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European Retail Briefing - September 2019

This month's European Retail Briefing includes:

  • Analyst Comment on Zalando increasing its engagement with circular fashion
  • An overview of the latest European Retail sales
  • Highlights of the latest Retail trend observations across Europe.
  • Monthly headlines and retail news across Europe.

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  1. Analyst comment – Zalando increases its engagement in Circular Fashion

      • What we've seen
        • The current challenges of the clothing industry
          • Sustainability through circular fashion
            • Figure 1: Flowchart example for production and reuse in circular fashion
          • Leading players sign the ‘G7 Fashion Pact’
            • German online retailer Zalando contributes to circular fashion
              • 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

                  • France: Carrefour
                    • …reopens Evere hypermarket with new bio zone and cafe concepts
                      • …unveils its new Next Concept at the hypermarket Toison d'Or in Dijon
                        • France: Casino trials IKEA’s click and collect service at hypermarkets
                          • Belgium: IKEA opens pop-up store in Leuven
                          • Headlines for the Month

                            • Convenience stores
                              • Grocers
                                • Clothing retailing
                                  • Mixed goods retailing
                                    • Department stores
                                      • Electrical retailing
                                        • Furniture retailing
                                          • Online retailing
                                            • Health & beauty retailing
                                            • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                              • Convenience stores
                                                • Austria: Spar Express to expand in Austria
                                                  • UK: McColl Q3 sales fall 2.2%
                                                    • UK: Nisa rolls out self-service checkouts
                                                      • Grocers
                                                        • France: Organic farming specialist, Comptoirs de la Bio to open 34 new stores by the end of 2019
                                                          • France: Carrefour
                                                            • …opens two Supeco stores in the north of France
                                                              • …to launch Supeco in France
                                                                • France: Casino
                                                                  • …raises offer price to buy Exito’s 50% stake in GPA
                                                                    • …to launch self-service checkout tills for hypermarket visitors on Sundays
                                                                      • France: Colruyt expansion plans in France aims for 7 store openings per year
                                                                        • France: French supermarket group Cora sees sales fall 1.5%
                                                                          • Germany: Aldi Nord launches sustainable cotton buds in its stores
                                                                            • Hungary: 210 jobs at risk under Match and Smatch restructuring plan
                                                                              • Luxembourg: Lidl trial to reduce food waste
                                                                                • Netherlands: Albert Heijn trials automated shop
                                                                                  • Netherlands: Jumbo Foodmarkt trials meal delivery service
                                                                                    • Netherlands: Lidl opens first energy circular store
                                                                                      • Norway: NorgesGruppen posts 2.5% rise in sales in H1 results
                                                                                        • Sweden: Coop Sverige rolls out same-day delivery service in greater Stockholm
                                                                                          • Sweden: ICA sees sales rise 3.9% in H1
                                                                                            • UK: Aldi
                                                                                              • …loses court battle over look-a-like make-up line
                                                                                                • …to be the first to scrap plastic on tinned tuna
                                                                                                  • UK: Asda
                                                                                                    • …launches second-hand pop-up shop
                                                                                                      • …sales benefit from late falling Easter
                                                                                                        • UK: Lidl reminds its suppliers to cover no-deal Brexit costs
                                                                                                          • UK: Morrison plans closure of four branches risking 400 jobs
                                                                                                            • UK: Sainsbury’s launches Hero themed collector cards promo with Disney
                                                                                                              • UK: Tesco to ban brands from its shelves that use excessive plastic packaging
                                                                                                                • Off-licences
                                                                                                                  • UK: Former boss John Colley to return to Majestic Wine
                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                                                    • Austria: Austria’s largest H&M store to be opened
                                                                                                                      • Netherlands: Miller & Monroe no more and parent company leaves a debt of €43 million
                                                                                                                        • Spain: Mango sales edge up in 2018
                                                                                                                          • UK: Ann Summers secures rent deals on 95 shops
                                                                                                                            • UK: Arcadia
                                                                                                                              • …posts huge losses in latest full-year results
                                                                                                                                • …US landlords drop CVA challenges against Arcadia
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Flannels opens first London store
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Guess second-quarter net revenue reaches £557.69 million
                                                                                                                                      • UK: H&M
                                                                                                                                        • …teams up with brand Richard Allan
                                                                                                                                          • …demands turnover-rents from landlords to cut costs
                                                                                                                                            • …launches music partnership as part of new loyalty scheme
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Monsoon Accessorize faces legal challenge to its CVA
                                                                                                                                                • UK: New Look launches vegan collection
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Primark
                                                                                                                                                    • …full-year results rise 3%
                                                                                                                                                      • …plans to roll out food and drink formats
                                                                                                                                                        • …to train 160,000 farmers as part of its Sustainable Cotton Programme
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Pull & Bear opens new larger store in Liverpool ONE
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Reiss H1 sales rise 23.7%
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: River Island seeks to cut rents by 40%
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Superdry appoints IMG as new licensing partner
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                                    • …appoints Next as new childrenswear licensing partner
                                                                                                                                                                      • …signs licensing deal with Japanese partner Sojitz Infinity
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Trading update from Quiz expects the retailer to return to profits despite tough trading
                                                                                                                                                                          • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Clarks seeks 30% rent reductions
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Dr Martens profits and sales soar
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Office considers 15 store closures
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Puma launches Endorphin Store in Shoreditch London
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Schuh calls in KPMG
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Shoe Zone issues profit warning
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield sees footfall grow over the summer
                                                                                                                                                                                          • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                            • Europe: Poundland owner considers €4bn sale or flotation
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …releases positive results with revenue growing 3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …to trial prices below £1
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Halford sales fall 3.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Germany: Karstadt Kaufhof scraps plastic bags
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Netherlands: De Bijenkorf posts revenue growth of 15%
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Debenhams seeks counsel from Deloitte as its CVA is challenged by one of its landlords
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                                                • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sweden: Clas Ohlson posts 4% increase in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: Mediamarkt and Saturn post small turnover growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Currys PC to sell Amazon Fire TV’s in UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dixons Carphone posts a rise in like-for-like sales of 2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: HMV to open giant concept store in Birmingham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • France: Steinhoff to cut jobs at Conforama in France to reduce $10bn debt
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ireland: Danish household retailer JYSK confirms plans to open 40 stores in Ireland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Dunhelm celebrates 40 years of trading and sees 10.7% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Emma Mattress reveals partnership with John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Giorgetti, Italian furniture retailer opens first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Laura Ashley posts a pre-tax loss of £14.3 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Belgium: Electrical specialist Coolblue to open new store in Belgium
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Belgium: Made.com furniture retailer, sets up a logistics centre in Antwerp
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • France: Zalando to deliver orders from Adidas website
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Germany: Deliveroo exits Germany
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: Zalando
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …trials robots for customer orders
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …trials a second-hand store in Berlin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Germany: Zooplus sees sales increase by 13%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Spain: Alibaba opens its first AliExpress store in Spain
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …opens its first Clicks & Mortar store in Scotland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …under fire for non-recyclable packaging
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Angling Direct sees sales grow 21%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: ASOS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …asks its suppliers for discounts
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …criticised for labelling women's size 14 as XL
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Boohoo raises full-year outlook
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Shop Direct to sell Topshop lines for the first time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: MySale seeks £10m funding from share placing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Health & beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Germany: Perfumery chain Douglas sees 5.1% revenue growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Superdrug bucks high street trend of store closures with 13 new stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Card Factory see sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Totally Wicked products available at WHSmith stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: WHSmith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …opens first UK InMotion store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …releases a positive pre-close trading update
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: JD Sports posts 46.9% increase in group sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Sports Direct closes eight Jack Wills stores and warns of more closures
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Links London in the race to find a buyer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Watches of Switzerland surpasses £200m mark in Q1 results
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Toy specialist Hawkin’s Bazaar up for sale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: BRC figures for August flatlines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Prominent retailers come together demanding kinder business rates
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Retail sales climb 3.7% in July

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          European Retail Briefing - September 2019

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