2 Small-Cap Retailers to Beat the Gloom

Bricks and mortar high street retailers have been struggling for years, but online outfit ASOS's profit warning surprised many. We pick out a pair of retailers set for future growth

David Brenchley 14 January, 2019 | 3:00PM
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As trading updates from the key end-of-year period for UK retailers continue to come through, investors are watching closely. Initial evidence is worrying. The British Retail Consortium said 2018 was the worst Christmas for a decade, with zero growth in sales overall.

The death of the high street is routinely speculated upon as online competition ramps up, but the argument seems more nuanced rather than a binary choice between online or bricks and mortar.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
ASI UK Opportunities Equity P1 Acc154.41 GBP-0.89Rating
ASOS PLC2,448.00 GBP0.00Rating
Boohoo Group PLC174.30 GBP0.00
Joules Group PLC177.00 GBP0.00
Lowland Ord1,285.67 GBP-2.23Rating
Marks & Spencer Group PLC238.10 GBP0.00Rating
Morrison (Wm) Supermarkets PLC  
Pets at Home Group PLC478.20 GBP0.00
Scottish Investment Trust Ord801.39 GBP-2.15Rating
Shoe Zone PLC100.50 GBP0.00

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David Brenchley

David Brenchley  is a Reporter for Morningstar.co.uk