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#retailweek #retailtrends #retailnews #Retail & #Brand trends for w/e 13th January 2017 #marketingweek

January 16, 2017

Company Results

  • AO.com have reported a 12.3% increase in group sales for the three months to 31 December 2016. UK sales increased by 8.9% for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)
  • Argos have reported a 4.1% increase in total sales for the 15 weeks to 7 January 2017. Like-for-like sales increased by 4.0% for the same period.
  • ASOS have reported a 30.0% (constant currency) increase in group sales to £621.3m for the four months to 31 December 2016. Retail sales increased by 30.0% (constant currency) while UK retail sales increased by 18% (constant currency) for the same period.

ASOS have reported a 30.0% (constant currency) increase in group sales to £621.3m for the four months to 31 December 2016.png

  • Boohoo.com have reported a 52.0% (constant exchange rate) increase in total sales to £73.7m for the four months to 31 December 2016. UK sales increased by 31.0% (constant exchange rate) to £49.7m for the same period.
  • Booker Group have reported a 2.9% increase in sales for the 16 weeks to 30 December 2016. Like-for-like sales increased by 3.2% for the same period.
  • Booths have reported a 1.8% increase in total sales to £10.0m for the three weeks to 07 January 2017. Like-for-like sales increased by 2.6% for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)
  • Boux Avenue have reported a 16.6% increase in like-for-like sales for the six weeks to 24 December 2016.

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  • The Co-operative Group have reported a 3.5% increase in like-for-like sales for the three weeks to 31 December 2016. (Source: Retail Week)
  • Debenhams have reported a 3.7% increase in group gross transaction value (GTV) sales for the 18 weeks to 07 January 2017. Group like-for-like sales increased by 0.5% (constant currency) while online sales increased by 13.9% for the same period.
  • Dunelm have reported a 6.6% increase in total revenue to £261.9m for the 13 weeks to 31 December 2016. Like-for-like sales (combining LFL stores and Home Delivery) increased by 0.2% for the same period.
  • The Entertainer have reported a 13.5% increase in total sales for the five weeks to 31 December 2016. Like-for-like sales increased by 2.6% while online sales increased by 31.7% for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)
  • Fortnum & Mason has reported a 16.0% increase in like-for-like sales for the five weeks to 01 January 2017. Online sales increased by 22.0% for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)

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  • Gear4music have reported a 55.0% increase in total sales for the four months to 31 December 2016. UK sales increased by 29.0% for the same period.
  • House of Fraser have reported a 2.7% increase in like-for-like sales for the six weeks to 31 December 2016. (Source: Reuters)
  • The John Lewis Partnership have reported a 4.9% increase in total sales to £1,913.0m for the six weeks to 31 December 2016. Waitrose have reported a 4.8% increase in gross sales (excluding fuel) to £914.9m, with like-for-like sales increasing by 2.8% for the same period. John Lewis have reported a 4.9% increase in gross sales to £998.1m, with like-for-like increasing by 2.7% for the same period.
  • Joules have announced a 22.8% increase in total retail sales for the seven week to 08 January 2017.
  • Majestic Wine have reported a 15.3% increase in group sales for the 10 weeks to 02 January 2017. Majestic Retail’s like-for-like sales increased by 7.5% for the same period. (Source: The Telegraph)
  • Maplin have reported a 4.4% increase in like-for-like sales for the six weeks to 24 December 2016. Online sales increased by 29.3% for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)
  • Marks & Spencer have reported a 4.3% (constant currency) increase in group sales for 13 weeks to 31 December 2016. UK total sales increased by 4.5% while UK like-for-like sales increased by 1.3% for the same period.
  • Matalan have reported a 2.9% decrease in total sales to £132.6m for the five weeks to 31 December 2016. Full price sales increased by 29.0% for the same period. (Source: The Telegraph)
  • Morrisons have reported a 2.0% increase in sales (excl. fuels) for the nine weeks to 01 January 2017. Like-for-like sales (excl. sales) increased by 2.9% for the same period.
  • Moss Bros have reported a 7.6% increase in total sales for the 23 weeks to 07 January 2017. Like-for-like sales increased by 6.1% while online sales increased by 24.9% for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)
  • Mothercare have reported a 1.8% increase in total group sales for the 13 weeks to 07 January 2017. Total UK sales increased by 0.6% while UK online sales increased by 5.5% for the same period. Primark have reported an 11% increase in sales for the 16 weeks to 07 January 2017.
  • Quiz has reported a 19.2% increase in total sales for the eight weeks to 31 December 2016. (Source: Drapers)
  • Ryman have reported a 1.4% increase in like-for-like sales for the six weeks to 24 December 2016.
  • Robert Dyas have reported a 2.0% increase in like-for-like sales for the six weeks to 24 December 2016.
  • Sainsbury’s have reported a 0.8% increase in total retail sales (excluding fuel) for the 15 weeks to 07 January 2017. Like-for-like retail sales increased by 0.1% (excluding fuel) for the same period.
  • Shoe Zone have reported a 4.2% decrease in revenue to £159.8m for the 52 weeks to 01 October 2016. Profit before tax stood at £10.3m for the same period.
  • Superdrug have reported a 7.2% increase in like-for-like sales for the five week to 2 January 2017. Online sales increased by 47.0% for the same period. (Source: Retail Week)
  • Supergroup have reported an 31.1% increase in group sales to £334.0m for the 26 weeks to 29 October 2016. Retail sales increased by 25.0% to £215.2m while like-for-like sales increased by 12.8% for the same period. Wholesale sales increased by 43.8% to £118.8m.

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  • Ted Baker have announced a 10.6% (constant currency) increase in retail sales for the 08 weeks to 07 January 2017. E-commerce sales increased by 31.0% (constant currency) for the same period.
  • Tesco have reported a 0.2% increase in total group sales (constant rates, excluding fuel) for the six weeks to 07 January 2017. UK sales increased by 0.1% (constant rates, excluding fuel) while UK like-for-like sales increased by 0.7% for the same period.
  • Tesco have also reported a 1.5% increase in group like-for-like sales for the 13 weeks to 26 November 2016. UK like-for-like increased by 1.8% for the same period.
  • Morrisons have reported a 2.0% increase in total sales (excluding fuel) for the nine weeks to 01 January 2017. Like-for-like sales (excluding fuel) increased by 2.9% for the same period.
  • Topps Tiles have reported a 0.3% increase in like-for-like revenues for the 13 weeks to 31 December 2016.

Lifestyle bounced back from a negative result last week to post LFL growth of +5.55%. While only 47% of respondents reported positive results, 88% of those that did reported double digit growth, primarily seen amongst the gift retailers, and some outdoor goods retailers and department stores.

Fashion LFLs were up by +2.59% this week off of an already strong base of +6.8% for the same week last year. With discounting in full swing, 45% of respondents reported positive growth this week, of which 53% saw double digit growth.

Homeware LFLs rebounded from a negative result last week to post growth of +10.80% this week. Strong sales growth from some furniture retailers and department stores boosted the result this week.

Non-store LFLs were up by +20.0% this week, building on a strong base of +25.7% for the same week last year. As shoppers took advantage of discounting, 100% of respondents for homeware reported positive online growth, as compared to 54% for lifestyle and 61% for fashion.

Clothing, Footwear & Accessories

  • Jack Wills have launched their first collection of sportswear that includes leggings, sweatshirts, hoodies, sports bras, joggers, tank tops, T-shirts. (Source: Drapers)
  • Sweaty Betty have announced plans to open their flagship store at a 2,200 sq. ft. site in Carnaby Street, London. (Source: Drapers)

Sweaty Betty have announced plans to open their flagship store at a 2,200 sq. ft. site in Carnaby Street, London.jpg

Electrical & Entertainment

  • Argos have announced plans to introduce a tracking tool that will provide the retailer with real-time visibility of their delivery drivers’ journeys to maximise supply-chain efficiency. (Source: Retail Week)
  • WHSmith have signed a multi-year deal with retail technology company Aptos to upgrade software on their self-service tills in more than 900 stores across Europe. (Source: the Grocer)

Food & Drink

  • Majestic Wine have announced that Joshua Lincoln will be their new Chief Customer Officer with immediate effect. (Source: Retail Week)
  • Tesco have announced that Alessandra Bellini will be their new Chief Customer Officer with effect from 1 March 2017, joining the company from Unilever. (Source: Company Press Release)
  • Tesco have announced plans to close two of their UK distribution centres in order to looks to simplify their operations. (Source: Company Press Release)
  • Ready-to-drink brand Ibiza Ice has returned to the UK, eight years after it first appeared in the market. (Source: Just Drinks)
  • Halewood Wines & Spirits is to launch three special edition bottles for its Lambrini brand in the UK market, as it looks to capitalise on seasonal events. (Source: Just Drinks)

Halewood Wines & Spirits is to launch three special edition bottles for its Lambrini brand in the UK market, as it looks to capitalise on seasonal events. .jpg

Household

  • Dunelm have appointed Fiona Lambert as their new Product Director with immediate effect. (Source: Drapers)
  • House of Fraser have appointed David Seeby as their new Digital Director with immediate effect. (Source: Drapers)
  • JD Sports have announced plans to re-develop their regional flagship at the Liverpool ONE into a 40,000sq. ft. new store, which would be twice the size of the original store. (Source: Retail Bulletin)
  • Pets at Home have appointed Stuart Livingstone as their new Operations Director with immediate effect. (Source: Retail Week)

Courtesy of ‘Barclays

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