Sorry for interrupting, this website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Learn more
Accept & Close

UK Retail Briefing - November 2010

UK Retail Briefing is a monthly briefing providing news and analysis that includes company results, store openings, cross-border moves, M & A activities, executive changes and property developments. Additionally each month, UK Retail Briefing focuses on a key issue or specific UK retail sector. The month's retail news is then analysed sector by sector, making this an invaluable resource for all with an interest in the UK retail industry.

What you get

What's included

Why buy from us?

Succeed

Our reports will provide you with market data, consumer research and competitive intelligence to succeed in your market.

Instant Access

Buy now and you'll have instant access to the information you need to make the right decisions.

Opportunities

Find out what's next in the markets that matter to you: where opportunities lie and what challenges you will face.

Trusted

A business Superbrand, Mintel is a source you can trust. We have been defining and refining the Market Intelligence mix since 1972.

Table of contents

  1. Analyst Comment

    • The Last Binge
      • Key points
        • What the consumer says
          • Will consumer spend more this year?
            • Figure 1: Christmas spending intentions, 2001-10
            • Figure 2: Difference between those planning to spend more and those planning to spend less, 2001-10
          • 2010 vs 2009
            • Pre-VAT boom
              • The spending cuts
                • The young
                  • Figure 3: Profile of those going to spend more/less this Christmas
                • Attitudes to spending
                  • Figure 4: Attitudes to Christmas spending, 2002-10
                • The internet
                  • Figure 5: Attitudes to Christmas spending over the internet, 2007-10
                • Eat drink and be merry …
                  • 2011
                  • Headlines for the Month

                    • Food retailers
                      • Clothing retailers
                        • Footwear
                          • Department stores
                            • Mixed goods
                              • Multi-sector
                                • DIY
                                  • Electricals
                                    • Furniture
                                    • Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

                                        • Retail sales trends
                                          • Figure 6: Retail sales trends, 2009-10
                                        • BRC and ONS unanimous, for a change
                                          • Figure 7: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2009-10
                                        • John Lewis
                                          • Figure 8: John Lewis: Year-on-year growth, 2009-10
                                        • Inflation and wages
                                          • Figure 9: RPI vs Average weekly earnings growth, 2008-10
                                        • Inflation remains uncomfortably high
                                          • Figure 10: Annual percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for selected product groups, 2009-10
                                        • Looking forward
                                        • Sector Analysis – Electricals

                                            • Retail sales trends
                                              • Electrical household appliance specialists
                                                • Figure 11: Electrical household appliance specialists’ sales trends, 2001-10
                                              • Computer and telecoms equipment specialists
                                                • Figure 12: Computer and telecoms equipment specialists’ sales trends, 2001-10
                                              • Online indicators
                                                • Figure 13: Percentage of total sales generated online, selected retailers 2008/09-2009/10
                                              • Sector performance
                                                • Figure 14: Electrical household appliance retailers’ and computer & telecoms equipment retailers’ sales as % of consumer spending on electricals categories, 2005-09
                                              • Consumer expenditure
                                                • Figure 15: Consumer expenditure on selected product categories (£m), 1999-2009
                                              • Prospects
                                                • Retail price inflation
                                                  • Figure 16: Indices of retail prices for product categories, 2000-10
                                                • Electrical retailers: Leading players
                                                  • Figure 17: UK: Leading electical retailers, 2009/10
                                              • News Analysis

                                                • Grocers
                                                  • Asda
                                                    • …appoints former Tesco man as COO
                                                      • …launches Christmas promotional campaign
                                                        • …market share dips again
                                                          • Booths to launch value range
                                                            • Iceland founder offers £1billion to regain company
                                                              • Morrisons up 1.3% in third quarter
                                                                • Stokes enters administration
                                                                  • Tesco
                                                                    • …wins store battle
                                                                      • …Christmas promotional campaign
                                                                        • Off-licences
                                                                          • First Quench sees only a third of stores trading as off licences
                                                                            • Clothing retailing
                                                                              • Accessorize launches standalone website
                                                                                • All GIVe stores to close
                                                                                  • Arcadia reconfiguration threatens 200 stores
                                                                                    • Aurora to open dual-branded Oasis/Warehouse stores
                                                                                      • Burberry expects full year profit increase
                                                                                        • Jigsaw appoints new chief executive
                                                                                          • Leifsdottir label to launch in UK Urban Outfitters
                                                                                            • Matalan reports "satisfactory" first half
                                                                                              • N Brown
                                                                                                • …plans more acquisitions
                                                                                                  • …profits up 5.5%
                                                                                                    • New Look directors leave after restructure
                                                                                                      • Next clothing costs to rise
                                                                                                        • Peacocks
                                                                                                          • …hires marketing director
                                                                                                            • …receives two bids
                                                                                                              • Primark profits rise 35%
                                                                                                                • Ralph Lauren to open its first Rugby store in the UK
                                                                                                                  • Rigby & Peller sales dip
                                                                                                                    • Suits You
                                                                                                                      • …enters administration
                                                                                                                        • …owner considers sale
                                                                                                                          • Topshop success with Kate Moss
                                                                                                                            • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                              • Clarks thrives through strong US trade
                                                                                                                                • Kurt Geiger sees profits soar
                                                                                                                                  • Office bidding continues
                                                                                                                                    • Schuh opens new store
                                                                                                                                      • Russell & Bromley profits up
                                                                                                                                        • Multi-sector retailing
                                                                                                                                          • Halfords looks to cut costs
                                                                                                                                            • M&S
                                                                                                                                              • …on track to reach end of year online sales target over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                • …to axe Portfolio
                                                                                                                                                  • …to take on 20,000 staff
                                                                                                                                                    • … to buy back Euro shops it ditched
                                                                                                                                                      • Mothercare sees overseas sales growth
                                                                                                                                                        • One New Change opens
                                                                                                                                                          • Poundland opens 300th store
                                                                                                                                                            • PPR reports a 12.9% rise in third quarter
                                                                                                                                                              • Unilever third quarter sales rise
                                                                                                                                                                • Vivienne Westwood sees profits climb
                                                                                                                                                                  • Department stores
                                                                                                                                                                    • Bentall Centre acquire American stores
                                                                                                                                                                      • Debenhams sees profits increase
                                                                                                                                                                        • John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                          • …launches at home in Swindon
                                                                                                                                                                            • …looks to ATG
                                                                                                                                                                              • …to open further at home stores
                                                                                                                                                                                • …raises second half expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                  • …sales rise due to half term
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Selfridges' pre-tax profits rise 19%
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Theo Fennell narrows losses in first half
                                                                                                                                                                                        • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                          • B&Q hires commercial director
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Focus DIY hires Lazard for advice
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Wickes like-for-likes grow 0.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Wilkinson boosts own-brand offer
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Apple sees record results
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Best Buy launches transactional website
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Carphone Warehouse ups profit expectations
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Richer Sounds profits fall 18%
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Carpetright like-for-likes drop 7.3%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • DFS grows market share
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Hub opens new store in Manchester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ikea full year UK & Ireland sales up 1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Home shopping
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Amazon reports rise in profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Argos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • …to return to fashion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …Christmas comes early
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Asos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …launches French and German websites
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …outlines global ambitions as profits rise
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …reports strong sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • …to launch River Island collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Findel expects £7m profits fall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Lovefilm sees turnover grow
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Ocado
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • …confirms second warehouse plans
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …gains new distribution spoke
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Park Group acquires two companies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Shop Direct hires creative boss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Health and beauty retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Alliance Boots interim revenues up 6.6%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Book and stationery retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Staples returns to profit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • WH Smith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • …joins forces with Dixons
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …sees profits increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Sports and leisure goods retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Adidas aims to reach €17bn sales in 2015
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Blacks Leisure
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • …in sale talks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • …posts reduced loss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Puma's success leads to five-year plan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Sports Direct posts profits increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Economy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • CPI remains at 3.1%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK retail sees low growth increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Retail sales rise in September
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Shopping centre completion rate slows
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Slow sales growth in October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Westfield to sell London stake

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  UK Retail Briefing - November 2010

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  US $377.39 (Excl.Tax)