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Each month Mintel’s UK Retail Briefing concentrates on a particular sector or market. This month, we look at Food retailing.

This review looks at:

  • Annual % change in the value of Food retailers, 2015-16
  • Impact of Brext on inflation
  • Annual percentage change in the price of Food and non-alcoholic beverages, April-Dec 2016
  • Annual percentage change in the volume sales of food retailers, detailed breakdown, Nov 2015- Dec16
  • Online sales as a percentage of all food retail sales, Nov 2014 – Dec 2016
  • Like-for-like sales performance of the major grocers over the Christmas period, 2016

We also include an Analyst Comment on Christmas 2017 the story so far.


What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Christmas 2017 – The story so far
      • The big themes
        • Retail sales in December
          • Discounting
            • Trust
              • Food retailers
                • Who’s best placed for 2017?
                • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                  • Key points
                    • Retail sales
                        • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2015/16
                        • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, Nov 2015-Dec 2016
                      • John Lewis
                        • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-Year Growth, Dec 2015-Jan 2017
                      • Inflation and wages
                        • Figure 4: Real wages growth: Wages growth vs inflation, 2010-16
                      • Inflation
                        • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2015-16
                      • Looking forward
                      • Sector Focus – Food Retailing

                          • Christmas: a surprisingly weak end to the year for the specialists
                            • Figure 6: Annual percentage change in the value sales of food retailers, Nov 2015-Dec16
                            • Figure 7: Annual percentage change in the value sales of food retailers, detailed breakdown, Nov 2015-Dec 16
                          • Inflation: Brexit starting to have an effect
                            • Figure 8: Annual percentage change in the price of food and non-alcoholic beverages, Apr-Dec 2016
                          • Volume growth continues to be strong
                            • Figure 9: Annual non-seasonally adjusted percentage change in the volume of goods sold in food stores, Nov 2015-Dec 2016
                            • Figure 10: Annual percentage change in the volume sales of food retailers, detailed breakdown, Nov 2015-Dec 16
                          • Online: takes a record December share
                            • Figure 11: online sales as a percentage of all food retail sales, Nov 2014-Dec 2016
                          • How did they perform over Christmas?
                              • Figure 12: Like-for-like sales performance of the major grocers over the Christmas period, 2016
                          • Headlines for the Month

                            • Grocers
                              • Clothing retailers
                                • Multi-sector retailing
                                  • Electrical retailing
                                    • Home shopping
                                      • Economy
                                      • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                        • Convenience retailers
                                          • UK: McColl’s gets the go ahead for Co-op store acquisition
                                            • UK: Nisa sees fresh food drive Christmas
                                              • UK: The Co-op to invest £15m in rewards
                                                • Grocers
                                                  • UK: Aldi
                                                    • …growth boosted by premium ranges
                                                      • …Specially Selected range sales lift by 25%
                                                        • UK: Asda launches 20p Christmas dinner offers
                                                          • UK: EasyFoodstore considers further shops
                                                            • UK: Lidl to build new London head office
                                                              • UK: Morrisons announces new price cuts
                                                                • UK: Waitrose unveils new format with The Kitchen
                                                                • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                  • Clothing retailing
                                                                    • UK: Boux Avenue leads growth for the Paphitis Group
                                                                      • UK: Fat Face to trial store closures on Boxing Day
                                                                        • UK: Jigsaw sales rise 10% over Christmas
                                                                          • UK: Mamas & Papas Christmas sales up 11%
                                                                            • UK: Next 4th quarter sales decline 0.4%
                                                                              • UK: Oui plans expansion into the UK
                                                                                • UK: Philip Plein opens first UK store
                                                                                  • UK: River Island launches men's activewear range
                                                                                    • UK: Topshop to launch in China
                                                                                      • Footwear retailing
                                                                                        • UK: Adidas launches 3D printed trainer range
                                                                                          • UK: Dr Marten's to open 100 new stores over five years
                                                                                            • UK: Russell & Bromley sales down 4.9%
                                                                                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                • UK: B&M reports strong Christmas trading
                                                                                                  • UK: Poundland to add clothing to assortment
                                                                                                    • Department stores
                                                                                                      • UK: Debenhams launches athleisure range
                                                                                                        • UK: Debenhams set to reduce designer partnerships
                                                                                                          • UK: Harvey Nichols profits halve following refurbishments
                                                                                                            • UK: House of Fraser opens first standalone store in China
                                                                                                              • UK: John Lewis Partnership
                                                                                                                • …see sales fall 10.8% post-Christmas
                                                                                                                  • …sales fall 0.6% in week 20
                                                                                                                    • UK: Selfridges sales driven by events and tourist spend
                                                                                                                      • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                        • UK: Screwfix plans new warehouse to support growth
                                                                                                                          • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                            • UK: Dixons Carphone delivers 19% profit growth
                                                                                                                              • UK: Maplin
                                                                                                                                • …ramps up content with Amplience partnership
                                                                                                                                  • …sees drones fly off the shelves
                                                                                                                                    • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                      • UK: Carpetright sales fall 3.8%
                                                                                                                                        • UK: United Carpets like-for-like sales rise 2.1%
                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Dreams launches new store concept
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Fabb Sofas to open four stores prior to Boxing Day
                                                                                                                                                • UK: Oak Furniture Land eyes sale to fund US growth
                                                                                                                                                  • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Asos to double UK-manufactured product
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Gear4Music sales rise 55%
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Missguided
                                                                                                                                                          • …founder launches new menswear line on Asos
                                                                                                                                                            • …to open second store
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: The White Company reports another record year
                                                                                                                                                                • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dermalogica installs digital signs across estate
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Luxury brands drive sales at The Fragrance Shop
                                                                                                                                                                      • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Typo opens first UK store
                                                                                                                                                                          • Video and gaming retailers
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Game unveils new gaming areas in-store
                                                                                                                                                                              • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Mountain Warehouse boosted by international sales
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Sports Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                    • …sells Dunlop brand for $112m
                                                                                                                                                                                      • …to sell off more brands in upmarket push
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shopping locations
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Ards footfall boosted by new retail and leisure space
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Footfall down over Christmas and New Year
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Government declines appeal to ban store openings on Boxing Day
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Retail footfall declines in November despite Black Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Retail sales rise 6.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Shop prices fall 1.4% in December

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