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CommentWire
CommentWire

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
CommentWire
CommentWire

AEP: staying in the UK, albeit with foreign coal

Low wholesale power prices are adversely affecting the UK coal industry; having ruled out further investment, AEP is now searching for other ways to reduce costs. With imported coal cheaper than that from the UK, increasing imports seems inevitable. Although this is bad news for UK coal, it does at least confirm AEP's commitment to stay in the UK power and coal markets.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Oct 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Affinity marketing: getting tougher for FSIs

As financial services providers seek to improve acquisition rates and maintain profitability, they are becoming more customer-orientated. Dealing with affinity groups such as charities and sports club is a simple way to gain access to specific customer segments and customer databases. However, the UK market is getting increasingly saturated.

Published By Datamonitor
15 May 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Aftermarket: air conditioning is a growing opportunity

Published By Datamonitor
07 Mar 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aftermarket: many garages unaware of changing regulations

A large proportion of garages and tire dealers in the major European markets are not aware of legislative changes due later this year. However, Germans are particularly well informed and optimistic, believing that their businesses will grow as the number of franchised dealers falls.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
28 Mar 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aftermarket: private label parts set for growth

Datamonitor's survey of independent garages and tire specialists has found that the majority view private label parts to be as good quality as branded parts. Private label products offer better margins for the businesses and, with a price advantage for customers as well, are well placed to take a larger share of the market in the next few years.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

AG Barr: strong growth in 2009/10 sales gives hope to firms in the industry

AG Barr expects sales for 2009/10 to reach GBP220m, with profits also set to increase. The group has performed well despite difficult conditions in a category that continues to be maligned due to health concerns. Soft drinks remain affordable and occasional treats in the eyes of consumers, and this success further shows that companies in the sector can still prosper during recession.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aggreko: success in Germany is a signal of things to come

Published By Datamonitor
22 Aug 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aggreko: World Cup confirms the power of rental

Aggreko continues to impress as a company on the up: its rising share price over the last five years bears testament to the success of the organization. As power demand increases across the world, often in geographically remote locations, concerns over security supply issues remain, and rental power companies look set to stay successful. <BR />

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jun 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Ahold/Peapod: bricks, clicks and groceries

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2001

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