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Adidas: scent off

Adidas' [ADDDY.PK] new Game Spirit fragrances and bodywash for men will be strongly linked to the European Football Championships in Portugal this summer. Adidas hopes to target the right consumer groups by generating a macho image. But while men's personal care is a growth industry, breaking the 'macho barrier' is no easy task.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2004
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Adili: investment program drives sales but causes loss

In its results for the year to April 30, 2008, which was also its first financial year as a public listed company, ethical e-retailer Adili achieved impressive sales growth of 436%, giving it total sales of GBP354,000. However, the retailer also made a loss of GBP1.59m, which means that it will need to prioritize profitability without reducing key investments.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2008
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Adjudication on Good Energy: was the Advertising Standards Authority overzealous?

In a recent ruling, the Advertising Standards Authority concluded that Good Energy wrongly implied the direct supply of green electricity to its consumers, while in an unconnected claim Jersey Electricity successfully argued that it imported electricity only from EDF in France. Both rulings seem to point in different directions as to the regulator's opinion of direct supply of power to consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Mar 2011
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Admiral looks closer to home as insurers seek to diversify

UK car insurer Admiral has announced that from 2011 it will commence underwriting household insurance products. This is a public display of diversification from the direct insurer, which Datamonitor research indicates is currently sixth largest in the motor market. The move bodes well for Admiral, but more significantly suggests a burgeoning trend of players branching out in the insurance market.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Admiral: breaking the cycle

In order to counter an expected downturn in market profitability, Admiral plans to increase premiums rates in the motor insurance market. However, should stronger competitors use their size to lower prices, Admiral could find itself once again sucked into the cycle of an increasingly unprofitable market.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2005
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CommentWire

Admiral: calm waters now but storms ahead

Launching the biggest flotation on the London market this year, and one of only eight IPOs so far on the main exchange, Admiral has set its stall out to go public. While rapid growth and financial success has been Admiral's trademark, serious questions remain as to whether the timing and pricing of the offer will attract sufficient interest.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2004
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CommentWire

Admiral: full steam ahead

UK car insurer the Admiral Group plans to go public later this year, with an estimated market valuation of GBP600 million. The move would allow its current owners to realize the gains on their investment in the company. The IPO will be well received given the insurer has just announced record results.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2004
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CommentWire

Admiral: total profits up by 11% for 2008, profits down for Confused.com

Insurance group Admiral has announced an increase of 11% in its overall profits in 2008, but has witnessed a drop in profits for its aggregator business, Confused.com, as a result of heightened competitive pressures. With the likes of Tesco and Comparethemarket.com diverting business away from more established players, Confused.com will have to work hard to maintain its market share.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2009
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Advisors are confident that term assurance will help to grow the protection market as a whole

Exclusive Datamonitor survey data reveal that advisors are confident that term assurance will continue to play a vital role within the protection market over the next five years, as the UK economy and mortgage market begin to recover.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2012
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AEP/Seeboard: EDF the favorite, but it's a tough field

EDF is clear favorite to acquire the utility, which would give it control of much of the electricity customer base in the affluent south of England. It would also gain the last realistic opportunity to gain customers through acquisition in UK electricity. However, rivals such as Scottish & Southern, RWE and E.ON are likely to put up a serious fight.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Feb 2002

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