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UK Retail Briefing is a monthly briefing providing news and analysis thatincludes company results, store openings, cross-border moves, M & Aactivities, executive changes and property developments. Additionally eachmonth, UK Retail Briefing focuses on a key issue or specific UK retailsector. The month's retail news is then analysed sector by sector, makingthis an invaluable resource for all with an interest in the UK retailindustry.

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • A few thoughts about Christmas
      • The virtues of consumer research
        • Actions speak louder than words
          • Not enough bad news to keep the media happy
            • Deflation in discounts as well
              • Paradoxes
                • Where next?
                • Headlines of the Month

                  • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                      • Retail sales trends
                        • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2008-09
                      • Early data for December
                        • Figure 2: UK retail sales year-on-year growth, BRC vs ONS, 2007/09
                      • John Lewis
                        • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2008-10
                      • Inflation and wages
                        • Figure 4: RPI vs Wage rate growth, 2007-09
                      • Record rise in Inflation
                        • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in Retail Price Index for selected product groups, 2008-09
                      • Looking forward
                      • Sector Focus – Clothing and Footwear Retailers

                          • Sales trends
                            • Figure 6: Clothing and footwear specialist retailers, sales trends, 1999-2009
                            • Figure 7: Deflation in clothing and footwear, 1999-2009
                          • Sharp falls
                            • Figure 8: Clothing and footwear retailers as % of all retail sales, 1999-2009
                          • Sub-sectors
                            • Figure 9: Breakdown of clothing and footwear retailers’ sales by sub-sector, 1999-2009
                          • Retail price inflation
                            • Figure 10: Indices of retail prices for key product categories, Jan 1998-Dec 09
                          • Consumer expenditure
                            • Figure 11: Consumer expenditure on selected product categories, 1998-2009 (Q3)
                            • Figure 12: Clothing retailers as % all spending on clothing, 1998-2008
                          • Clothing sector
                              • Figure 13: Clothing specialists: Leading retailers’ share of clothing retailers’ sales, 2007/08-2008/09
                            • Footwear
                                • Figure 14: Footwear specialists: Leading retailers’ share of footwear retailers’ sales, 2008
                            • News Analysis

                              • Co-ops (retail)
                                • Co-operative sales soar 66% over Christmas
                                  • Convenience stores
                                    • Costcutter reveals solid festive trading
                                      • Spar
                                        • …festive sales up 10.3%
                                          • …LFLs up 4.8%
                                            • Grocers
                                              • Asda
                                                • …raises the stakes in price war
                                                  • …reports solid Christmas results
                                                    • Ocado Christmas week sales soar 49%
                                                      • Sainsbury's boasts record Christmas performance
                                                        • Tesco
                                                          • …enjoys strong Christmas results
                                                            • …to launch mortgage market assault in 2010
                                                              • Off-licences
                                                                • Majestic enjoys festive 11.7% rise in LFLs
                                                                  • Clothing retailing
                                                                    • Mamas & Papas secures funding for expansion
                                                                      • New Look enjoys Christmas sales boost
                                                                        • Peacocks reports robust Christmas sales
                                                                          • Superdry-owner reports record Christmas sales
                                                                            • Ted Baker sales soar 19% ahead of Christmas
                                                                              • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                • Original Factory Shop reports bumper Christmas
                                                                                  • Poundland festive sales rise by one third
                                                                                    • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                      • Laura Ashley LFLs up 4.9%
                                                                                        • Marks & Spencer
                                                                                          • …Christmas sales expected to edge up
                                                                                            • …posts sales rise
                                                                                              • Next posts sales increase
                                                                                                • Department stores
                                                                                                  • Debenhams LFLs up 0.1%
                                                                                                    • House of Fraser enjoys record Christmas sales
                                                                                                      • John Lewis
                                                                                                        • …enjoys record Christmas sales
                                                                                                          • …enjoys strong online Christmas Clearance
                                                                                                            • Liberty attracts potential buyers
                                                                                                              • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                • Topps Tiles closes Dutch operations
                                                                                                                  • Wickes posts strong sales
                                                                                                                    • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                      • Kesa records profit increase
                                                                                                                        • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                          • Carpetright posts 15.8% profit increase
                                                                                                                            • United Carpets sees H1 sales rise 10%
                                                                                                                              • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                • DFS brings Boxing Day Sale forward
                                                                                                                                  • Habitat bought by Hilco
                                                                                                                                    • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                      • Dunelm posts strong H1 results
                                                                                                                                        • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                          • Ideal Shopping Direct
                                                                                                                                            • …reveals solid FY results
                                                                                                                                              • Shop Direct Christmas sales up 6.3%
                                                                                                                                                • Music and video goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                  • HMV
                                                                                                                                                    • …boss optimistic despite Waterstone's sales hit
                                                                                                                                                      • …makes move into music festivals
                                                                                                                                                        • Books and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                          • Clinton Cards sees 3.6% LFL rise over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                            • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                              • Blacks Leisure sees strong Christmas trading
                                                                                                                                                                • JD Sports posts festive LFLs rise
                                                                                                                                                                  • JJB Sports records 52% sales slump
                                                                                                                                                                    • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                      • Theo Fennell gets X Factor boost
                                                                                                                                                                        • Toys and games retailing
                                                                                                                                                                          • Game suffers disappointing Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                            • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                              • Bidders circle Pets at Home
                                                                                                                                                                                • HobbyCraft to be put up for sale

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