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#retailweek #retailtrends #retailnews #Retail & #Brand trends for w/e 15th September 2017 #marketingweek

September 18, 2017

Company Results

• Booker Group have reported a 1.1% increase in group sales for the 12 weeks to 08 September 2017. Group like-for-like sales increased by 1.3% for the same period.

Dunelm Group have reported a 8.5% increase in total revenues to £955.6m for the 52 weeks to 01 July 2017. Like-for-like sales decreased by 0.5%, while profit before tax decreased by 15.2% for the same period.

The Entertainer have reported a 6.0% increase in sales during H1’17. Like-for-like sales remained flat for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)

Eve Sleep have reported a revenue of £11.5m for the six months ending 30 June 2017. Loss before tax stood at £9.1m for the same period.

• JD Sports have reported a 41.0% increase in revenue to £1.4bn for the 26 weeks to 29 July 2017. Profit before tax increased by 33.0% to £102.7m for the same period.

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The John Lewis Partnership have reported a 2.3% increase in gross sales to £5.4bn for the half year to 29 July 2017. Waitrose have reported a 2.3% increase in gross sales to £3.3bn while John Lewis have reported a 2.3% increase in gross sales to £2.1bn for the same period. The Partnership’s profit before tax and exceptional items decreased by 4.6% to £83.0m.

Morrisons have reported a 4.8% increase in turnover to £8.4bn for the half year to 30 July 2017. Group like-for-like sales ex-fuel/ex-VAT increased by 3.0%, while underlying profit before tax increased by 12.7% to £177.0m for the same period.

Next Group have reported a 2.2% decrease in total group sales to £1.9bn for the half year to July 2017. Profit before tax decreased by 9.5% to £309.4m for the same period.

• Norton Way Group have reported a 21.0% increase in revenue to £213.9m for the year ended 31 march 2017. Operating profit stood at £3.2m for the same period. (Source: AM Online)

Lifestyle LFLs were up by +5.39% this week from an already positive base of +2.56% for the same week last year. This was its twelfth positive week in a row and another strong week for sales in which 71% of respondents reportied positive growth.

Fashion LFLs were up by +3.93% from a base of -1.40% for the same week last year. The result means that fashion has been positive in five out of the last six weeks. A downturn in the weather appeared to have boosted sales of some autumn ranges and worked in combination with a belated back-to-school bounce.

Homeware LFLs were down by a marginal -0.07% this week, but this was from a strong base of +16.43% for the same week last year. However the result did mark the third successive negative week for homeware.

Non-store LFLs were up by +26.29% this week, well above the +20% threshold and from a base of +22.03% last year. 78% of fashion respondents reported positive non-store sales growth as compared to 79% for lifestyle and 83% for homeware.

Clothing, Footwear & Accessories

The Body Shop have been sold by L’Oreal Group to the Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura Cosméticos after being given the green light by competition watchdogs. (Source: Retail Week)

The Body Shop have been sold by L'Oreal Group to the Brazilian cosmetics maker Natura Cosméticos

Clarks have announced plans to launch gender neutral school shoes for kids. The retailer revealed that their Spring/Summer 2018 line is set to be entirely unisex. (Source: The Independent)

Fenwick have announced to open a new department store in Bracknell. The three-storey store offers beauty, womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and an experiential toy store. (Source: Retail Week)

Jack Wills have announced the appointment of Greg Roberts from SuperGroup for a newly created role of Wholesale Director as the retailer looks to grow their wholesale business at home in the UK and internationally. Greg will join Jack Wills in November 2017 (Source: The Industry London)

JD Sports have announced a partnership with European sports retailer, Shoe Zone, to create Iberian operations. Upon completion of the deal JD Sports, together with Sport Zone, is expected to become the second largest Iberian sports retailer. (Source: Company Press Release)

JD Sports have also announced a joint venture agreement with a South Korean retailer, Hot-T, as a part of their international expansion strategy. (Source: Company Press Release)

Missguided have appointed Gareth Jones as Chief Executive Officer of their online division with immediate effect. Gareth will be based at the retailer’s Manchester headquarters, reporting directly to founder Nitin Passi, who will become group Chief Executive Officer. (Source: Drapers)

Mothercare have announced the appointment of Glyn Hughes as Chief Finance Officer with effect from 01 December 2017. (Source: Company Press Release)

Mothercare have also announced that Andy Harding will step down as their Chief Customer Officer with immediate effect. Andy will join stock photography company, Alamy, on 04 December 2017. (Source: Retail Gazette)

New Look have announced that Roger Wightman will continue to serve the retailer as Chief Creative Officer. The earlier decision to hire Paula Dumont Lopez as Chief Creative Officer was scrapped. (Source: Company Press Release)

Snow & Rock have announced their plans to open one of their largest UK stores at Bluewater in Kent in November 2017. The 13,000 sq.ft store will stock skiwear, climbing and snowsports gear from brands such as Arc’teryx, Fjall Raven, Patagonia, Kjus, Icebreaker, Garmin and Rab. (Source: The Industry London)

Ted Baker have announced the exit of their Global Retail Director, Chris Browne, with immediate effect. (Source: Drapers)

Shopping centre footfall decelerated to -0.8% in August 2017 from -1.3% in July 2017. In contrast, retail parks footfall increased in August 2017 by 1.6%, slightly less than in July 2017, when it increased by 1.7%.

Electrical & Entertainment

Hornby have announced that Steve Cooke will step down as their Chief Executive Officer at a date to be agreed following the increase in Phoenix UK Fund’s stake in the business, which has led to a strategic review. (Source: BBC)

Smeg, the Italian electrical goods brand, have launched their global flagship store at Regent Street, London. The 6,400 sq.ft flagship will be split over three floors, each designed to showcase a different range. (Source: Verdict)

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Food & Drink

The Co-op have announced their partnership with the British Paralympic Athletics Team to start their support to Parkrun, UK’s largest running movement. The tie-up with Parkrun will see the retailer offer healthy and affordable recipe ideas to participants and dish out healthy snacks at events across the UK. (Source: Company Press Release)

• The Co-op have also announced the launch of Scottish Salmon Farming Group as a part of their commitment to sell responsibly sourced fresh fish. The launch will enable the Co-op to build more strategic, long-term relationships with their Scottish suppliers. (Source: Company Press Release)

• Sainsbury’s have announced the appointment of Jo Harlow as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect. Jo will be serve as a member of the Remuneration Committee and the Nomination Committee. (Source: Company Press Release)

Household

Habitat Group, a Sainsbury’s owned retailer, have launched their first click-and-collect service which will enable customers to pick up small homeware products ordered online from over 2,300 locations. (Source: Company Press Release)

Habitat Group, a Sainsbury’s owned retailer, have launched their first click-and-collect service.jpg

Hobbycraft have announced that John Colley will step down as their Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect. (Source: Retail Gazette)

John Lewis have announced their plans to close their Edinburgh distribution hub in October 2017. The retailer will consolidate distribution in Scotland to their existing fulfilment centre in Glasgow. (Source: BBC)

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