Opinion on Food and Drink Specialists in North America

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7-Eleven: expanding at a cost

7-Eleven has announced a Q4 net loss of $11.5 million compared to a gain of $17.1 million for Q4 2001. Despite this, the outlook for the company remains strong for 2003. As it continues to improve efficiency and expand, 7-Eleven must take care not to stretch resources too thinly.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2003
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A&P: vintage grocer loses its frills

Following A&P's Q2 loss of $144.7 million, the company is turning to budget-conscious shoppers to boost flagging sales. Its new Food Basics 'mini-supermarkets' take their concept from the increasingly popular dollar stores. However, Food Basics will only pose competition for the likes of Wal-Mart if A&P can maintain low prices and consistent product availability.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2002
Expert View
Expert View

Ahold touted as rumored Tesco target

Tesco shares fell three pence to 315p yesterday amid market rumours that the company may make a significant acquisition in Europe. Brokers are reported by The Times to have been unconvinced by suggestions that the retailer will join with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to bid for Ahold, with others suggesting Carrefour as a more credible target.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2006
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Ahold/Peapod: bricks, clicks and groceries

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2001
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Ahold/Peapod: getting the green into the black

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2001
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Ahold: breaking up is hard to do

Against a backdrop of stagnating sales, troubled retailer Ahold has come under pressure from two hedge funds, Centaurus and Paulson. Holding a 6.4% stake in the company, the two shareholders claim that the current share price of E7.33 could rise to E9, if the group were broken up into its separate units - a prospect that now appears increasingly real.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2006
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Ahold: the last days of Disco

Scandal-ridden Ahold can't afford any more nasty surprises, so it's focusing on mature markets. For a healthier firm, however, Ahold's South American businesses are a strong opportunity. Emerging markets specialist Tesco understandably decided in March not to buy out the struggling Dutch company - but its Brazilian unit could be another story.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2003
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Ahold: the long-term game

Published By Datamonitor
03 Sep 2001
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Albertsons: self-checkout catching on

Albertsons [ABS] has announced a major investment in self-checkout technology, considerably increasing its number of equipped stores. Since its introduction in the 1980s, self-checkout has grown in popularity by reducing congestion at cash desks. Not everyone is convinced of the benefits though, with many retailers still holding back.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
11 Sep 2003
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Amazon groceries grab headlines, but shoppers won't be swayed

Amazon is reportedly planning to expand its online grocery service to Los Angeles this month, but will it be a success? The current state of the market dictates no, with limited demand for online grocery and high set-up costs a significant barrier to entry.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Jun 2013

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