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Description

Description

Each month Mintel’s UK Retail Briefing concentrates on a particular sector or market. This month’s provides analysis of the food retail sector.

This sector focus looks at:

  • An analysis of the latest UK retail sales trends
  • Growth of the food retail sector tracked against inflation
  • Recent performance of the major grocery multiples
  • Looking ahead to performance of the food sector and the outlook for Christmas 2014
  • The latest monthly UK retail news and commentary.

We also include an Analyst's Comment looking at the recent developments at Tesco.

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

      • Why – Problems at Tesco
        • Why – Changes in the sector
          • Where next?
            • Can it be done?
            • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

              • Key points
                • Retail sales trends
                  • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2013-14
                • BRC data for July
                  • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2013-14
                • John Lewis
                  • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2013-14
                • Inflation and wages
                  • Figure 4: The income squeeze: Wages growth vs inflation, 2009-14
                • Inflation
                  • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2013-14
                • Looking forward
                • Sector Focus – Food Retailing

                    • Executive summary
                      • Inflation declines reflect price competition
                        • Figure 6: Consumer prices: Annual % change in food, beverages and tobacco, June 2013-June 2014
                        • Figure 7: Shop-prices: Annual % change in food, June 2013-July 2014
                      • Food retailers’ sales
                        • Figure 8: Retail sales: Annual % change in value sales, July 2013-June 2014
                      • Looking ahead
                        • Major grocers’ recent results
                            • Figure 9: Major grocers’ year-on-year sales growth, 2014
                        • Headlines for the Month

                          • Grocers
                            • Clothing
                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                • Department stores
                                  • DIY
                                    • Electrical retailing
                                      • Home shopping
                                      • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                        • Co-ops
                                          • Co-op
                                            • …announces governance reform proposals
                                              • …sells its farms
                                                • …sells its pharmacy chain
                                                  • …to open pop-up kiosks
                                                    • …trials tablet trolleys
                                                      • Convenience stores
                                                        • Booker to open new Family Shopper stores
                                                          • McColl’s
                                                            • …launches loyalty scheme
                                                              • …sales grow 3.6%
                                                                • Grocers
                                                                  • Aldi
                                                                    • …launches first smartphone
                                                                      • …founder Karl Albrecht dies aged 94
                                                                        • …to launch equestrian clothing
                                                                          • Lidl to offer premium French wine selection
                                                                            • Morrisons
                                                                              • …partners with Quidco
                                                                                • …Q1 like-for-likes
                                                                                  • …sells Kiddicare to Endless
                                                                                    • Ocado to open new warehouse
                                                                                      • Sainsbury's
                                                                                        • …now sole owner of Anobii
                                                                                          • …names first two Netto sites
                                                                                            • …to close non-food website
                                                                                              • …to power store on food waste
                                                                                                • Tesco
                                                                                                  • …hire Marks & Spencer finance head
                                                                                                    • …Phillip Clarke to stand down
                                                                                                      • …to build 4,000 homes
                                                                                                        • Off-licences
                                                                                                          • Conviviality full-year pre-tax profits up
                                                                                                            • Market share UK
                                                                                                              • Tesco and Morrisons sales down 3.8%
                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                                                                • Clothing retailing
                                                                                                                  • Bonmarché like-for-like sales up
                                                                                                                    • Boux Avenue to open first airport store
                                                                                                                      • Champion to return to the UK
                                                                                                                        • East sales dip 2%
                                                                                                                          • Internacionale brand name for sale
                                                                                                                            • La Senza
                                                                                                                              • …administrator closes six outlets
                                                                                                                                • …more store closures
                                                                                                                                  • Matalan to launch Oxford Street Flagship
                                                                                                                                    • Next sales grow 10.7% in first half
                                                                                                                                      • Oliver Bonas launches click-and-collect
                                                                                                                                        • Pepe Jeans considers sale
                                                                                                                                          • Primark sales soar 22% in Q3
                                                                                                                                            • Select buys 18 Internaçionale stores
                                                                                                                                              • SuperGroup sales grow 19.6%
                                                                                                                                                • White Stuff sales jump 16.2%
                                                                                                                                                  • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                                    • Office considering £300 million stock market flotation
                                                                                                                                                      • Luxury retailers
                                                                                                                                                        • Jimmy Choo opens doors of virtual showroom
                                                                                                                                                          • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                            • Argos
                                                                                                                                                              • …expands use of augmented reality in catalogues
                                                                                                                                                                • …to cut or freeze 10,000 prices
                                                                                                                                                                  • B&M sales grow 31.9% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                    • Hema to launch UK website in September
                                                                                                                                                                      • Marks & Spencer recruit Tesco internet chief
                                                                                                                                                                        • Poundstretcher cuts prices across the board
                                                                                                                                                                          • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                            • Debenhams poaches Mothercare Chief Financial Officer
                                                                                                                                                                              • Fortnum & Mason standalone airport store
                                                                                                                                                                                • Harrods to redevelop menswear department
                                                                                                                                                                                  • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to launch ‘Tea on The Green’ in Glasgow city centre
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …partnership sales rises 6.3% in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …launches Cartier online
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …opens Christmas shop
                                                                                                                                                                                              • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Homebase attracts takeover bids
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Home Retail Group considering selling Homebase
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Kingfisher like-for-like sales fall 1.8% in Q2
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Travis Perkins sales rise 11.5% in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Comet administrators facing probe
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Dixons Carphone
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • … announce shareholders support for merger
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …opens first store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • HMV like-for-like sales grow 9.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carpetright sales grow 5.2% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Floors-2-Go collapses into administration again
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Cath Kidston attracts Chinese investor
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches two-day European delivery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …launches wearable technology store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Ao.com like-for-like sales jump 30% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • eBay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …partners with Sotheby’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …The British Fashion Council to launch eBay shop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Findel sales down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • N Brown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …hires CIO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …Simply Be announces Kelly Brook collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Net-a-Porter Chief Executive steps down
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Walgreens expected to take full control of Alliance Boots
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Smiggle to double UK store portfolio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Alan Fort to take control of American Golf on an interim basis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …profits grow 19.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to open stores in Australasia
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • The Garden Centre Group to return to Wyevale
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Opticians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lenstore posts record billing in May
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Brighthouse revenue grows by 12.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Card Factory sales rise 8.9% in first half of the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Halfords sales accelerate 7.9% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Kiddicare stores to close
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Mothercare
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …appoints new chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …Destination Maternity withdraws bid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pets at Home sales jump 10.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Fragrance Shop sales jump 11.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Thorntons' sales grow 0.6% Q4
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Miscellaneous
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Royal Mail expands its click & collect service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Retail sales growth lowest in three years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Retail sales rise 4.2% in June
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shop prices fall in July
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Tesco and Morrisons sales down 3.8%

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