Opinion on Hypermarkets, Supermarkets and Discounters in Asia-Pacific

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Tesco: confident about Christmas

Despite mounting evidence of a more cautious approach to expenditure by consumers, Tesco has delivered an upbeat set of figures for the third quarter, with group sales up by 11.8%, an improvement on the 9.2% uplift to mid-year. Going forward, there are few reasons to doubt Tesco's strong performance will continue.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2007
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Tesco: dismisses the Fresh & Easy doubters

Tesco has shrugged off concerns that performance at its fledgling Fresh & Easy chain in the US is falling short of expectations. Reporting results for 2007/08, the world's fourth largest retailer expressed confidence in its international growth prospects and offered assurances that it can continue to grow in the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2008
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Tesco: raising the bar in Asia

Tesco is set to challenge South Korea's largest retailer, E-Mart, for market leadership with the purchase of 36 Homever stores for GBP958 million - the retailer's biggest ever acquisition. Marking an unusual move for Tesco, which has typically preferred organic means of foreign expansion, the current economic climate could bring new opportunities.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2008
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Tesco: every little helps in global expansion

Tesco is to invest GBP60 million into a cash-and-carry business supplying goods to retailers and restaurants in India. Tesco's main customer will be its partner in the venture, the Tata Group, which owns expanding hypermarket chain Star Bazaar. While the move is only a minor step towards boosting its presence in Asia, it represents the addition of another front to Tesco's global expansion.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2008
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Australia: Woolworths launches credit card

Woolworths has become the first Australian company to launch a credit card with a sophisticated loyalty program, capable of collating data regarding consumer purchases. This data will eventually be utilized in Woolworths' marketing efforts, and is seen as even more important than the financial aspect of the card.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2008
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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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Costco: launching in Australia

Costco announced recently that economic turbulence had not impacted its Australian plans; believing that it can do well in a down market, it intends to launch its first warehouse store in the country. This is a potentially lucrative move, with Costco's supply chain efficiencies and low prices providing a competitive edge in Australia's saturated retail landscape.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2009
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Tesco: losing share but riding high

Tesco is comfortably riding out the challenging trading conditions facing UK retailing, recording pre-tax profits of GBP2.95 billion for the 52 weeks to February 28. Although exposure to non-food and the impact of its Discounter brand have dented sales growth, the supermarket's international credentials and ability to diversify into new markets will see it continue to prove a formidable retailer.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2009
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Costco faces a challenge in establishing an Australian market presence but the timing is right

After years of extensive planning, US bulk retailer Costco has commenced a recruitment campaign for its first Australian store, a A$60 million grocery warehouse that will be unlike anything Australian retailing has seen before. Challenging the Coles and Woolworths duopoly will be difficult, but with the right positioning the current trend toward value-consciousness could work in Costco's favor.

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2009

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