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Description

Description

This month's UK Retail briefing contains:

  • An Analyst comment - The end of a decade - Looking forward, looking back
  • An overview of the latest UK Retail sales.
  • Sector Focus - Grocery retailing
  • Highlights of the latest UK Retail trend observations
  • Monthly UK retail news headlines and analysis

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment: The end of a decade – looking forward, looking back

    • UK Retail Sales

      • Key points
        • Retail sales
          • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, June 2018-July 2019
        • BRC vs ONS
          • “Small retailers” versus “large retailers”
            • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, July 2017-November 2019
          • John Lewis
            • Figure 3: John Lewis Department Stores: year-on-year growth, March 2018-November 2019
          • Inflation
            • Figure 4: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, November 2018-November 2019
          • Inflation and wages
            • Figure 5: Real wages growth: wages growth vs inflation, Jan 2016-Nov 2019
          • Consumer confidence
            • Figure 6: Mintel financial confidence tracker, January 2017-October 2019
          • Looking forward
          • Sector Focus – Grocery Retailing

              • Retail sales value rises but growth slows down in November
                • Figure 7: Annual non-seasonally adjusted percentage change in the value sales of food retailers at current prices, January 2018-November 2019
              • Upward trend in food inflation stabilises in second half of 2019
                • Figure 8: Annual percentage change in the price of food and non-alcoholic beverages, Jan 2018-Nov 2019
              • Retail sales volume drops in November 2019
                • Figure 9: Annual non-seasonally adjusted percentage change in the chained volume of goods sold in food stores, January 2018-November 2019
              • Consumers’ concern about food waste forces grocery sector to react
                • Figure 10: Attitudes towards food waste at grocery retailers, August 2018
              • Reducing food waste by selling outdated products
                • What it means
                • Launch Activity and Innovations

                  • UK: Asda opens bulk-buy concept store in Bristol
                    • UK: Sainsbury’s and Coles team up
                      • UK: Mulberry launches concept store in Leeds
                      • Headlines for the Month

                        • Grocers
                          • Other food and drink specialists
                            • Clothing retailing
                              • Footwear retailing
                                • Mixed goods
                                  • Department stores
                                    • DIY retailing
                                      • Online
                                      • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                        • Grocers
                                          • UK: Asda
                                            • …like-for-like sales down 0.5%
                                              • …rolls out ‘Asda Recipes’ tool to its website
                                                • UK: Lidl
                                                  • …announces latest UK expansion plans
                                                    • …gives 19,000 of its employees a pay rise
                                                      • UK: Morrisons
                                                        • …removes black plastic from own brand packaging
                                                          • …to offer best before food boxes
                                                            • UK: Sainsbury’s launches biggest Christmas charity in store
                                                              • Other food and drink specialists
                                                                • UK: Cake Box half year profits see 27% lift
                                                                  • UK: Holland & Barrett to offer products past best before dates
                                                                    • UK: Naked Wines losses widen to £5.7m
                                                                    • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                      • UK: Abercrombie & Fitch opens at Westfield London
                                                                        • UK: All Good Things launches new stores
                                                                          • UK: Burberry revenues rise 3% to £1,281 million
                                                                            • UK: Handbag Clinic launches capital-raising campaign
                                                                              • UK: Joules retail sales grow despite challenging trading environment
                                                                                • UK: Kate Spade pops up at Liverpool ONE
                                                                                  • UK: Mulberry
                                                                                    • …losses widen to £9.9 million
                                                                                      • …new Portobello Tote is made from 100% eco leather
                                                                                        • UK: New Look sales fall despite narrowing losses
                                                                                          • UK: Oasis sees 175% increase in campaign revenue through targeted video marketing
                                                                                            • UK: Peacocks set to buy Bonmarché out of administration
                                                                                              • UK: Quiz results swing to loss as brand blames ‘challenging market’
                                                                                                • UK: Seren & An Indian Summer open Christmas pop-ups
                                                                                                  • UK: Ted Baker
                                                                                                    • …issues profit warning along with the departure of its CEO and executive chairman
                                                                                                      • …reveals £25 million overstatement for inventory
                                                                                                        • UK: Timberland sustainable store on Carnaby Street
                                                                                                          • UK: Trotters report 50% growth in e-commerce sales
                                                                                                            • UK: Wood Wood opens flagship in Soho
                                                                                                              • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                • UK: Clarks calls in advisors
                                                                                                                  • UK: Shoenvious launches in the UK
                                                                                                                    • UK: Steve Madden opens first store after a decade
                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                      • UK: B&M posts a fall in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                        • UK: Mamas & Papas close six stores as part of pre pack deal
                                                                                                                          • UK: Mothercare losses widen
                                                                                                                            • UK: Poundland rolls out its simple pricing structure nationwide
                                                                                                                              • UK: The Original Factory Shop posts 13% decline in revenue
                                                                                                                                • Multi-sector
                                                                                                                                  • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                    • …grows its urban farming concept
                                                                                                                                      • …considers downsizing flagship stores in a review of its 20 largest shops
                                                                                                                                        • Department stores
                                                                                                                                          • UK: Fortnum & Mason sees pre-tax profit rise 26%
                                                                                                                                            • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                              • …launches two DnaNudge pop-ups in London
                                                                                                                                                • …opens ‘experience playground’ new format store
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                    • …teams up with Instagram for pop-up
                                                                                                                                                      • …permanent cinema opens
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Watt Brothers Glasgow flagship to close mid-December
                                                                                                                                                        • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                          • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Kingfisher sales up 0.4% in the third quarter
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Topps Tiles posts 1.6% decline in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Wickes to be demerged from Travis Perkins in the new year
                                                                                                                                                                  • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Carpetright accepts Meditor takeover offer
                                                                                                                                                                      • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Arlo & Jacob opens new London flagship
                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dunelm expects a boost in profits following success of new website
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: ScS weathers political uncertainty despite sales fall
                                                                                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Black Friday contributes to a record performance at Angling Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Lovehoney opens first brick and mortar pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Misguided teams up with Icelolly.com
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Ocado to open ‘mini’ customer fulfilment centre
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Sosandar revenues up by 53%
                                                                                                                                                                                      • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                        • Health & beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: After Beauty launches ‘beauty playground’
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: L’Occitane launches Beauty café in London
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Seekology opens new Richmond store
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Body Shop posts rising profits and sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Card Factory posts 5% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Clintons
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …continues to Christmas trade as it closes pre-pack administration deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to close stores and cut rents
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Adidas launches AR experiences at London flagship
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …owner Mike Ashley to demand turnover rents across retail empire
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …to rebrand into Frasers Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: LVMH
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …buys Tiffany & Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …ups its bid to £12bn for Tiffany & Co
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Watches of Switzerland profits from robust luxury watch market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: acquisitions help fuel growth at Dobbies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Hammerson offloads St Oswald’s retail park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: property owner of shopping centre Trinity Leeds posts a pre-tax loss of £147 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Westfield London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …brings digital beauty brands to bricks and mortars
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …opens dog hotel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Toys and games
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: A ‘Quiet Hour’ at the Entertainer this Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Pets and pets products
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Pets at Home pre-tax profit increases 10.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Black Friday distorts decline in November retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: ONS results show 3.0% rise in all retail sales for October

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