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Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • Sunday trading
      • Budget changes
        • Introduction of changes
          • Other objectors
            • Food retailing in a free Sunday trading environment
              • Time to change the law
              • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                • Key points
                  • Retail sales trends
                    • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2014-15
                    • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2014-15
                  • John Lewis
                    • Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-Year Growth, 2014-15
                  • Inflation and wages
                    • Figure 4: The income squeeze: Wages growth vs inflation, 2010-15
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2014-15
                  • Looking forward
                  • Sector Focus – Electrical Goods Retailing

                      • What you need to know
                        • Recovering from Black Friday
                          • Figure 6: Spending on electrical / electronic goods, 2014
                          • Figure 7: Year-on-year growth in spending on electrical goods, 2010-Q1 2015
                        • Q1 2015
                          • Specialists’ sales
                              • Figure 8: Retail sales (including VAT), 2010-15
                            • Dixons Carphone – The first full year results
                              • Market shares
                                • Figure 9: Leading specialists and non-specialists share of all spending on electricals, 2013-14
                              • Prospects
                                • Figure 10: Electricals spending plans, May 2015
                            • Headlines for the Month

                              • Convenience stores
                                • Grocers
                                  • Other food and drink specialists
                                    • Clothing and footwear retailing
                                      • Department stores
                                        • DIY retailing
                                          • Garden centre retailing
                                            • Home shopping
                                              • Health and beauty retailing
                                                • Entertainment retailing
                                                • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                                  • Convenience stores
                                                    • UK: Booker Group
                                                      • …appoints new chairman
                                                        • …makes ‘good progress’ in the first quarter
                                                          • UK: Convenience stores invest £177m over last three months, shows report
                                                            • UK: Nisa
                                                              • …posts £3m operating loss
                                                                • …Store of the Future 2 concept proves popular
                                                                  • UK: Spar kicks off summer campaign
                                                                    • Grocers
                                                                      • UK: Asda poised to win back customers at Christmas
                                                                        • UK: Iceland sales fall 0.5% in 2014
                                                                          • UK: Lidl
                                                                            • …launches £20m marketing drive
                                                                              • …mulls online wine store
                                                                                • UK: Mid-counties Co-operative enlists first non-food concessions
                                                                                  • UK: Morrisons sees the largest sales increase again
                                                                                    • UK: Ocado
                                                                                      • …announces humanlike robots
                                                                                        • …closing in on international deal
                                                                                          • …half year revenue increases 18.2%
                                                                                            • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                                              • …like-for-likes fall 2.1%
                                                                                                • …makes board changes
                                                                                                  • UK: Tesco Q1 like-for-like sales improvement
                                                                                                    • UK: The Co-operative Group
                                                                                                      • …appoints new board members
                                                                                                        • …focuses on London expansion
                                                                                                          • …invests £125m in price cuts
                                                                                                            • Other food and drink specialists
                                                                                                              • UK: Conviviality Retail in talks to buy drinks supplier
                                                                                                                • UK: Ferrero makes offer for Thorntons
                                                                                                                  • UK: Holland & Barrett
                                                                                                                    • …enjoys 5.5% sales increase
                                                                                                                      • …hosts vegan cafe concession
                                                                                                                        • UK: Majestic Wine sales grow but profits fall
                                                                                                                        • News Analysis – Non-food

                                                                                                                          • Clothing and footwear retailing
                                                                                                                            • UK: Asos posts 20% sales rise
                                                                                                                              • UK: Bon Marché like-for-like sales increase 4.0%
                                                                                                                                • UK: Clarks
                                                                                                                                  • …installs Wifi to all stores
                                                                                                                                    • …suffers a ‘challenging’ year
                                                                                                                                      • UK: East embarks on store closures
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Fat Face plans US expansion
                                                                                                                                          • UK: H&M experiments with East London pop-up
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Joules secures £11m of funding
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Mulberry’s trading improves in the second half
                                                                                                                                                • UK: N Brown transformation is “on track”
                                                                                                                                                  • UK: New Look acquisition is completed
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: New men’s concept store: The Dandy Lab
                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Reiss founder explores minority stake sale
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Shoe Zone revenues fall amidst store closures
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: SuperGroup maintains sales momentum in Q1
                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Ted Baker
                                                                                                                                                              • …launches virtual version of its ‘& Moore’ store
                                                                                                                                                                • …revenues grow by 24.2%
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: TM Lewin in talks over management buyout
                                                                                                                                                                    • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Argos sales suffer but Homebase sees an improvement in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Marks & Spencers
                                                                                                                                                                          • …loses market share
                                                                                                                                                                            • …restates online figures to account for returns
                                                                                                                                                                              • …Q1 sales rise 1.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Wilko suffers from fall in earnings
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Debenhams like-for-like sales flat
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                                        • …restructures to become more customer-centric
                                                                                                                                                                                          • …sales boosted by online shoppers
                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to open its first full scale bricks and mortar store in the UK since 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                                                • …announces JLAB finalists
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …ends free click-and-collect for orders under £30
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …enters the smartphone market
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sales buoyed by Father’s Day purchases
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …teams up with Bruce Oldfield
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to roll out more restaurant concessions
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Liberty plans international expansion
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Clas Ohlson signs contract for second compact store
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Kingfisher hires Coop Denmark boss as new chief
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Topps Tiles has an encouraging Q3
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Furniture and homeware retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Carpetright sales and profits up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Dunelm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …appoints John Browett as chief executive
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …like-for-like sales up 5.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Sofaworks may have to change name following DFS court battle
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Garden centre retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Wyevale Garden Centres profits surge 55%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Amazon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …brings one-hour delivery to London
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …Prime Day to offer more discounts than Black Friday
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Arcadia backed online shopping site to launch in the UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Boohoo sales grow 35% in Q1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Net-a-Porter makes first profit in five years
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Royal Mail to send direct mail based on online shopping history
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: The Book Depository makes £4m loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Brighthouse
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …revenues up 12.2%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …to roll out smaller “satellite” store format
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Dixons Carphone partners with Sprint Corp in the US
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Maplin reports flat full-year profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Superdrug full-year pre-tax profits and sales up
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Greetings card and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Card Factory management selling off shares
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Paperchase nears a takeover deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Direct Golf reveals full-year sales decline
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Entertainment retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Hamleys eyed by House of Fraser owners
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: HMV relaunches online
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Halfords appoints new CFO
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: JD Sports continues strong start to the year
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Sports Direct announces first Scottish retail and gym hybrid
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Travel retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Moto suffers £37m turnover drop
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Shopping locations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Longines sets record for Oxford Street rent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Westfield announces expansion to luxury shopping village
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Government to relax Sunday trading laws
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Shop prices fall as consumer confidence rises
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: The BRC warns on business rates

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Where The White Space Is. How To Make It Yours.

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