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Description

UK Retail Briefing

UK Retail Briefing is a unique series of sector overviews that are written by Mintel experts and updated every month. Our analysts give insight into the burning issue in the industry including:

  • Latest industry news
  • Current retail performance
  • Market forecasts
  • Latest trading statistics
  • Advertising data
  • Expert comment and opinion

Use UK Retail Briefing to:

  • Identify opportunities for growth
  • Increase your market intelligence quickly and easily
  • Strategise consumer targeting
  • Translate consumer trends into business drivers
  • Pin-point threats and adjust your business plans accordingly

What's included

What's included

Table of contents

Table of contents

  1. Analyst’s Comment

    • One recession, or two?
      • Underpinning retail sales
        • Where next?
          • There are bad times just around the corner
            • A note in defence of the ONS
              • Changing methods
                • Figure 1: Retail sales value growth on old and new bases, 2005-09
              • Incompetent reporting
              • Headlines for the Month

                • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                    • Retail sales trends
                      • Figure 2: Retail sales trends, on old and new ONS bases, 2008-09
                    • Early indications for May
                      • Figure 3: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2007/09
                      • Figure 4: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2008-09
                    • Inflation and wages
                      • Figure 5: RPI vs Wage rate growth, 2007-09
                    • The RPI falls again
                        • Figure 6: Annual percentage change in Retail Price Index for selected product groups, 2008-09
                      • Looking forward
                      • Sector Analysis – Electricals

                          • Sales trends
                            • Figure 7: Electrical specialist retailers, sales trends, 1999-2009 Q1
                            • Figure 8: Electrical retailers as percentage of all retail sales, 1998-2009
                          • Consumer expenditure
                            • Figure 9: Consumer expenditure on selected product categories (£m), 1998-2008
                          • Retailer performance
                            • Figure 10: Electricals specialists sales relative to spending on electricals goods, 1998-2008
                          • Retail price inflation
                            • Figure 11: Indices of retail prices for product categories, 2000-09
                          • Electrical retailers: Latest trends
                            • Figure 12: UK: Leading electical retailers, 2007/08
                        • Advertising News

                          • New campaigns
                            • Asda rolls out cycling project
                              • Currys in summer tie-up with News International
                                • M&S
                                  • … stages 125th birthday penny bazaars
                                    • … in nostalgic anniversary ad drive
                                      • Morrisons brings in-store mag online
                                        • PC World kicks off brand-led campaign
                                          • Phones4U turns to popular people
                                            • Tesco offers free laptops as it challenges Carphone
                                              • Waitrose in "Essential" campaign
                                                • Account gains and losses
                                                  • Mothercare appoints BBH
                                                    • Selfridges hands centenary brief to Wieden & Kennedy
                                                      • Seventy Seven to promote Spar as a 'credible' wine seller
                                                      • Executive Appointments

                                                        • Alliance Boots names new CEO
                                                          • Halfords appoints new chairman
                                                            • Mulberry's COO resigns
                                                              • Wyevale Garden Centres appoints new chairman
                                                              • Advertising Expenditure

                                                                  • Figure 13: Total advertising expenditure, by all advertisers (£m), Mar 2005-Mar 2009
                                                                  • Figure 14: Total advertising expenditure, by all retail advertisers (£m), Mar 2005-Mar 2009
                                                                • Use of media
                                                                  • Figure 15: Use of media, by retail and all advertisers (£m), Mar 2008-Mar 2009
                                                                  • Figure 16: Use of media, by retail and all advertisers (%), Mar 2008-Mar 2009
                                                                • Top 25 retail advertisers
                                                                  • Figure 17: Top 25 retailers, by adspend (£), Feb 2009-Mar 2009
                                                              • The Month in UK Retailing

                                                                  • Bakers (retail)
                                                                    • Greggs sales up 5% in H1
                                                                      • Grocers
                                                                        • Asda
                                                                          • … sales up 8.4% in Q1
                                                                            • … to expand in Scotland
                                                                              • Morrisons reports strong Q1 sales
                                                                                • Sainsbury's enjoys 11% hike in FY profits
                                                                                  • Spar International posts "excellent" results
                                                                                    • Tesco trials DVD rental kiosks in Ireland
                                                                                      • Waitrose bucks downturn with quarterly growth
                                                                                        • Off-licences
                                                                                          • First Quench posts FY loss
                                                                                            • Clothing retailing
                                                                                              • Alexon LFLs slump 10.5% in Q1
                                                                                                • Aquascutum in sales talks
                                                                                                  • Bay Trading bought out of administration
                                                                                                    • Burberry suffers annual loss
                                                                                                      • French Connection posts sales boost
                                                                                                        • Moss Bros reports sales fall
                                                                                                          • New Look posts record FY results
                                                                                                            • TJX Europe plans huge UK expansion
                                                                                                              • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                • Clarks profits increase 16%
                                                                                                                  • Debenhams parts ways with Shoe Studios
                                                                                                                    • Mixed goods retailing
                                                                                                                      • Mothercare FY profits soar
                                                                                                                        • Poundland posts annual earnings jump
                                                                                                                          • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                            • Alliance Boots posts £13m profit
                                                                                                                              • Laura Ashley records sales rise
                                                                                                                                • Marks & Spencer cuts dividend as FY profit drops
                                                                                                                                  • Department stores
                                                                                                                                    • Debenhams posts sales dip, looks to raise £323 million
                                                                                                                                      • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                        • B&Q invests £18m in furniture launch
                                                                                                                                          • Kingfisher enjoys 40% profit boost
                                                                                                                                            • Topps Tiles profits slump
                                                                                                                                              • Wickes owner in £300m rights issue
                                                                                                                                                • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                  • Best Buy Europe posts annual loss
                                                                                                                                                    • DSGi sells Hungarian chain for €1
                                                                                                                                                      • Kesa sees sales drop 7.5%
                                                                                                                                                        • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                          • Findel considers rights issue after disappointing year
                                                                                                                                                            • Ideal Shopping Direct enjoys sales increase
                                                                                                                                                              • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                • Borders UK hires restructuring firm
                                                                                                                                                                  • Clinton Cards puts Birthdays into administration
                                                                                                                                                                    • WH Smith posts solid Q3 sales
                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                        • Blacks Leisure suffers annual loss
                                                                                                                                                                          • JD Sports
                                                                                                                                                                            • … acquires Chausport for €8 million
                                                                                                                                                                              • … ponders JJB takeover
                                                                                                                                                                                • … posts LFLs boost
                                                                                                                                                                                  • JJB sees sales plunge 23%
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports Direct sells 5% JJB Sports stake to mystery investor
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Aurum reports flat Q1 sales
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Signet delivers Q1 profit increase
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Garden centres
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Dobbies enjoys sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Halfords profits rise 2.4%

                                                                                                                                                                                                  About the report

                                                                                                                                                                                                  This report will give you a complete 360-degree view of your market. Not only is it rooted in robust proprietary and high-quality third-party data, but our industry experts put that data into context and you’ll quickly understand:

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Consumer

                                                                                                                                                                                                    What They Want. Why They Want It.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Competitors

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Who’s Winning. How To Stay Ahead.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Market

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Size, Segments, Shares And Forecasts: How It All Adds Up.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Innovations

                                                                                                                                                                                                    New Ideas. New Products. New Potential.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Opportunities

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

                                                                                                                                                                                                  • The Trends

                                                                                                                                                                                                    What’s Shaping Demand – Today And Tomorrow.

                                                                                                                                                                                                  Please Note: This is a sample report. All of the figures, graphs, and tables have been redacted.

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