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Description

Description

This month's UK Retail Briefing includes the following:

  • An Analyst comment - Impact of COVID-19 on the grocery retail sector
  • An overview of the latest UK Retail sales.
  • Sector Focus - Household goods 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: Ongoing Impact of COVID-19 on the Grocery Retail Sector

    • UK Retail Sales

      • Key points
        • Retail sales
            • Figure 1: Retail sales trends, January 2019 – January 2020
          • BRC vs ONS
            • “Small retailers” versus “large retailers”
              • Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, July 2017 - February 2020
            • Inflation
              • Figure 3: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, January 2019 - February 2020
            • Inflation and wages
              • Figure 4: Real wages growth: Wages growth vs inflation, Jan 2016 – Feb 2020
            • Consumer confidence
              • Figure 5: Mintel Financial confidence tracker, January 2017 – February 2020
            • Looking forward
            • Sector Focus – Household Goods

                • The sector – what’s included
                  • The sector in context
                    • Figure 6: Major household goods categories, share of sales, 2018
                    • Figure 7: Spending on household goods products, 2014-18
                    • Figure 8: Household goods sectors year on year growth in sales, by quarter, Q1 2016-Q3 2019
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 9: Inflation in household goods, % change over 12 months, May 2019-January 2020
                  • The housing market has stabilised in recent years
                    • Figure 10: Quarterly UK residential property transactions, Q1 2015-Q4 2019
                  • Consumer confidence
                    • Figure 11: Consumer financial confidence, January 2017- 2020
                  • Where next?
                  • Launch Activity and Innovations

                    • UK: Sainsbury’s launches new ‘On the Go’ concept store
                      • UK: Asda experiments with 3D technology and electronic shelf labels at Stevenage store
                        • UK: Tesco launches plasters to match different skin tones
                          • UK: Primark shows off latest Wellness Collection in first pop-up launch
                          • Headlines for the Month

                            • Co-ops
                              • Grocers
                                • Other food specialists
                                  • Clothing retailing
                                    • Footwear retailing
                                      • Mixed goods retailing
                                        • Department stores
                                          • DIY retailing
                                            • Furniture retailing
                                              • Book and stationery retailing
                                              • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                                • Bakers
                                                  • UK: Greggs 2019 results shine but storms and coronavirus impact 2020 outlook
                                                    • UK: Greggs rolls out vegan sausage roll stalls at Asda
                                                      • Co-ops
                                                        • UK: Co-op to expand same-day delivery service to over 650 stores
                                                          • Convenience stores
                                                            • UK: Costcutter and Nisa to feature refillable household products in LocoSoco tie-up
                                                              • UK: McColl profits slump as it seeks new debt arrangement
                                                                • Grocers
                                                                  • UK: Asda sales down after ‘mindful’ spending by shoppers at Christmas
                                                                    • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                      • …launches ‘Nectar Prices’ promo for loyal customers
                                                                        • …pilots Ecover refill stations
                                                                          • UK: Tesco
                                                                            • …takes on Aldi as it pledges to price match hundreds of products
                                                                              • …to adapt large store bakeries to customer demand
                                                                                • …zero-waste shopping service Loops enters UK with Tesco tie-up
                                                                                  • UK: Waitrose
                                                                                    • …grows online delivery network as it prepares Ocado split
                                                                                      • …pushes for product provenance in latest ad campaign
                                                                                        • …to launch thousands of new and revamped product as it ends deal with Ocado
                                                                                          • Other food specialists
                                                                                            • UK: Holland & Barrett’s clean beauty store in Birmingham offers refill stations and demo sinks
                                                                                              • UK: Hotel Chocolat boosts sales on the back of new openings
                                                                                              • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                                • UK: Bleak outlook for French Connection amid continued difficult trading conditions in the UK
                                                                                                  • UK: Bonmarché sold to Peacocks
                                                                                                    • UK: Boux Avenue drafts in advisers
                                                                                                      • UK: Burberry autumn/winter 2020 fashion show will be carbon neutral
                                                                                                        • UK: Expansion buoys rising sales for lifestyle brand Raging Bull
                                                                                                          • UK: House of Holland drafts in administrators as it seeks ‘additional investment’
                                                                                                            • UK: Lyle and Scott launches first womenswear collection in over a decade
                                                                                                              • UK: New Look cuts quarterly losses under new CEO Nigel Oddy
                                                                                                                • UK: Primark sales rise but coronavirus may be a threat
                                                                                                                  • UK: Reiss sales rise thanks to new partnerships and rapid global expansion
                                                                                                                    • UK: River Island joins fellow retailers H&M and Asos in transparency pledge
                                                                                                                      • UK: Ted Baker in talks to sell off London headquarters
                                                                                                                        • UK: UK’s first sock vending machine by SOCKSHOP
                                                                                                                          • UK: Victoria Secret sells 55% stake to private equity firm
                                                                                                                            • UK: Warehouse shows off first menswear collection online
                                                                                                                              • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                                • UK: Shoe Zone warns of 100 store closures if business rates are not reformed
                                                                                                                                • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                                  • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                    • …to open 60 frozen and chilled ‘shop-in-shops’
                                                                                                                                      • …expands its kidswear range in Pep&Co stores
                                                                                                                                        • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                          • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                            • …extends click & collect cut-off to help grow its online sales
                                                                                                                                              • …to close two distribution centres risking 662 jobs
                                                                                                                                                • …expands mobile self-scanning and payment option to 44 more stores
                                                                                                                                                  • …warns landlords over loss-making stores
                                                                                                                                                    • …bra-fitting service goes digital
                                                                                                                                                      • …extends refill scheme to Manchester in a bid to tackle plastic waste
                                                                                                                                                        • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Beales
                                                                                                                                                            • …announces 12 store closures following administration
                                                                                                                                                              • …remaining stores poised to close as no buyer emerges
                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Animal rights group Peta buys stake in House of Fraser
                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                    • …underperforms and dampens results across the Partnership
                                                                                                                                                                      • …launches new labelling to own-brand baby and childrenswear
                                                                                                                                                                        • …to sell its first men’s make-up brand online and in-store
                                                                                                                                                                          • …unveils first ever TV ad campaign outside Christmas period
                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Selfridges open Hurr fashion rental pop-up
                                                                                                                                                                            • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                                              • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Topps Tiles warns of sliding profits significantly below expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Travis Perkins posts positive results against challenging market backdrop
                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Homebase returns to profits and is set to open smaller formats
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Carpet retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Axminster Carpets secures future
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Emma Mattress annual sales surge
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Uncertainty around coronavirus impacts DFS full-year guidance
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Homewares retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dunhelm expects full-year pre-tax profits to be ‘slightly ahead’ of analyst expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Laura Ashely to ‘consider all appropriate options’ if it cannot secure funds
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Head office redundancies at SecretSales under new owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: I Saw It First launches wholesale with Just A Group as global agent
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …advises customers to order early as it faces ‘exceptionally high demand’
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …earnings fall as sales surge
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: SilkFred rolls out ‘inclusive’ clothing with ‘disability conscious’ brand
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Waterstones sales increase boosted by non-book items
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Outdoor specialist Montane hopes to reach ‘next level of growth’ under new owner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: JD Sports Chairman slams CMA findings
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Watches of Switzerland expands Knightsbridge showroom in multi-million pound project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Capital and Regional profits drop as they battle ‘retail headwinds’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Eco market to open in Camden
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Hammerson sells remaining retail parks at a discount
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: Intu Lakeside opens ‘first-ever’ store dedicated to online retailers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Intu Properties postpone financial results after failing to raise new equity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Strike a pose at Selfie Factory’s fourth store in the Icon Outlet at the O2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Westfield owner accelerates disposal programme as UK income declines
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Miscellaneous specialist retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Angling Direct posts rise in revenue despite ‘disappointing post-Christmas trading’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: BRC reports retail sales ‘returning to growth’ in January 2020
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: February retail sales inch up 0.1% affected by trio of storms
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: ONS January results reveal a 3.7% uplift in all retail sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Prime Minister set to axe business sector council network

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