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Fall 2009


With the lull of summer fest themselves. The key indi- spotlight with groups such as
Grnulle
Publisher/Editor-in-Chief
firmly behind us now, all eyes cators, such as house prices Carrefour and H&M moving
Francesca Ash
are on the important fourth are moving slowly in the right into the marketplace.
francesca@totallicensing.com
quarter and the spotlight falls, direction. Russia’s retail market has

once again, on the retail out- Mergers and acquisitions are grown at an astonishing pace
Sales/Marketing Director

lets that can make or break a in the air once again after a – by around 500% over the
Gr
Jerry Wooldridge
licensing program. lull. And the consumer prob- last ten years, reaching $451
oet
jerry@totallicensing.com
The signals in the US, Europe ably has move power now billion in 2008. Whilst the
and further afield are, with- than he or she has ever had credit crunch and financial
Editor
out doubt, mixed. Will Santa in determining pricing at re- crisis have dampened im-
Rebecca Ash
Saluti
leave children around the tail. mediate growth prospects, a

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world with a stocking that In terms of retail, the dis- longer term view of the mar-

is half empty or half full this counters of course, continue ket seems to indicate enor-
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year? to lead the way. Walmart, the mous opportunities for re-
James Ash ns
The answer seems to depend monolith that is bigger than tailers. Forecasts are that by
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o
on who you speak to. The Europe’s Carrefour, Tesco 2012 the Russian retail mar-
toy industry, particularly in and Metro AG combined and ket will be around $800 bil-
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the UK, will be hoping for is largest private-sector em- lion – a sizeable market that

Tracy Porter
a
an improved final period of ployer in the United States will be difficult for any major
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ut
the year of course. The last with over 1.4 million workers retailer to ignore. Carrefour
quarter of 2008 saw the loss will be looking to improve on are opening their first hyper-
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of Woolworths, estimated its fourth quarter sales for markets in Russia this year
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Sal
to sell as much as 20% of li- 2008 when, despite a healthy and Walmart are also explor-
censed children’s products in sales increase, profits fell. ing opportunities. Meanwhile,
Contributing Writers

the UK and the effects are Carrefour, the world’s sec- Russia’s clothing market has
Charles Ayres
still being felt around the in- ond biggest retailer, suffered attracted retail chains such as
Martin Brochstein
dustry. its first quarterly decline for New Look, Debenhams and
Paul Comben
But the licensing industry six years in 2009 although H&M, together with Auchan
Marici Ferreira
is nothing if not optimistic. its hypermarket business did and Metro.

Morten Geschwendtner Whilst in general events somewhat better than the It seems that the hatches
Gaurav Marya around the world have at- supermarket side. that were battened down to Saudanulles
George Medina tracted fewer numbers, the In the UK, retail sales rose weather the financial storm a
Caroline Mickler signs are that the upcoming 0.4% in July – a bigger jump year or so ago are, tentatively
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censing is not the only star in Carpetright, New Look and will be there (booth 302).
the British constellation. The Peacocks make up the rest of Hopefully we’ll see many of
Licensing Awards, held annu- the top 10 occupiers. you in the aisles.
ally in London, still attracted With domestic markets in
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around 1000 individuals to turmoil, one way that the big-

a night of entertainment - a gest retailers have been look- Francesca Ash
tremendous show in times of ing to shore up their bot- Publisher/Editor

recession. tom lines is expansion into
The signs of recovery, albeit international markets. Russia, Jerry Wooldridge
Greetings
small, are beginning to mani- in particular, has been in the Director
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