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The gloves are off in central European fuel retail

Rapid network expansion and upstream muscle are the unstoppable forces pushing Lukoil to the fore of fuel retailing in central and eastern Europe (CEE). The firm is the key mover in the region, expanding its site presence by a remarkable 180% over the past three years. But selling petrol is not simply a numbers game: Lukoil is also successfully incorporating a strong shop proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Slovenia: mobile payments making an impact on Central and Eastern Europe

Banka Koper and MasterCard, together with a group of technology players, are in the midst of the first contactless mobile payments pilot in Slovenia. Although mobile payments are starting to make an impact on the region, for them to take off, players need to start ensuring pilots go beyond the trial stages, while encouraging consumers to see the benefits of alternative payment methods.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Feb 2010
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OMV: focusing on value-added services to drive market share

Through a partnership with Western Union, fuel retailer OMV is set to offer international money transfer facilities across its network in eight Central and Eastern European countries. This is the second recent venture into the financial services space for OMV, and highlights its high focus on expanding and diversifying its service offering to drive customer satisfaction.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Novartis: Eastern European generics to bring multiple rewards

Buying Slovenia's Lek gives an East European footing to Novartis' already large generics business. Lower R&D costs there should allow Novartis to move into the higher value specialty generics segment. The acquisition also gives Novartis revenues from generic Augmentin, which, unlike its own version of the product, are not dogged by risk of litigation.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Sep 2002
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Nordic fuel retailers take unmanned voyage east

While unmanned or automated sites have been an integral part of the forecourt retailing landscape in the Nordic markets for decades, in other parts of Europe this concept of automated payment, no shop and slightly more barren forecourts has never quite managed to take off. But a new wave of openings is now occurring, targeting markets further east.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Aug 2006
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New personal care products: a flash of inspiration

Productscan Online reported a variety of more unusual supplements this month, either containing strange ingredients, such as broccoli or yeast fiber, or targeting unusual conditions, like the male menopause. These features should help them stand out in a crowded supplement market. Meanwhile, Dr Fresh launched a toothpaste which should amuse the younger consumer with its light-up flashing cap.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jun 2006
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New food review: manufacturers digest the health issue

The health needs of consumers have been well catered for in the food industry for a number of years, but recent developments in packaged goods have seen the health trend move in novel directions. These include collagen-enhanced marshmallows and pomegranate flavored candies, helping manufacturers gain a niche in the ever increasing market of health and healthy-indulgent foods.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Apr 2007
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New drinks review: water additives get convenient

In this month's review of beverage launches, the innovation potential of bottled water is being explored by drinks manufacturers. A striking "divided" bottle with separate compartments for water and flavoring has been launched in Russia, while concentrate powders have been reimagined as an on-the-go item, and spring water designed specifically for making baby food has hit shelves in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Apr 2012
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

CO2 emissions: Germany implements reductions

Published By Datamonitor
25 May 2005

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