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UK joins non-binding EU agreement to support nuclear

The UK and 11 other EU countries have signaled their support for nuclear generation. Datamonitor expects benefits from such "soft" agreements to be long-term and to include easier access to funding and R&D sharing. In the short term, the UK government's new carbon price floor will make low-carbon generation, including nuclear, more attractive.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Mar 2013
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New household products review: addressing hygiene concerns with new garbage wipes

This month's rundown of the latest household innovations looks at how consumer concerns around hygiene and disease are being addressed in new ways, with germ-killing household wipes being developed specifically for the niche area of trash can cleaning. Meanwhile, fabric softeners are exploring the personalization theme, with a new line comprising 20 scents designed to be varied on a daily basis.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Sep 2012
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New food review: candy given zing with new lemon variants

This month's rundown of the latest novel launches from the food industry looks at two new lemon-inspired variants in the confectionery market, with chocolate and mint producers looking to generate interest with unique flavors. In other news, an olive oil producer is extolling the virtues of harvesting by moonlight, while a dried soup manufacturer is focusing on the health-conscious consumer.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2011
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New drinks review: balls get energy drinks rolling

With energy drinks reaching saturation point in many mature European markets, manufacturers are considering ever more ingenious ways of attracting the attention of consumers. Among the products to feature in this month's rundown of innovative drinks launches is an energy drink with "balls," while another offering features two liquids that are only mixed together when the pack is opened.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Aug 2011
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Kesa: sales improvements driven by Darty

Electricals retailer Kesa has seen solid revenue growth in H1, with an uplift in both retail profits and margins. While Darty remains the strongest performer of the group, its Comet brand continues to flounder. Consequently, Kesa has accelerated the rollout of the Darty concept across its European stores, and is investing the bulk of its capital expenditure in further boosting the brand.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Dec 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
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Kesa Electricals: surviving in a challenging market

Kesa saw like-for-like sales fall by 6.1% in the 12 months to April 30, 2009, while total sales increased by 8.3%. Effective cost control and a strong balance sheet will help the retailer to weather the storm, but Kesa must not neglect its core offer and long-term growth opportunities.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2009
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Tesco: targets gap in CEE department store market

Tesco is to launch a new department store concept in the Czech Republic in an effort to boost its non-food turnover in European retail. While the current decline in retail sales across the region will initially dampen prospects for the format, this new venture looks set to strengthen Tesco's position as a dominant clothing retailer in Central and Eastern Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2009
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Sanofi-Aventis: persisting in Zentiva bid

Despite a staunch rebuttal from Czech generics company Zentiva, Sanofi-Aventis has extended its offer of acquisition. The deal would grant the company a foothold in the high margin, fast growing generics markets of Central and Eastern Europe: an option which innovators are increasingly turning to at a time of looming patent expiries and weak pipelines.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2008
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Rewe: finally getting some Plus

Rewe has bought Tengelmann's 146 store-strong Plus discount operation in the Czech Republic. Present in the country since 1991, Rewe's future outlook seems bright, as the deal will strengthen its position in the region. That said, owing to turbulences in the financial markets, growth prospects in Eastern Europe have recently dimmed.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2008

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