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Description

Description

This month's UK Retail briefing includes:

  • An Analyst comment - Vestiaire Collective New Home in Selfridges
  • An overview of the latest UK Retail sales.
  • Sector Focus - Clothing and footwear 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 – Vestiaire Collective’s New Home in Selfridges

      • What we’ve seen
        • Conscious coupling
          • Figure 1: Vestiaire’s permanent space in Selfridges
        • Pre-owned luxury
          • Figure 2: Inside Harrods latest Re-Told charity shop, April 2019
        • Collective sustainability
          • Aspirational retail
            • Figure 3: Interactive screen at the Vestiaire Selfridges boutique, 2019
          • Premium pieces at fast-fashion price points
            • Figure 4: A red velvet Gucci suit and limited-edition Nike trainers on display, 2019
          • What it means
          • UK Retail Sales

            • Key points
              • Retail sales
                  • Figure 5: Retail sales trends, December 2018 – December 2019
                • BRC vs ONS
                  • “Small retailers” versus “large retailers”
                    • Figure 6: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, July 2017 - December 2019
                  • John Lewis
                    • Figure 7: John Lewis Department Stores: Year-on-Year Growth, March 2018 – October 2019
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 8: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, December 2018 - December 2019
                  • Inflation and wages
                    • Figure 9: Real wages growth: Wages growth vs inflation, Jan 2016 – Nov 2019
                  • Consumer confidence
                    • Figure 10: Mintel Financial confidence tracker, January 2017 – December 2019
                  • Looking forward
                  • Sector Focus – Clothing and Footwear Retailing

                    • What we have seen
                      • Store based retailers
                        • Figure 11: Growth in sales, all retailers, clothing and footwear retailers, 2018-19
                      • Sales volume for clothing and footwear hit by discounting
                        • Figure 12: Growth in sales volumes, all retailers, clothing and footwear retailers, 2018-19
                      • High levels of deflation during the golden quarter
                        • Figure 13: Inflation: Clothing and footwear and CPIH, January 2018 – December 2019
                      • Consumer spending on clothing and footwear reflect a tough year
                        • Figure 14: Consumer spending on clothing and footwear, by quarters in 2018-2019
                      • Winners and losers of the golden quarter
                        • Figure 15: Retail sales covering the Christmas period in 2019
                      • Outperformers
                        • Underperformers
                          • Where to next
                          • Launch Activity and Innovation

                            • UK: Bestway Retail rolls out convenient delivery trial with Uber Eats
                              • UK: London welcomes its first genderfluid fashion store
                                • UK: Marks and Spencer moves into sportswear with new ‘athleisure range ‘Goodmove’
                                  • UK: Harrods ventures into China with its first store outside of the UK
                                  • Headlines for the Month

                                    • Grocers
                                      • Off-licences
                                        • Clothing retailing
                                          • Mixed goods retailing
                                            • Multi-sector retailing
                                              • Department stores
                                                • Electrical retailing
                                                  • Furniture retailing
                                                    • Home furnishings
                                                    • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                                      • Co-ops
                                                        • UK: Co-op
                                                          • …to open 30 more stores ahead of Christmas
                                                            • …rolls out online expansion and announces vegan products push
                                                              • Grocers
                                                                • UK: Aldi posts merry Christmas figures and passes £1bn mark
                                                                  • UK: Tesco
                                                                    • …celebrates its fifth consecutive Christmas of growth
                                                                      • …teams up with WWF to track the environmental impact of food
                                                                        • …reveals latest price cuts in celebration of its centenary
                                                                          • UK: ‘An ‘unusually challenging’ Christmas for Morrisons
                                                                            • UK: New stores fuel growth over the festive period for Lidl
                                                                              • UK: Sainsbury’s sales dip over the Christmas quarter
                                                                                • UK: ProCook sees record Christmas sales figures
                                                                                  • Off-licences
                                                                                    • UK: Majestic Wine
                                                                                      • …toasts strong performance over the festive period
                                                                                        • …sale completed for £95 million
                                                                                        • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                          • UK: A joyless New Year for Joy as it falls into administration
                                                                                            • UK: Aspinal of London achieves double-digit growth over the festive period
                                                                                              • UK: Revenues rise at British lifestyle brand Hush
                                                                                                • UK: Hobbs returning profits buoyed by expansion of UK and International concessions
                                                                                                  • UK: Paul Smith sees profits rocket after investment in new shops and promotional activities
                                                                                                    • UK: Profits surge at Fred Perry by 10.5%
                                                                                                      • UK: Topshop
                                                                                                        • …at Westfield Stratford is to close after lease expires
                                                                                                          • …to remain open on Oxford Street after £310 million refinancing
                                                                                                            • UK: Christmas online sales down for Joules after stock error
                                                                                                              • UK: Next ups its full-year guidance following strong Christmas trading
                                                                                                                • UK: Superdry lowers its full-year profit estimate after weak Christmas trading
                                                                                                                  • UK: adidas and Beyoncé team up to launch gender-neutral collection
                                                                                                                    • UK: Superdry profits wiped out as sales drop in year of reset
                                                                                                                      • UK: Ted Baker issues profit warning along with the departure of its CEO and executive chairman
                                                                                                                        • UK: Whistles sings thanks to expansion programme as turnover tops £73m
                                                                                                                          • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                            • UK: Shoe Zone calls out high business rates as profits fall
                                                                                                                              • UK: Klarna Pay in 3 goes live in Schuh stores ahead of Christmas
                                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                                • UK: B&M Christmas sales up despite a difficult retail backdrop
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Flannels opens biggest store yet in Belfast
                                                                                                                                    • UK: Mothercare
                                                                                                                                      • …losses widen
                                                                                                                                        • …strikes exclusive deal with Boots for the next 5 years
                                                                                                                                          • UK: The Hut Group secures £1 billion funding to fuel its growth aspirations
                                                                                                                                            • UK: The White Company sees growth from all channels despite turbulent environment
                                                                                                                                              • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                • UK: M&S menswear and gifting hold back from delivering stronger Christmas results
                                                                                                                                                  • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: 19 store closures are revealed by Debenhams
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Beales explores sale amidst strategic review
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Sales slip for John Lewis Partnership over the festive period
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Selfridges pays thanks to exclusive product mix in Christmas results
                                                                                                                                                          • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                            • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Wickes to be demerged from Travis Perkins in the New Year
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Topps Tiles sales fall in first quarter
                                                                                                                                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dixons Carphone profits short-circuit as transformation costs bite
                                                                                                                                                                      • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Carpetright sold to investor Meditor with 80% voter support
                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: IKEA buys Kings Mall shopping centre in London’s Hammersmith
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Furniture Village reports sixth consecutive year of growth
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Victorian Plumbing hail staff and employees in a record breaking year
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Home furnishings
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Dunelm hails successful launch of new digital platform in its Christmas results
                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …to trial reusable mail bags in new plastic pledge
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …and Klarna expand partnership with ‘Pay in 3’ option
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Missguided slow in returning to profit as it misses on sales
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: MyTheresa adds menswear to its luxury ecommerce platform
                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Moonpig over the moon as it hits an 82% surge in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Ocado reports rising sales as it prepares for M&S grocery offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Studios sells education business to plug debt after revenues inch up
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Health & beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Customise your make-up bag with Fenty Beauty new eyeshadow palettes
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: A ‘nerve-wracking’ festive period for Waterstones
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Card Factory lowers full-year outlook after ‘softer than anticipated’ Christmas period
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: The Book People closes its books a week before Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: WHSmith International travel arm to double with acquisition of Marshall Retail Group
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Christmas up for JD Sports despite ‘widely reported challenges’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Mountain Warehouse proves doom-mongers wrong with record Christmas trading
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Watches of Switzerland profits from robust luxury watch market
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Revenues blossom at Squires Garden Centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Luxury retail and entertainment make for a profitable six weeks of trading at the Icon Outlet
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: A tough year for retailers in 2019 but not all is doom and gloom for BRC December retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Retail sales for November show a dip
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Locations to benefit from high street task force are revealed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: End of a decade
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • A (re)balancing act
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Driving the winds of change
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shifting consumer habits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Until next year

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