FACTBOX-How UK retailers fared over Christmas

Tue Feb 1, 2011 12:37pm GMT

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  (Adds Alexon, Carpetright, WH Smith)
 Feb 1 (Reuters) - Britain's retailers faced some of the worst winter weather
for decades in the run-up to Christmas and are worried steps to cut government
debt, like tax hikes and public spending cuts, and rising prices could hit
demand in the months ahead.
 Following is a summary of how retailers fared over the Christmas trading
 For a FACTBOX on other European retailers please click on: [ID:nLDE70B1I3]
RETAILER            SECTOR              PERFORMANCE
Alexon AXN.L      Clothing            Like-for-like sales up 13.3 pct in 5 wks
                                     to Jan. 22. [ID:nSGE70Q05N]
Alliance Boots      Drugs retail,       Group sales up 14.3 pct in 3 months to 
[ABN.UL]            wholesale           Dec 31. Boots UK like-for-like sales up
                                     2.8 pct inc VAT. [ID:nLDE70G110]
ASOS (ASOS.L)       Online clothing     Retail sales up 59 pct in 3 months to
                                     Dec. 31. [ID:nLDE70G12T] [ID:nWLA3128]  
Blacks Leisure      Outdoor goods       Like-for-like sales up 10.2 pct in Dec.
BSLA.L                                [ID:nLDE70306Y]
Booker (BOK.L)      Cash and carries    Like-for-like sales up 5.4 pct in 16 wks
                                     to Dec. 31. [ID:nWLA2630]   
Burberry (BRBY.L)   Luxury              Revenues up 27 pct in 3 months to Dec.
                                     31. Same-store sales up 14 pct.

Carpetright         Carpets             UK/Ireland like-for-like sales down 7.7 
(CATVU.L)                               pct in 13 wks to Jan 29. [ID:nLDE70R0ZM]
Carphone Warehouse  Mobile phones       European like-for-like sales up 0.7 pct
CPW.L                                 in 13 wks to Jan. 1. UK up 2.3 pct.
Clinton Cards       Greeting cards      Like-for-like sales down 2.1 pct in 5
CLCA.L                                wks to Jan. 2. [ID:nLDE70506M]
Co-Operative Group  Grocery             Q4 like-for-like food sales down 3.2 pct
[COOP.UL]                               [ID:nWLA2656]  
Debenhams (DEB.L)   Department stores   Like-for-like sales including VAT up 0.3
                                     pct in 19 wks to Jan. 8. [ID:nLDE7060ZM]
Dixons Retail       Electricals         Like-for-like sales down 2 percent in 12
DXNS.L                                weeks to Jan 8. [ID:nLDE70B1H0]

Dunelm (DNLM.L)     Homewares           Like-for-like sales down 1.2 pct in 26
                                     wks to Jan. 1. [ID:nLDE7091KX]
Flying Brands       Mail order          Like-for-like sales down 14 pct in 3
(FBD_u.L)                               months to Dec. 31. [ID:nSGE70D05N]
Game Group GMG.L  Computer games      Like-for-like sales down 2.1 pct in 5
                                     wks to Jan. 8. [ID:nLDE70C07Q]
Games Workshop      Hobbies             Sales down 4 pct in H1 to Nov. 28.
(GAW.L)                                 [ID:nLDE70408P]
Greggs (GRG.L)      Baker               Like-for-like sales up 0.6 pxct in 5 wks
                                     to Jan 8. [ID:nLDE70A1BG]
Halfords (HFD.L)    Car parts, bicycles Like-for-like retail sales down 6.6 pct
                                     in 13 wks to Dec. 31. [ID:nLDE70B1WN]
HMV Group HMV.L   Music, books, DVDs  UK/Ireland like-for-like sales down 13.6
                                     pct in 5 wks to Jan. 1. [ID:nLDE704070]
Home Retail         Household goods     Like-for-like sales down 4.9 pct at 
(HOME.L)                                Argos, down 1.2 pct at Homebase in 18
                                     wks to Jan. 1. [ID:nLDE70B1AH]
House of Fraser     Department stores   Like-for-like sales up 8.5 pct in 5 wks
                                     to Jan. 8. [ID:nLDE7090M8]

Howden Joinery      Home                Sales up 6.1 pct in Oct. 4-Dec. 25
(HWDN.L)                                period. [ID:nLDE70A07T]
Ideal Shopping      TV, internet        H2 adjusted sales up 13.9 pct.
Direct IDLS.L     shopping            [ID:nWLA2807]
J Sainsbury         Grocery             Like-for-like sales up 3.6 pct ex-fuel,
(SBRY.L)                                inc VAT in 14 wks to Jan. 8.

Jacques Vert        Clothing            Like-for-like sales up 1.9 pct in 11
JQV.L                                 wks since Oct. 23. [ID:nSGE70CB35]
JD Sports Fashion   Clothing, footwear  Like-for-like sales up 2.5 pct in 5 wks
(JD.L)                                  to Jan. 1. [ID:nLDE70606J]
John Lewis [JLP.UL] Department stores   Like-for-like sales up 7.6 pct in 5 wks
                                     to Jan. 1. [ID:nWLA2129]  
Kesa KESA.L       Electricals         Like-for-like sales down 4 pct from Nov.
                                     1 to Jan. 18. UK down 7.3 pct; France
                                     down 1.8 pct. [ID:nLDE70I072]
Majestic Wine       Wine and beer       Like-for-like UK sales up 3.7 pct in 9
(MJW.L)                                 wks to Jan. 3. [ID:nWLA2175]
Marks & Spencer     Clothing, food      UK like-for-like sales up 2.8 pct in 13
(MKS.L)                                 wks Jan. 1. [ID:nLDE70919U]
Matalan             Clothing, homewares Like-for-like sales down 4.5 pct in 19
                                     wks to Jan. 8. [ID:nWLA3606]
Mothercare (MTC.L)  Mother and baby     Like-for-Like UK sales down 5.8 pct in 
                 goods               12 weeks to Jan. 1. [ID:nLDE70506D]
Mulberry (MUL.L)    Luxury              Own-store sales up 66 pct in six wks to
                                     Jan. 15. [ID:nLDE70K082]
N Brown (BWNG.L)    Home shopping       Like-for-like sales ex-Figleaves up 1.2
                                     pct in 19 wks to Jan. 8. [ID:nWLA2511]
New Look            Clothing            UK like-for-like sales down 9.1 pct in
                                     15 wks to Jan. 8. [ID:nWLA2646]  
Next (NXT.L)        Clothing            Like-for-like sales down 6.1 pct from
                                     Aug. 1 to Dec. 24. [ID:nLDE7030PA]
Ocado (OCDO.L)      Online grocery      Gross sales up 26.7 pct in four weeks to
                                     Dec. 26. [ID:nLDE7080BZ] [ID:nWLA2366]
Shop Direct         Online, home        Sales up 5 pct excluding VAT.
                 shopping            [ID:nWLA2354]  
SuperGroup (SGP.L)  Clothing            Sales up 90 pct in 9 wks to Jan. 2.
                                     [ID:nLDE70A111] [ID:nWLA2558]

Ted Baker (TED.L)   Clothing            Retail sales up 7.6 pct from Nov. 14 to
                                     Jan. 8. [ID:nLDE70C1H8] [ID:nWLA2795] 
Tesco (TSCO.L)      Grocery             Group sales up 6.2 pct ex-fuel, at
                                     constant FX rates in 6 wks to Jan 8. UK
                                     like-for-like sales up 0.6 pct ex-fuel,
                                     inc-VAT. [ID:nLDE70B1E4]
Theo Fennell        Jewellery           Like-for-like sales down 7 pct in Dec.
TFL.L                                 [ID:nWLA2217]
Thorntons (THT.L)   Chocolate           Like-for-like own store sales down 5.9
                                     pct in 14 wks to Jan. 8. [ID:nWLA2639]  
Topps Tiles (TPT.L) Home                Like-for-like sales up 2.2 pct in first
                                     13 wks of financial year. [ID:nWLA2432]
Waitrose [JLP.UL]   Grocery             Like-for-like sales up 5.4 pct in first
                                     23 days of Dec. [ID:nLDE7041NA]

WH Smith (SMWH.L)   Newspaper, books,   Like-for-like high street sales down 7
                 stationery          pct in 8 wks to Jan. 22. [ID:nLDE70P063]
Wm Morrison (MRW.L) Grocery             Like-for-like sales up 1 pct ex-fuel/ex
                                     VAT in 6 wks to Jan. 2. [ID:nLDE7080B4]
 (Compiled by Mark Potter and James Davey)