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Tesco: treating customers to House of Fraser

In the run-up to Christmas Tesco is giving its UK Clubcard holders the opportunity to exchange GBP12.50 worth of Clubcard vouchers for a GBP25 House of Fraser gift card. While some consider them to be outmoded, gift cards present retailers with an opportunity to attract new customers and boost sales, making such initiatives worthwhile.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2011
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Tesco: weaker UK performance offset by progress abroad

Against expectations that its interim results would be substantially weaker than a year ago, Tesco has delivered impressive growth of 9.2% to GBP24.7 billion in the six months to August. While performance in the UK has been less impressive, it is balanced by encouraging international results and should recover form as ongoing investment programs deliver returns.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Oct 2007
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The Co-op: sales boosted by Somerfield and focus on value

The Co-operative Group's grocery arm grew like-for-like sales by 5.5% in 2009, while total sales, including Somerfield branches, were up 66% to GBP7.5 billion. In addition to the boost received from acquiring Somerfield, by focusing on value and enhancing its proposition to exploit the rise in top-up shopping, the company has increased sales and is well placed to gain further market share.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2010
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The Co-operative Group agrees acquisition of Somerfield

The Co-operative Group has reached an agreement to acquire Somerfield, the UK's sixth largest grocer, for GBP1.6 billion. The acquisition will make the Co-operative Group a much stronger force in UK grocery retailing, and although the deal will have little impact on the UK's 'Big Four' major grocers, it will prompt further consolidation in the still fragmented convenience store market.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jul 2008
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The horse meat scandal should spark supply chain evolution

Following the revelations of horse meat in frozen burgers, the scandal has escalated throughout Europe, with suppliers, manufacturers, and retailers all involved. This has highlighted the complexity of the supply chains used to get meat onto consumers' tables. Retailers must become more diligent and ensure traceability so shoppers know exactly what they are paying for and eating.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2013
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The Morrisons message is being drowned out by rivals

Morrisons reported yet another declining quarter of like-for-like sales this morning, its fifth back-to-back decline excluding fuel. The grocer, while having its strengths in a vertically integrated supply chain, is continuing to lose customers to its competitors.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2013
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Thornside: Sainsbury's pet insurance contract represents a big win for the specialist

Thornside, the pet insurance division of Capita Insurance Distribution, has been selected by AXA to provide and administer Sainsbury's pet insurance product. This is another major win for Thornside, and will strengthen the division's position as the pre-eminent third party administrator in the attractive yet challenging UK pet insurance market.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Feb 2010
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UK Customer Satisfaction Awards 2013: why the sector winners stand out

John Lewis may have been the leading name in the roll call of winners at last week's Verdict Customer Satisfaction Awards, but the Verdict poll of 5,900 consumers also revealed the winning retailers within individual sectors. Verdict's analysts give their insight into why these retailers stood out to their customers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2013
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UK grocery market: more competitive than ever

While the Competition Commission prepares to release preliminary findings from its grocery market investigation, Verdict Consulting research shows that the supermarket sector is one of the most competitive segments of UK retailing. Indeed, the outlook for the next five years sees a strengthening of competitive dynamics as retailers increasingly battle to secure their share of consumer spend.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Oct 2007
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Uniq: feeling the pinch as raw material costs soar

Uniq has become the latest food company to feel the pressure of rising raw material costs, announcing the imminent closure of its Paignton factory and the loss of up to 390 jobs. With rising costs hitting food suppliers around the globe, it is the smaller, private label producers, such as Uniq, that are feeling the impact hardest.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2008

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