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A tough Christmas beckons for retailers, but the worst may already be over

There is no doubt that 2005 has been a dreadful year on the high street and as the festive season approaches, most retailers are extremely cautious about their prospects. However, while the economic news has been highly discouraging for those retailers awaiting an upturn in their fortunes, according to retail specialists Verdict there may soon be light at the end of the tunnel ...

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2005
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Online retail: stores must prepare for a 'Happy Clickmas'

Some 38% of adults are expected to buy at least one Christmas gift online this year, almost double the number four years ago, as shoppers increasingly choose the comfort of their own homes over traipsing along the chilly high street. The only losers in this year's online retail bonanza will be stores without a strong web presence.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Dec 2005
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GUS/PriceGrabber.com: grabbing a slice of the online price comparison market

GUS has spent $485 million buying PriceGrabber.com, a leading online price comparison site, in an effort to boost its Experian business. Despite the high price tag, the popularity of online shopping and the importance to consumers of getting a good deal may make this a good buy.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Dec 2005
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E-commerce: a double-edged sword for retailers

The investment strategy column of the Daily Express has extolled the virtues of online retailing on the basis that selling goods online is relatively cheap and avoids store planning issues. However, while e-retail may be cheaper than physical stores and facilitate wider coverage, its success relies heavily on a compelling retail proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2006
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BRC figures positive, not indicative of retail recovery

Despite fears of a slowdown in sales on Britain's high streets, the British Retail Consortium has reported that total retail sales in December 2005 were 6% up on the year before, the best result for any month since May 2004. However these figures should be treated with some caution as they do not account for the myriad exceptional factors influencing Christmas trading this year.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jan 2006
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Littlewoods: hoping that Home Shopping will deliver

Littlewoods Shop Direct filed a GBP56.2 million pre-tax loss for the year to April 30, 2005, as provisions and exceptional charges overwhelmed an increase in underlying profits to GBP40.7 million. The retailer needs to find ways to attract and retain a wealthier, up market customer if it is to ensure a prosperous future.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2006
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Amazon: time to grow up

Amazon's net income fell 43% to $199 million in the fourth quarter, despite a 20% rise in sales. As a maturing business, Amazon needs to strengthen its initiatives on maintaining and boosting margins or lose out to heightened competition in the online arena.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2006
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Online shopping accounts for half of retail sector growth

Last year, online retailers accounted for almost half the cash growth in retail spending, with sales increasing 15 times faster than the retail average. Though online's share of retail is still small, its meteoric growth is sending shock waves throughout the wider retail sector as shoppers of all ages transfer their purchases online.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2006
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Digital downloads: Amazon, Google to challenge the big Apple?

Both Amazon and Google are reported to be considering launching music download services. The arrival of these influential players will be a significant step for the sector, whose growth has so far been stunted by the non-compatibility of existing legal download sites. They would also provide a viable alternative to Apple's dominant digital offer.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2006
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Google: making an offer retailers cannot refuse?

Google has devised a new database-driven online retail solution, Google Base. Although it is unclear whether Google represents an opportunity or a threat to established retailers, they cannot afford to ignore it. Just as it became the dominant search engine, Google has the potential to become the premier retail portal too.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Mar 2006

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