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#retailweek #retailtrends #retailnews #Retail & #Brand trends for w/e 11th January 2019 #marketingweek

January 14, 2019

Company Results:

AO World have reported an 8.2% increase in total revenue for the three months ending 31 December 2018. UK revenue increased by 4.4%, while European revenue increased by 31.3% for the same period.

B&M have reported a 12.1% increase in total revenue to £1.1bn for the 13 weeks ending 29 December 2018. B&M UK reported 4.5% increase in revenue to £874.5m and their like-for-like sales decreased by 1.6% over the same period.

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Boux Avenue have reported a 4.0% decrease in sales to £47.4m for the 52 weeks ending 31 March 2018. Like-for-like sales decreased by 3.0% and operating loss increased by 1.6 times to £9.9m during the same period (Source: GlobalData)

Cambria have reported a 24.9% decrease in new vehicle unit sales for the quarter ending 31 December 2018. Like-for-like revenue decreased by 21.0%, while the sales of new retail cars to private guests decreased by 18.8% for the same period.

Card Factory have reported a 3.4% increase in group revenue for the 11 months ending 31 December 2018. Like-for-like revenue decreased by 0.1% over the same period.

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Debenhams have reported a 3.4% decrease in group like-for-like sales for the six week period ending 05 January 2019. Group gross transaction value decreased by 3.8% during the same period.

Dunelm have reported a 2.0% increase in sales to £303.6m for the 13 weeks ending 29 December 2018. Like-for-like revenue increased by 9.0% and like-for-like store revenue increased by 5.7% for the same period.

DFS have reported a 10.0% increase in gross sales for the five-month period ending 30 December 2018. Like-for-like sales across all brands increased to 29.0% and online gross sales reported 22.0% growth over the same period.

Fatface have reported a 2.0% increase in total sales to £122.0m for the 26 weeks ending 01 December 2018. EBITDA increased by 4.0% to £15.5m during the same period.

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Footaslyum have reported a 14.0% increase in sales to £102.3m for the 18 weeks ending 29 December 2018. Online revenue and store revenue increased by 28.0% and 5.0% respectively for the same period.

Gear4music have reported a 41.0% increase in total revenue to £48.7m for the four months ending 31 December 2018. UK sales increased by 36.0% to £25.5m over the same period.

Halfords have reported a 2.0% decrease in sales for the 14 weeks ending 04 January 2019. Like-for-like revenue decreased by 1.7%, though there was a 1.4% increase in their autocentres segment during the same period.

Hobbs have reported a 20.0% increase in annual turnover for the 14 month period ending 31 March 2018. (Source: Retail Gazette)

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Joules Group have reported an 11.7% increase in retail sales for the seven weeks ending 06 January 2019.

Lidl UK have reported 8.0% y-o-y increase in Christmas sales for the six week period to 30 December 2018. The Deluxe Large Broadland Free Range Bronze Turkey performed particularly well, with sales increasing by more than 100%.

Majestic Wine have reported a 6.8% increase in sales for the 10 weeks ending 31 December 2018. Group trading gross margin and retail sales increased by 0.4% and 1.5% respectively within the same period.

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Marks & Spencer have reported a 2.7% decrease in total revenue to £2.8m for the 13 weeks ending 29 December 2018. Like-for-like sales decreased by 2.2% for the same period.

Mothercare have reported an 18.4% decrease in sales for the 13 weeks ending 05 January 2019. Like-for-like sales and online sales decreased by 11.4% and 16.3% respectively during the same period.

Missguided have reported a 4.9% increase in sales to £215.9m for the 53 weeks ending 01 April 2018. UK revenue and UK online penetration also increased by 6.8% and 7.2% respectively over the same period.

Morrisons have reported a 4.0% increase in total sales for the nine weeks ending 06 January 2019. Group like-for-like sales excluding fuel increased by 3.6%, comprising contributions from retail of 0.6% and wholesale of 3.0%.

Moss Bros have reported a 0.6% increase in turnover for the 23 weeks ending 05 January 2019. Total retail sales, including e-commerce and wholesale, comprised 91.0% of group revenue and increased by 1.9% for the same period.

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Quiz have reported an 8.4% increase in revenue for the six week period ending 05 January 2019. Group online sales increased by 34.1% during the same period.

Robert Dyas have reported a 0.4% increase in turnover to £123.9m for the 12 month period ending 31 March 2018. Like-for-like sales increased by 2.7% and online sales increased by 45.7% over the same period. (Source: GlobalData)

Ryman have reported a 0.1% decrease in turnover to £128.1m for the year ending 31 March 2018. Like-for-like sales increased by 3.4% and UK online penetration also increased by 16.1% for the same period. (Source: GlobalData)

Sainsbury’s have reported a 0.4% decrease in total retail sales for the 15 weeks ending 05 January 2019. Like-for-like sales also decreased by 1.1%, while grocery sales increased by 0.4% during the same period.

Shoe Zone have reported a 1.8% increase in total revenue to £160.6m for the 52 weeks ending 29 September 2018. UK revenue increased by 2.4% and online penetration increased by 6.1% for the same period. (Source: GlobalData)

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Space NK have reported a 6.7% increase in total sales to £84.7m for the 53 weeks ending 31 March 2018. Operating profit before exceptional items also increased by 10.0% to £6.4m over the same period. (Source: GlobalData)

Tesco have reported a 0.8% increase in total like-for-like sales performance for the 19 week period ending 05 January 2019. UK & ROI like-for-like sales performance increased by 2.1%.

Topps Tiles have reported a 1.4% increase in like-for-like revenues for the 13 weeks ending 29 December 2018.

The Fragrance Shop have reported a 3.6% increase in total like-for-like sales performance for the six week period ending 29 December 2018. The company reported 19.3% increase in online sales for the same period. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Ted Baker have reported a 12.2% increase in retail sales for the five weeks ending 05 January 2019. E-commerce sales increased by 18.7% and represented 25.7% of total retail sales for the same period.

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Whistles have reported a 16.1% increase in sales to £68.5m for the year ending 31 March 2018. The company reported profit of £5.0m during the same period. (Source: Retail Gazette)

 

Clothing, Footwear & Accessories:

Watches of Switzerland, a British retailer of Swiss watches, have announced plans to open two stores in the US. The first is The Wynn in Las Vegas, while the other is in New York’s SoHo district. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Marks & Spencer have appointed Andrew Mann as their new head of insight and customer loyalty. He has joined the team with immediate effect to transform M&S’ digital capabilities within the business. (Source: Retail Gazette)

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Electrical & Entertainment:

Halfords have launched the hybrid Cybic Legend and the electric Cybic E-Legend. Cybics will integrate Alexa and provide cyclists with a myriad of voice controlled features. (Source: Retail Gazette)

 

Food & Drink:

Iceland’s have introduced the high-tech reverse vending machines at their stores in Wolverhampton, Mold, Fulham and Musselburgh as part of the growing push across the industry to reduce plastic waste. The plastic bottle reverse vending machines have earned shoppers more than £30,000. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Morrisons have announced plans to decrease prices of 900 products to compete for customer loyalty. The company will continue to develop strategies to defend their market share by reducing an average of 20% store cupboard favourites. (Source: Retail Gazette)

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Household:

Boots have acquired the health technology company Wiggly-Amps in an effort to boost their digital healthcare offering. Wiggly-Amps creates products like self-check-in screens for patients, remote blood pressure testing machines and e-consultations platforms. (Source: Retail Gazette)

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McColl’s have announced the appointment of Robbie Bell to the position of Chief Financial Officer. He will join the business on 17 January 2019. (Source: Retail Bulletin)

 

Courtesy of ‘Barclays

 

 

#SeparationWall #WestBank #Graffiti #BanksyArt #Israel-Palestine

January 9, 2019

Between Israel and Palestine, there is a wall built by Israeli government to prevent ‘Palestinian terrorists’ in their mind to enter the territory of Israel. On this wall, there is huge amount of artwork by the British street artist Banksy. These artworks have deep political and social meanings.

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If you want to see more of Banksy art, please click here.

 

Courtesy of ‘The Designer

#WomanCrushWednesday #CamilaKendra

January 9, 2019

#GoldenGlobeAwards #2019 #Winners

January 7, 2019

The 2019 Golden Globe Awards has taken place in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Here let’s take a look at all the winners and interview behind all the award-winning actors and actresses.

 

 

Some highlights are:

  1. Shallow‘ from A Star Is Born won the Best Original Song.
  2. Glenn Close won the Best Actress-Drama.
  3. Rami Malek won the Best Actor-Drama for his film Bohemian Rhapsody.
  4. Movie Green Book won the Best Musical/Comedy and Best Screenplay.
  5. Olivia Colman won the Best Actress-Musical/Comedy for The Favourite.
  6. Christian Bale won the Best Actor-Musical/Comedy for Vice.
  7. Spider Man: Into the Spider Verse won the Best Animation.
  8. Alfonso Cuarón won the Best Director for Roma.

 

For the link to read all the stories please click here.

#ManCrushMonday #PhillipEvelynII

January 7, 2019

#mondaymotivation

January 7, 2019

#retailweek #retailtrends #retailnews #Retail & #Brand trends for w/e 4th January 2019 #marketingweek

January 7, 2019

Company Results:

Dobbies have reported a 21.0% increase in turnover to £24.1m for the six weeks ending 30 December 2018. Like-for-like sales increased by 8.0% for the same period (Source: GlobalData)
Next have reported a 1.5% increase in full price sales for the two months ending 29 December 2018. Retail sales decreased by 9.2%, while online sales increased by 15.2% during the same period.

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The White Company have reported a 4.0% increase in group sales to £206.5m for the 53 weeks ending 31 March 2018, with operating profit decreasing by 31.8% to £11.8m. UK online sales increased by 4.1% to £43.4m within the same period. (Source: GlobalData)

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Clothing, Footwear & Accessories:

AllSaints, the fashion retailer, have appointed Catherine Scorey Jobling as their Chief Operations Officer with immediate effect. Scorey Jobling will take on the role after former Chief Operations Officer Peter Wood was promoted to Chief Executive Officer in September 2018. (Source: Drapers)

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Burberry have unveiled their Chinese New Year campaign, celebrating family traditions and togetherness during the festive period. The campaign comes as the heritage British retailer continues to reap the benefits of a growing luxury market in China. (Source: Company Press Release)

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Greenwoods, the Yorkshire based menswear retailer, has entered into liquidation less than eighteen months after being rescued from administration. (Source: Retail Gazette)

House of Fraser have announced that their store in Hull has been saved from closure after new terms were agreed between the landlord, local council and the department store’s new owner Sports Direct. (Source: Retail Gazette)

Mahabis, the premium slipper brand, have entered into administration. The company is known for their slippers with colourful detachable soles that enables the footwear to be worn both inside the home and out. (Source: Retail Bulletin)

Moss Bros have announced the appointment of Gareth Jones as their Non-Executive Director with effect from January 2019. (Source: Drapers)

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Electrical & Entertainment:

HMV, the entertainment retailer, have called in administrators following weak Christmas sales caused by a significant deterioration in the DVD market. The move has put 2,200 jobs at risk. HMV also went into administration six years ago before it was bought by current owner Hilco Capital for £50.0m. (Source: Retail Bulletin)

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Home Bargains, the discount retailer, have introduced a “Quiet Hour” in their stores to help create easier shopping experience for their shoppers living with autism. The initiative, which is being carried out in conjunction with British charity ‘National Autistic Society’, aims to stop all music played in Home Bargains stores each Saturday between 9am-10am. (Source: Retail Gazette)

 

Food & Drink:

Marks & Spencer have launched a new range of vegan-friendly food products as they look to meet demand from customers taking a “flexitarian” approach to eating. The range also features the high street’s first vegan coleslaw and potato salad, as well as the first vegan-friendly sourdough pizza, which uses a “vegan house sauce” in two flavours. (Source: Retail Bulletin)

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The Co-op have announced plans to open 100 new food stores in 2019 in a concerted push to grow their convenience offering. The grocery retailer will also renovate 200 existing stores. Approximately one-third of the 100 new stores will be located in London and the South East. (Source: Retail Gazette)

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Household:

Made.com, the furniture retailer, have announced plans to operate separate supply chains once the UK officially exits the EU. The online retailer will continue to operate from their headquarters in the UK following Brexit, but will increase staff load in Paris, which will be their European hub. (Source: Retail Gazette)

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Courtesy of ‘Barclays

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