February 1, 2011 / 12:40 PM / 6 years ago

FACTBOX-How UK retailers fared over Christmas

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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 period:
 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.
                                     [ID:nLDE70H09K]  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.
                                     [ID:nLDE70G0S0]
  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]
                                     [ID:nWLA2677]
  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.
                                     [ID:nLDE70A18T]  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]
                                     [ID:nWLA2125]  
  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)  

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