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#retailweek #retailtrends #retailnews #Retail & #Brand trends for w/e 19th January 2018 #marketingweek

January 22, 2018

Company Results

Bonmarché have reported a 5.5% decrease in total sales for the 13 weeks to 30 December 2017. Like-for-like sales decreased by 6.9%, while online sales increased by 28.5% for the same period.

Burberry Group have reported a 2.0% decrease in retail revenue to £719.0m for the three months to 31 December 2017. Like-for-like sales increased by 2.0% for the same period.

Burberry Group have reported a 2.0% decrease in retail revenue to £719.0m for the three months to 31 December 2017.png

Dunelm Group have reported a 13.6% increase in group revenue to £297.5m for the 13 weeks to 30 December 2017. Like-for-like sales increased by 3.4% to £255.0m for the same period.

The Fragrance Shop have reported a 14.6% increase in total sales for the six weeks to 31 December 2017. Like-for-like sales increased by 5.6% for the same period. (Source: Insider Media)

Greggs have reported a 7.4% increase in total sales for the 52 weeks ended 30 December 2017. Company-managed shop like-for-like sales increased by 3.7% for the same period.

• Halfords Group have reported a 3.2% increase in group revenue for the 15 weeks to 12 January 2018. Like-for-like sales increased by 2.7%, while retail sales increased by 3.3% for the same period.

Matalan have reported a 7.3% increase in total revenue to £142.3m for the five weeks to 30 December 2017. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation stood at £22.3m for the same period.

Primark have reported a 7.0% increase in revenue at constant currency for the 16 weeks to 06 January 2018.

Primark have reported a 7.0% increase in revenue at constant currency for the 16 weeks to 06 January 2018

Seasalt have recorded a 52.0% increase in sales for the five weeks to 06 January 2018. Online sales increased by 72.0% for the same period. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Shop Direct have reported a 6.3% increase in group revenue for the seven weeks to 22 December 2017. The Group’s largest brand, Very, reported a 16.8% increase in revenue for the same period.

Superdrug have reported a 2.4% increase in like-for-like sales for the four weeks to 30 December 2017. Online sales increased by 30.0% for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)

Tesco reported a 0.8% increase in total sales (excluding fuel) at constant currency for the 19 weeks to 06 January 2018. Group like-for-like sales increased by 0.6% for the same period.

Tough comparatives in the third quarter have proved a drag on Remy Cointreau’s fiscal-2018 sales growth, although Remy Martin’s top-line maintained its year-to-date double-digit sales rise.

The Works have reported a 15.0% increase in total sales for the 12 weeks to 24 December 2017. Like-for-like sales increased by 6.3% for the same period. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Yours Clothing, the plus-size retailer, have reported a 24.0% increase in sales for the seven weeks to 07 January 2018. Retail sales increased by 16.0% during the same period. (Source: Retail Week)

 

Lifestyle LFLs were up by +3.49%, offsetting a negative base of -1.49% seen for the same week last year. The result marked its fourth positive week in succession. 68% of respondents reported positive in-store LFL growth this week.

Fashion LFLs were up by +5.05%, but from a base of -6.00% for the same week last year. The result was its second positive week for in-store sales in a row. For the same week last year 69% of respondents reported negative store LFLs, while this week only 39% of respondents reported negative sales growth.

Homeware LFLs were up by +7.78% this week, offsetting a negative base of -2.50% for the equivalent week last year. The positive result this week ends a two-week negative run.

Non-store sales were up by +14.82% this week, well below the +20% growth threshold. However, the lacklustre growth was coming off of a very strong base of +39.00% last year when wintry conditions appeared to lead consumers to increase online shopping.

Clothing, Footwear & Accessories

• Azza Fahmy, the Egyptian luxury jewellery brand, have announced plans to open their first UK store in Burlington Arcade, London in March 2018. The brand has agreed to a five-year contract for a ground floor space in the Mayfair arcade. (Source: Retail Gazette)

• Crew Clothing have announced the appointment of Angharad Carter-Clout as their Chief Financial Officer with immediate effect. (Source: Retail Gazette)

• Marks & Spencer have announced plans to open a new clothing and home distribution centre in 2019 as part of their efforts to improve their supply chain. The 495,000 sq. ft site is planned to be opened in Welham Green, Hertfordshire. (Source: Telegraph)

Poundland have announced plans to open more than 150 Pep&Co shop-in-shops in their stores over the next year. The first new shop-in-shop will open in February 2018 in Blanchardstown, Ireland. (Source: The Sun)

Shop Direct have announced the appointment of Derek Harding as their group interim Chief Executive Officer, replacing Alex Baldock by the end of January 2018. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Smashbox Cosmetics, the Los Angeles based beauty brand, have unveiled a chatbot for their UK shoppers which will allow them to try on multiple products via augmented reality. The chatbot can be accessed by shoppers via Facebook Messenger and offers a variety of services including a store locator, make-up artist appointment bookings and product suggestions. (Source: The Drum)

Smashbox Cosmetics, the Los Angeles based beauty brand, have unveiled a chatbot for their UK shoppers which will allow them to try on multiple products via augmented reality

Electrical & Entertainment

• The Entertainer have announced plans to open a store at Bentall Centre, Kingston on 27 January 2018. Ahead of the opening, The Entertainer will host a trolley dash for children and families who are helped by Partnership for Children, a Kingston charity that promotes the mental health and emotional wellbeing of children around the world. (Source: Surrey Comet)

Food & Drink

Asda have announced that they will prevent the sale of high caffeine energy drinks to people under the age of 16. The move will see the supermarket introduce age restrictions on 84 products from 05 March 2018. (Source: Company Press Release)

Asda have also introduced a new vegan food to go range enabling those taking part in Veganuary. With each product priced at just £2.50, the range includes onion bhaji wraps, falafel & hummus sandwichs and Mexican bean & rice salads. (Source: Company Press Release)

Aldi has announced plans to prevent the sale of high-caffeine energy drinks to consumers under the age of 16.

• The UK arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has partnered with a reality TV star to front a push for its alcohol-free Budweiser variant. Gabby Allen will travel the country to hand out free samples of Budweiser Prohibition Brew. (Source: Just Drinks)

The UK arm of Anheuser-Busch InBev has partnered with a reality TV star to front a push for its alcohol-free Budweiser variant. Gabby Allen

Co-op have partnered with Deliveroo, the online food delivery company, to pilot home deliveries. The grocer is trialling the tie-up by selling snacks, confectionary, soft drinks, beers, wines and spirits through the online delivery platform in five stores in the Greater Manchester area. (Source: Retail Week)

Conviviality have announced that their Managing Director, Mark Aylwin, will step down from the position on 31 January 2018. (Source: Company Press Release)

Marks & Spencer have announced the appointment of Sharry Cramond as their new Marketing Director for Food and Hospitality. Sharry joins from US retailer Southeastern Grocers and has previously worked at Tesco, Australian retailer Coles and at food brands. (Source: Retail Week)

• Sainsbury’s have announced plans to launch a hypoallergenic pet food range from the end of January 2018. Developed with pet nutrition experts, the range includes recipes that are made without ingredients such as wheat, grain, dairy, eggs and soya. (Source: Retail Bulletin)

Household

Kingfisher have announced the appointment of John Colley as their Group Trading Director with immediate effect. John will be responsible for creating trading plans across the group, including their European businesses Castorama and Brico Dépôt. (Source: Retail Gazette)

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