Opinion on Supermarkets in Asia-Pacific

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Reliance Fresh: move to Delhi

Reliance Industries first Reliance Fresh store in Delhi marks the start of an aggressive 100 store rollout planned for the capital city over the next few months. The move represents a significant step in the company's endeavor to capitalize on India's growing middle class economy.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jan 2007
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Coles: takeover speculation continues

The future ownership of Coles Group remains unclear as rumors of interest from a number of parties continue. While private equity consortiums remain favorite to win the race for the retailer, bids from two of the world's largest retailers cannot be ruled out.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2007
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Coles: Wesfarmers wins the race

In a transaction worth US$18.7 billion, Australian conglomerate Wesfarmers will add supermarket group Coles to its business portfolio, marking Australia's largest ever corporate deal. With a positive outlook for Australian retail, the new owner is confident it is creating a business with good growth opportunities, despite short term challenges in turning Coles around.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jul 2007
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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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Carrefour: international spread pushes French grocer forward

Following a difficult H1 2008, Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer, appears to have found its footing, with its global multi-format single brand strategy beginning to bear fruit. Despite an improved performance at home, countries as far afield as China and Brazil are the group's real growth drivers, and international prospects are high as Carrefour prepares to tackle Russia.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2008
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Battle of the Euro grocery giants goes global

According to press speculation, Tesco could overtake Carrefour within the next four years to become Europe's largest retailer and second largest globally after the US giant Wal-Mart. This prediction rests on the assumption that Tesco will continue to grow sales faster than Carrefour as its burgeoning international divisions transform the UK retailer into a truly global player.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2008
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Coles: must couple online expansion with emphasis on quality

Supermarket chain Coles has extended its online grocery shopping service to a sixth Australian city, Adelaide. Although Australian consumers have not been receptive to online grocery retailing, if Coles can promote the channel's time and money saving capabilities, while emphasizing that quality is not compromised, the venture may prove successful.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2009
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Woolworths: price check service adds little value for customers

The new price checking feature on Woolworths' website allows consumers to look up prices for more than 5,000 grocery items. This feature is an important step towards improved transparency by retailers, but it does little in the way of improving the customer experience or ensuring that they obtain the best deal when shopping.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2010
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Woolworths and IGA: supermarkets go local

Independent grocery network IGA recently launched an advertising campaign emphasizing the local individualism of each of its 1,000 independent stores. The launch came days after Woolworths announced it would clearly label its range of Tasmanian produce. Supermarkets are increasingly tapping into the 'local' trend, driven by consumers' desire to support and feel part of their community.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2010
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Tesco looks to the East for growth but must not neglect the UK

Competitive pressures are mounting in Tesco's domestic market and with growth in the UK set to become far more subdued, aggressively pursuing growth in its Asian operations is a sensible strategy for the grocer. However, Tesco must ensure that the emerging avenues of growth in the UK are exploited to the same extent as those provided by the exciting opportunities in its key growth region.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2010

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