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3V banks on prepaid parental control features hitting the spot

Irish payment provider 3V has launched a bespoke GPR card in the UK aimed at the youth market. The card will offer customized security services and control over access to certain content. Datamonitor research suggests that consumers feel their existing cards meet their payments needs, but 3V's approach could help to surmount this problem by targeting consumers who do not yet have a payment card.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Mar 2012
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7-Eleven: banking 24-7

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2001
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7-Eleven: expanding at a cost

7-Eleven has announced a Q4 net loss of $11.5 million compared to a gain of $17.1 million for Q4 2001. Despite this, the outlook for the company remains strong for 2003. As it continues to improve efficiency and expand, 7-Eleven must take care not to stretch resources too thinly.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2003
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CommentWire

7-Eleven: fueling fitness and fatness

Convenience store 7-Eleven's introduction of the new Formula 7 range of energy drinks and bars highlights the increasingly mainstream nature of the functional food market in the US. But while there is evidence that such products can improve athletes' performance, they may be more damaging to the health of inactive consumers than regular confectionery and carbonated drinks.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Aug 2005
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7-Eleven: shaping the convenience industry

Dallas-based 7-Eleven [SE] has grown to become a giant in the convenience store business, in terms of both sales and the immense influence it exercises over the product mix in the industry. Its commitment to product innovation has proved profitable but manufacturer support is required to sustain the flow of new products into the future.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2003
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7IM: SIPPing in groups makes sense

As the UK government's reform of the pensions market approaches, there is increasing interest in self-invested pensions. 7IM is the first company to reach the market with self-invested group pensions, which offer flexibility and transparency. The product is likely to appeal to the executives of small and medium sized companies but high costs will make it unsuitable for ordinary workers.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2005
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7UP: green with envy

Attempting to turn things upside down in carbonated soft drinks is a noble goal for Cadbury Schweppes. However, whether it succeeds with its new product - green and caffienated dnL - remains to be seen. The company will need to be more innovative if it is to steal brand loyalty in an already over-crowded flavored soft drink marketplace.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Sep 2002
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A "tea-riffic" summer for tea

Summer often brings out a burst of beverage innovation, especially in restaurants as competitors vie to top each other with new, seasonal beverage options to drive traffic and energize sales. The summer of 2013 is still young, but tea is rapidly developing as the innovation focal point for the year, particularly fruit teas, which are emerging as the next wave of flavor innovation.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jul 2013
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A battle looms in mild cognitive impairment...

More than a tenth of the world's elderly people have mild cognitive impairment, representing a significant potential market. Worse, these sufferers have a 50% chance developing Alzheimer's. Although there is no approved treatment available yet, several different therapies are in development. The fight for dominance in this potentially lucrative market is about to begin - but who will win out?

Published By Datamonitor
07 Dec 2001
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A black day for payment protection insurance

The UK's Financial Services Authority and Office of Fair Trading have both published reports expressing concern over the payment protection insurance market, citing problems with sales standards and competition. This, they argue, can lead to customers receiving a poor deal. As a result, the FSA plans to continue its review of the market, while the OFT has referred it to the Competition Commission.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2006

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