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December 11, 2017

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#retailweek #retailtrends #retailnews #Retail & #Brand trends for w/e 8th December 2017 #marketingweek

December 11, 2017

Company Results

Dobbies have reported a 1.8% decrease in total sales to £151m for the 12 months to 26 February 2017. Operating profit decreased to £0.6m for the same period. (Source: Global Data)

• Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group have reported a 2.7% increase in total sales to £592.1m for the year to 28 February 2017. Like-for-like sales increased by 2.7% for the same period. (Source: The Times)

Fortnum & Mason have reported a 14.0% increase in sales to £113m for the year to 31 July 2017. Pre-tax profit increased by 23.0% to £7.6m for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)

Fortnum & Mason have reported a 14.0% increase in sales to £113m for the year to 31 July 2017.

Furniture Village have reported a 10.0% increase in order intakes to £300m for the year to 02 April 2017. EBITDA decreased to £6.6m for the same period. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Games Workshop have reported a 54.0% increase in revenue to £109m for the six months to 26 November 2017. Operating profit stood at £38m for the same period. (Source: Telegraph)

McColl’s have reported a 19.1% increase in sales for the year to 26 November 2017. Like-for-like sales increased by 0.1% for the same period. (Source: Independent)

Mulberry Group have announced a flat increase in sales to £74.6m for the six months to 30 September 2017. Retail sales increased by 2.0%, while like-for-like sales decreased by 1.0% for the same period.

Mulberry Group have announced a flat increase in sales to £74.6m for the six months to 30 September 2017

Poundstretcher have reported a 7.0% decrease in turnover to £397.4m for the year ended 31 March 2017. Profit before tax increased by 13.0% to £2.7m for the same period. (Source: Global Data)

Lifestyle LFLs were down by -1.30% this week from an already poor base of -4.10% for the same week last year. Lifestyle sales have been negative in five of the last ten weeks. Following a negative start to the month, retailers will be competing for increased in store Spending in the remaining weeks of December.

Fashion LFLs were down by -4.00% this week from a base of -1.50% for the same week last year. The result marked its fourth negative week in a row. 71% of respondents reported negative in-store growth this week.

Homeware LFLs were up by +10.13% this week from a base of -3.20% for the same week last year. Healthy sales of furniture, kitchenware and soft furnishings helped homeware to its second positive week in a row.

Non-store sales were the positive story of the week as events linked to Cyber Monday boosted LFLs to +26.64%. It is worth recalling that the strong result was coming off of a fairly tepid growth rate of +9.00% seen for the equivalent week last year. However, retailers will have made up some ground from the positive boost to online sales this week.

Clothing, Footwear & Accessories

Crew Clothing have announced that their Chief Executive Officer, Louise Barnes and their Chief Finance Officer, Stuart Owens have stepped down from the business following the sale to US-based clothing manufacturer, Exquisite Apparel. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Ellesse, the Italian sportswear brand, have opened their first standalone UK store in London’s Seven Dials on 02 December 2017. The 1,000 sq.ft store will stock the latest men’s and women’s clothing ranges. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Missguided have announced the appointment of Kenyatte Nelson as their Chief Customer Officer in 2018. Nelson will oversee the retailer’s customer proposition, customer communication and strategy. (Source: Drapers)

Superdry have announced the extension of their agreement with Clipper Logistics for five years. The new agreement will see Clipper continue to provide warehousing, store delivery, e-fulfilment and returns management services, alongside other value-added services through to September 2023. (Source: Global Data)

Tiso, the outdoor clothing and equipment retailer, have announced plans to open a new store in Aviemore, Scotland in 2018. The new store will incorporate Tiso’s core offering as well as Alpine Bikes and Blues the Ski Shop, together with a café and soft play area. (Source: Retail Bulletin)

Topman have announced that their Global Digital Director, Gareth Rees-John, will move to Miss Selfridge on 02 January 2017 as their Multichannel Director. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Electrical & Entertainment

• The Entertainer have announced a partnership with Alf Mizzi & Sons to expand their operations in Malta. Under the partnership, The Entertainer will take a share of Alf Mizzi’s toy division, all distribution brands managed by John G Cassar Ltd., five retail outlets operated by Leisure Stores Ltd. and a flagship store in San Gwann. (Source: Retail Bulletin)

GAME have announced a partnership with Three, the mobile phone and SIM retailer, to expand their in-store phone offerings. Under the partnership, a Three-branded “gondola” will be trialled in 15 London stores, pushing smartphones, SIM cards, MiFi devices and pay-as-you-go top-ups. (Source: Retail Bulletin)

Moonpig, the gift retailer, have announced the appointment of their new Chief Technology Officer, Peter Donlon, with immediate effect. Due to take up his position in December 2017, Donlon will be responsible for bringing together Moonpig’s end-to-end technology infrastructure which encompasses web engineering, app development, production engineering and architecture. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Toys R Us, the American toy and juvenile-products retailer, have announced plans to close 26 UK stores through a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) in an effort to cut costs. (Source: Mirror)

Toys R Us, the American toy and juvenile-products retailer, have announced plans to close 26 UK stores

Typo have announced plans to open three UK stores in Bluewater, Cambridge & Bath in December 2017. The retailer has also announced to launch on the Asos platform as it aims to extend its reach in this market. (Source: Retail Week)

Food & Drink

Asda have launched mince pies for vegetarians, the first supermarket range to receive official accreditation from the Vegan Society. Free from all animal ingredients, a box of six mince pies is priced cheaper than all the other mince pies in Asda’s range. (Source: Company Press Release)

Asda have launched mince pies for vegetarians, the first supermarket range to receive official accreditation from the Vegan Society. Free from all animal ingredients

East of England Co-op, the independent retailer, have announced plans to start selling out-of-date tinned and dry goods including packets of pasta, crisps and rice for just 10p per item in a bid to slash food waste in their stores. However, the retailer will not sell out-of-date fresh food, which should not be consumed after their ‘use by’ dates. (Source: Company Press Release)

Nisa have announced to support McColl’s stores with short term supply after the collapse of Palmer & Harvey (P&H), the food and drink distributor. The new contract started on 04 December 2017. (Source: Reuters)

Westons creates “kissing spots” in UK bars with mistletoe campaign UK cider maker Westons is giving away mistletoe to its on-premise accounts in a new marketing drive for the Mortimer’s Orchard brand. (Source: Just Drinks)

Westons creates kissing spots in UK bars with mistletoe campaign UK cider maker Westons is giving away mistletoe to its on-premise accounts in a new marketing drive for the Mortim

• Sainsbury’s have announced their partnership with Zizzi, the Italian restaurant chain, to trial zizzi’s freshly-made pizza takeaway. The move follows the introduction of Sushi Gourmet counters, Patisserie Valerie products and a Crush counter in Sainsbury’s stores. (Source: Company Press Release)

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled its new Star Wars-themed Coca-Cola Zero Sugar bottles for the European market ahead of this month’s release of the eighth film in the movie saga. (Source: Just Drinks)

The Coca-Cola Co has unveiled its new Star Wars-themed Coca-Cola Zero Sugar bottles for the European market ahead of this month's release of the eighth film in the movie saga.

• Sainsbury’s have also announced the trial of new coffee bars at the front of six of their supermarkets. The bars, called ‘1869 Coffee’ will enable customers to order Sainsbury’s own brand coffees and teas, as well as pastries and cakes to take away. (Source: Company Press Release)

• Simply Fresh, the grocery store chain, have announced plans to open 50 new shops in universities and hospitals as part of a tie up with Compass, the catering firm. (Source: The Times)

Household

• Design Distribution, the new UK distribution company, have announced plans to launch a new store in Camden Market, London in January 2017. The new store will offer over 3,000 different products based on Moomin, which is the central character in a series of books and a comic strip by Tove Jansson. (Source: Retail Bulletin)

• John Lewis Partnership have announced the appointment of Andrew Murphy as their new Chief Information Officer, succeeding Paul Coby on 01 February 2018. (Source: Company Press Release)

Poundland have announced that their Chief Executive Officer, Gerry Gray, has stepped down from the business with immediate effect. Steve Johnson has been appointed as interim Chief Executive Officer. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Poundland have also unveiled a range of vacuum-packed mattresses which they will sell across 20 of thier UK stores on a trial basis in December 2017. The retailer has teamed up with Steinhoff stablemate Bensons for Beds on the range, which comprises a £79 single and £99 double mattress. (Source: Retail Week)

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