Opinion on Electricals and Electronics in Europe

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Carrefour: beauty contest with Tesco

Published By Datamonitor
07 Dec 2000
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Sainsbury's: no place like Homebase anymore

Published By Datamonitor
22 Dec 2000
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CommentWire

Tesco: a booming Christmas

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2001
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Kingfisher: doing it itself

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jan 2001
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John Lewis: merging dotcoms

Given that the main reason John Lewis bought Buy.com was to gain its technology, the move is hardly unexpected. It should strengthen John Lewis's online brand and increase Johnlewis.com's site traffic - both sensible objectives. However, Johnlewis.com's limited range of technology products will drive away some of Buy.com's customers.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Warranty Direct: low price guaranteed

Warranty Direct, a leading UK extended warranty provider, has gone on the offensive in the run-up to the Christmas shopping season. Its survey highlights that the time is ripe for direct insurance providers to make their presence known. Consumer apathy is the biggest hurdle to overcome, but Warranty Direct is in a good position to do exactly that.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Oct 2002
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CommentWire

Hutchison 3G: forging distribution links

Hutchison 3G's products and services, branded '3', will now be sold in over 300 The Link and Dixons stores. The mobile operator has also reaffirmed that its delayed UK 3G service will launch in the next few months. Despite being a new entrant to the UK mobile market, Hutchison's management team, deep pockets and relationships with handset makers still leave it in a strong position.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jan 2003
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CommentWire

Tesco: Electrical shock!

Tesco has retained its position as the UK's number one supermarket group over the Christmas period, reporting a higher sales increase than its rivals over the seven weeks to January 4. Tesco's ability to undercut the high street on sales of electrical goods boosted performance and brought the company out on top.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jan 2003
Expert View
Expert View

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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Expert View

UK retail: cold snap brings hopes of Christmas cheer

John Lewis indicated that sales had surged in the past five weeks, providing hope that Christmas trading may be better than last year. The company's sales last week rose by 5.8 % to GBP62 million against a year ago. While the performance must be encouraging for John Lewis, its rivals must still be hopeful that the Christmas spirit cold weather engenders will drive consumers into the shops.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2005

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