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Description

Description

This month's UK Retail briefing includes:

  • An Analyst comment - Fashion retailers take a stance on climate change
  • 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 – Fashion Retailers take a Stand on Climate Change

      • What we’ve seen
        • Fashion brands close stores for Climate Strike
          • Young Millennials choose brands that take a stand on issues
            • Figure 1: Most important factors when choosing clothing brands to buy, by generations, august 2019
          • Amazon makes climate pledge
            • Patagonia seen as third most ethical fashion brand
              • Figure 2: Patagonia's Action Works Cafe, London
            • What it means
            • UK Retail Sales

              • Key points
                • Retail sales
                  • Figure 3: Retail sales trends, June 2018 – July 2019
                • BRC vs ONS
                  • ‘Small retailers’ versus ‘large retailers’
                    • Figure 4: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, July 2017 - October 2019
                  • John Lewis
                    • Figure 5: John Lewis Department Stores: Year-on-Year Growth, January 2018 – October 2019
                  • Inflation
                    • Figure 6: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, October 2018 - October 2019
                  • Inflation and wages
                    • Figure 7: Real wages growth: Wages growth vs inflation, Jan 2016 – Oct 2019
                  • Consumer confidence
                    • Figure 8: Mintel Financial confidence tracker, January 2017 – September 2019
                  • Looking forward
                  • Sector Focus – Household Goods

                      • The sector – what’s included
                        • The sector in context
                          • Figure 9: Major household goods categories, share of sales, 2018
                          • Figure 10: Spending on household goods products, 2014-18
                          • Figure 11: Household goods sectors year on year growth in sales, by quarter, 2015-Q2 2019
                        • Inflation remains stable
                          • Figure 12: Inflation in household goods, % change over 12 months, October 2018-October 2019
                        • Consumer confidence have held up
                          • Figure 13: Spending on the home, actions and intentions, September 2016-October 2019
                        • Housing market is cooling
                          • Figure 14: Number of residential housing transactions over £40,000, 2009-18
                        • Household goods retail sector
                            • Figure 15: Household goods retail sectors y/y growth, October 2018-October 2019
                          • Where next?
                          • Launch Activity and Innovations

                            • UK: Costcutter and Uber Eats partner for grocery delivery deal
                              • UK: Tesco trials cashier-less shopping
                                • UK: Harrods opens standalone beauty store at Intu Lakeside
                                  • UK: HMV launches experiential store Vault
                                    • UK: Luxury etailer Xupes opens first retail store in City of London
                                    • Headlines for the Month

                                      • Grocers
                                        • Clothing
                                          • Footwear
                                            • Mixed goods
                                              • Multi-sector
                                                • Department stores
                                                  • DIY
                                                    • Electrical
                                                      • Furniture
                                                      • News Analysis – Food and Drink

                                                        • Grocers
                                                          • UK: Aldi launches online toy shop
                                                            • UK: Lidl
                                                              • …to invest £15bn over the next five years in UK supply chain
                                                                • …to roll out electric vehicle chargers to all new store
                                                                  • UK: Sainsbury’s
                                                                    • …grocery sales fall 0.1%
                                                                      • …to stop selling fireworks
                                                                        • UK: Tesco rumoured to be considering launching Finest pop-ups in the lead up to Christmas
                                                                          • UK: Waitrose to stop selling plastic toys in Christmas crackers from 2020
                                                                            • Other food specialists
                                                                              • UK: Cake Box posts 6% rise in half-year sales
                                                                              • News Analysis – Clothing and Footwear

                                                                                • UK: All Saints sees topline growth thanks to product-focused strategy
                                                                                  • UK: Bonmarché tumbles into administration placing thousands of jobs at risk
                                                                                    • UK: Burberry launches its first video game
                                                                                      • UK: Forever 21 to liquidate three remaining stores in £30m clearance sale
                                                                                        • UK: Gap Global sees sales fall 7% year on year
                                                                                          • UK: Gieves & Hawkes sees a 5.7% fall in turnover
                                                                                            • UK: Khaadi to close stores in pre-pack deal
                                                                                              • UK: Luke 1977 to expand stores estate
                                                                                                • UK: Matalan sees profits rise 11.3% but profits fall 28.5%
                                                                                                  • UK: Next retail sales down 6.3% in Q3 results
                                                                                                    • UK: Oasis launches third-party brands online
                                                                                                      • UK: Primark sees profits jump by 8%
                                                                                                        • UK: Quiz revenues fall 11% in H1 results
                                                                                                          • UK: Radley sees £92.9 million in turnover for full year results
                                                                                                            • UK: Seasalt posts 29% rise in turnover
                                                                                                              • UK: Select returns to operating profit but turnover falls 37.6%
                                                                                                                • UK: Superdry revenues drop 11.3%
                                                                                                                  • UK: Thomas Pink sees operating losses widen to £23.5 million
                                                                                                                    • UK: Topshop and Topman gets its own logistics warehouse
                                                                                                                      • UK: Zara UK full year profits halved despite sales rise
                                                                                                                        • Footwear retailing
                                                                                                                          • UK: Clarks group sales fall 4% to £1.46 billion
                                                                                                                            • UK: Dune operating profits fall 21%
                                                                                                                              • UK: Kurt Geiger revenues increase to £334.7 million
                                                                                                                                • UK: LK Bennett to close founding store
                                                                                                                                  • UK: Schuh
                                                                                                                                    • …posts pre-tax loss of £6.1 million
                                                                                                                                      • …rolls out footwear recycling scheme
                                                                                                                                        • UK: Shoe Zone reports 0.8% rise in revenues despite profit warning
                                                                                                                                        • News Analysis – Mixed Goods

                                                                                                                                          • UK: Home Bargain posts rising pre-tax profit to £233.3 million
                                                                                                                                            • UK: Mothercare to appoint administrators
                                                                                                                                              • UK: Poundland
                                                                                                                                                • …opens five Pep&Co shop-in-shops
                                                                                                                                                  • …rolls out ‘simple’ pricing to all stores
                                                                                                                                                    • UK: TK Maxx reports increased sales and profits
                                                                                                                                                      • Multi-sector
                                                                                                                                                        • UK: M&S
                                                                                                                                                          • …sales fall 2.1%
                                                                                                                                                            • …launches new online payment service
                                                                                                                                                              • …launches own brand halal range
                                                                                                                                                                • …makes vegan wine pledge
                                                                                                                                                                  • Department Stores
                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Debenhams secures £50 million in funding to trade over Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Fenwick posts a loss of £17.3 million
                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: John Lewis
                                                                                                                                                                          • …opens click and collect network to third parties
                                                                                                                                                                            • …trials plastic bag-free stores
                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Oxford Street House of Fraser is to be part-converted into offices
                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Selfridges to open 45,000 sq ft of commercial space
                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Watt Brothers files for administration
                                                                                                                                                                                  • News Analysis – Household Goods

                                                                                                                                                                                    • DIY retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Wickes results climb 8.3% in Q3
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Electrical retailing
                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Richer Sounds posts 8.7% rise in sales to £171.2 million
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Furniture
                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: IKEA sees 8% year on year sales growth
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Homewares
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Dunelm sales rise 5.8%
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: H&M Home opens in Bullring centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • News Analysis – Online

                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: Amazon rolls out AI-powered fashion search for UK app users
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: ASOS ends the ASOS Magazine
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Boohoo collaborate with Coppafeel! in new lingerie collection
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Deliveroo expands its on-demand grocery service to over 200 convenience stores
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Feelunique launches new technology to improve product ingredient transparency
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: N Brown returns to profit but sales down 5.4%
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Notonthehighstreet posts a marginal decline in revenues but operating profit nearly doubles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Shop Direct
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • …moves Littlewoods campaign spend to digital-only
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • …posts a pre-tax loss of £185.5 million
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: Sosandar expects revenues to hit £2.82 million in H1 trading update
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Vente-Privee closes UK business
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Yoox launches enhanced styling tool Yoox Mirror
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • News Analysis – Other Retail

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Health & beauty
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Lush launches conveyor belt for new in-store gifting service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: Superdrug launches 30-minute delivery service
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Book and stationery
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The Works record 5.4% rise in total revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • UK: WHSmith reveals $400m acquisition of Marshall Retail
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jewellers
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Links of London goes into administration
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Shopping centres
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: Intu remains confident in latest trade update
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Toys and games
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • UK: FAO Schwarz opens at Selfridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • UK: The Entertainer defies high street gloom as sales and profits soar
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Miscellaneous specialist
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • UK: Gear4Music posts 16% rise in sales
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • UK: Halfords registers a 2.5% fall in pre-tax profits
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • UK: Jessops puts jobs at risk as it looks for a rescue deal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • News Analysis – Economy

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • UK: BRC posts 0.1% increase in sales for October
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • UK: ONS September retail sales rise 3.6%

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