
                                                                                                                  • Other food specialists
                                                                                                                    • France: Organic retailer Biocoop invests in a new sector
                                                                                                                      • UK: Hotel Chocolat profits up 13%
                                                                                                                      • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                                                        • France: Happychic announces closure of 88 of its stores
                                                                                                                          • France: Lacoste appoints first female creative director in 85 years
                                                                                                                            • UK: Bonmarché warns full-year profits will be below expectations
                                                                                                                              • UK: British tailoring house Lutwyche opens first pop-up
                                                                                                                                • UK: French Connection
                                                                                                                                  • …confirms company could be sold
                                                                                                                                    • …report 2.4% drop in revenue
                                                                                                                                      • UK: H&M enjoys sales boost in third quarter
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Matalan outperforms rivals
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Moss Bros Group report 3.3% fall in total group revenue
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Mulberry opens new Regent Street flagship
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Next full price sales up 4.5% in first half
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Orla Kiely ceases trading
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Primark
                                                                                                                                                    • …boosts revenue despite a drop in like-for-like store sales
                                                                                                                                                      • …extends sustainable cotton sourcing programme to Pakistan
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Quiz issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: River Island
                                                                                                                                                            • …opening new full-sized store at The Grafton, Cambridge
                                                                                                                                                              • …reports decline in annual sales and profit
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Superdry appoints chief product officer and plans launch of new fashion range
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Sweaty Betty posts jump in profits and sales
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                      • …sales up 3.5%
                                                                                                                                                                        • …signs deal with Timex for a new watch collection
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: TK Maxx FY sales increase 11%
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Allbirds to open first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                                                                              • France: Negozio Leggero opens store in Paris
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to open stores in 20 former Poundworld locations
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …intellectual property put up for sale
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Wilko swings to red
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …appoints new leadership team for food business
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …launches clothing range for children with disabilities
                                                                                                                                                                                              • …rolls out new checkout-free payment service
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …Holly Willoughby unveiled as new face of M&S fashion campaign
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Karstadt and Kaufhof finalise merger
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Italy: Rinascente launches WeChat On Demand service
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: BHS to return to high street with Beales concessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …could launch CVA as it calls in KPMG
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …director of merchandising exits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …wants to bring fun back to shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Harvey Nichols rolling out shoppable video screens in-store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …three stores to close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …in-house brands to be scrapped from House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …flagship store to see business rates tax to rise 57%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …may take £50 million hit to profits after cutting prices this summer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …reports a 99% drop in half year profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …collaborating with CupClub to reduce plastic waste
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: 200 management roles cut in B&Q restructure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Kingfisher reports drop in interim profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Topps Tiles lifts profit forecast following strong fourth-quarter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Wesfarmer’s former bosses received £760,000 in termination payments despite disastrous takeover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • France: Fnac Darty to acquire majority stake in WeFix
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: HMV reports falling sales and profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Emma Mattress partners up with Carpetright
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: DFS profits hit by summer heatwave
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Dunelm reports 6.7% fall in full-year profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Habitat opens first new flagship in 10 years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Harveys launches first ever celebrity partnership with Louise Redknapp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: ScS Group revenue up £4.3 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Cath Kidston reviewing store locations to increase footfall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Belgium: Foam rubber manufacturer Recticel to sell its own mattresses online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Zalando revises 2018 guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Russia: Alibaba takes joint venture route to push Russian expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Boohoo
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …lifts forecast as sales beat expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …poaches Primark executive John Lyttle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Made.com reports a 40% increase in revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …adds ‘low plastic’ and ‘recyclable’ categories online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …revenue up 11.5% for Q3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Sosandar expects to report 407% increase in half year revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Card Factory profits rise despite challenging footfall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Paperchase under pressure as main credit insurer reduces cover
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Office Outlet’s CVA is approved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Waterstones buys rival bookstore Foyles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Chairman of Sports Direct Keith Hellawell is to step down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Evans Cycles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …seeks £10m in urgent funding from lenders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …seeks buyer after failing to launch rescue bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …Halfords reportedly makes a bid to buy Evans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: JD Sports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …plans to take gym chain nationwide
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …pre-tax profits up 19% following record results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Nike revenues top predictions
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Wyevale sells four more garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • France: Orchestra intends to takeover Toys ‘R’ Us in France
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: The Entertainer reports 38% profit uplift
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Icon Outlet at The 02 announces launch date
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Pets at Home Group reports 2.7% like-for-like growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: August retail sales up by 4.9%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: BRC-Nielsen Shop Price Index reports second month of price inflation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: retail sales down 0.2% in September

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  About the report

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Consumer

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Competitors

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Market

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Innovations

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Opportunities

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Trends

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

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

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