From: Retail & Luxury Goods Club
Date: February 3, 2011
Subject: Retail & Luxury Goods Club Newsletter

Dear Retail & Luxury Good Club members,

Hope you are all enjoying the New Year! Please see below for recent news, job postings and upcoming retail and luxury good club events.


Top News

Hermes sales jump 25%, Raises profits forecast

Upheaval in Egypt hits vendors

Luxury Sector

Charles Nolan, American Designer, Dies at 53

Expensive watches boom as investors rush in

Retail Sector

Marks & Spencer plans return to Paris - Marks & Spencer is planning to re-enter the French market almost 10 years to the month after it dramatically withdrew from Continental retailing.

H&M launches conscious collection

Emerging markets

Prada to set IPO in Hong Kong

Conrad opens first luxury hotel in mainland China

Climbing prices in China not slowing down spending

Job postings

Jaguar Land Rover – various opportunities across marketing, finance and strategy. Details on Career Central

PepsiCo UK - project opportunity SW London. Details on Career Central

Bacardi Rum - Global Assistant Brand Manager immediate start for fixed term 12 month internship. Details on Career Central

A Suit That Fits – PR/Marketing executive and Junior Digital Marketing executive positions. Details on Career Central

Retail and Luxury Goods club events


Changing the retail market landscape: Westfield Stratford City

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
7:15pm - 10:30pm
LT6 followed by a reception in Park Restaurant, 26 Sussex Place, Marylebone, London, NW1 4SA, United Kingdom
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On 22 February at 7:30pm in LT6, The Retail & Luxury Goods Club are proud to welcome Peter Miller, Westfield's UK Chief Operating Officer, to discuss the conceptualisation, financing and execution of Westfield Stratford City, the 1.9 million square foot retail development at the core of London's Olympic complex.

Comprising £1.45 billion of investment and building on the success of Westfield London and the company’s 7 other UK operating shopping centres, Westfield Stratford City has been designed to adapt to the changing demographics associated with the Olympic Games and Diamond Jubilee in 2012, as well as those of a diverse catchment area in East and North East London.

The presentation will be an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the operations of the world's largest listed retail real estate developer and will cover

1) Financial information
2) Research strategy
3) Marketing strategy as it pertains to the surrounding area and structuring of the physical site

The presentation will be followed by a networking reception in The Park Restaurant.



Tesco Site Visit and Introduction to (Dotcom) Operations Development

Friday, February 25, 2011
9:00am - 1:00pm
Wembley Extra store, 26 Sussex Place, Marylebone, London, NW1 4SA, United Kingdom
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The Retail & Luxury Goods Club are proud to announce an event with Tesco at their Wembley Extra store on Friday 25 February 2011 from 9am to 1pm. Tesco will speak about the work two of their internal consulting teams do, Operations Development and Dotcom Operations Development (the online grocery shopping team), and show how this impacts a typical store. The morning will help increase awareness of what it's like to work at Tesco and hear about potential job opportunities. This event is limited to 24 students.

Tesco plc is a global grocery and general merchandising retailer headquartered in Cheshunt, United Kingdom. It is the second-largest retailer in the world measured by profits (after Wal-Mart). It has stores in 14 countries across Asia, Europe and North America and is the grocery market leader in the UK (where it has a market share of around 30%), Malaysia and Thailand. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is in the FTSE 100.