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UK Retail Briefing

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

Companies Mentioned

Allders Croydon Ltd
Alliance Boots Inc
Ann Summers Ltd
Apple, Inc
Aquascutum Group Plc
Aquila Brands
Arcadia Group
Asda Group Ltd
Associated British Foods Plc
Association of Convenience Stores
Barclays Bank plc
Barnardo's Plc
Best Buy Co.
Best Buy Europe

Analyst Comment

The perils of vertical integration It won’t happen – but … One the great retail success stories of the last few years But what happens if Apple loses that lead? So what should the Apple stores be doing?

Headlines for the Month

Convenience stores Grocers Other food specialists Clothing retailing Mixed goods retailing Department stores Music and video goods retailing Electrical retailing Furniture retailing Home shopping Health and beauty retailing Sports and leisure goods retailing Garden centres Economy

Retail Sales – Background and Outlook

Key points Retail sales trends
Figure 1: Retail sales trends, 2011-12
BRC data for August
Figure 2: UK retail sales y/y growth, BRC vs ONS, 2010-12
John Lewis
Figure 3: John Lewis: Year-on-Year Growth, 2011-12
Inflation and wages
Figure 4: RPI vs Average Weekly earnings growth, 2008-12
Figure 5: Annual percentage change in the consumer price index for selected product groups, 2011-12
Looking forward

Sector Focus: DIY, Furniture, and Floorcoverings Specialists

Mintel’s Tracker survey
Figure 6: Mintel consumer tracker: Trends in activities done and consider to do, Jun-Aug 2012
Figure 7: Mintel consumer tracker: Agreement that extra money is spent on furniture/home improvements/décor, Nov 2009-Aug 2012
Retail sales and consumer spending
Figure 8: Retail sales, 2007-12
Figure 9: Furniture/floorcoverings/DIY specialists’ sales as % of all retail sales, 2007-12
Figure 10: Consumer spending, 2007-12
Figure 11: Floorcovering specialists: Share of consumer spending on floorcoverings, 2007-12
Leading retailers Floorcoverings Furniture
Figure 12: Leading furniture specialists by revenues, 2010/11-2011/12
Figure 13: Leading DIY specialists by revenues, 2010/11-2011/12

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