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Kroger: gaining from cuts

US grocery retailer Kroger's Q1 results have beaten market expectations, thanks to its restructuring and price cutting strategy. Kroger is proving that it can compete with the discount stores, but number three chain Safeway is now pursuing a similar strategy. A grocery price war could hit Kroger's recovery plans.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jun 2002
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Krispy Kreme: fat profits

Krispy Kreme's profits are up 47% for Q1 2003. While governments and various organizations become increasingly concerned about the obesity phenomenon, consumers themselves remain dedicated to immediate gastronomic pleasures. Self-indulging is proving a hard habit to kick and not all food companies are in a hurry to help.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
29 May 2003
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Kmart: things can only get better

Two new surveys show customer satisfaction with the bankrupt US retailer to be below the industry average. Kmart will have to work hard through 2002 to improve its image and hit the goal of profitability in 2003. The turnaround will inevitably involve addressing the in-store consumer experience, as well as creating a strong brand independent of price.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Feb 2002
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Kmart: the blue light flickers

While its competitors have flourished, Kmart has floundered. The discount retailer's financial woes reached a climax on Tuesday, when it filed for Chapter 11 in Michigan. As Kmart works on a restructuring plan, an important part of the strategy should be to strengthen its relationship with key vendors. They will be critical to a successful turnaround.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jan 2002
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Kmart: New Year's resolution - avoid Chapter 11

The year hasn't gotten off to a great start for America's second largest discount retailer. Kmart is in the midst of a restructuring effort following customer defections to lower-priced rivals. However, the latest financial results indicate much remains to be done. To avoid bankruptcy, Kmart must back its turnaround efforts up with solid execution.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jan 2002
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Kmart: mulling options amid downgrades

Kmart's suppliers may have to search the store for headache relievers: the downgrades are a serious blow to the chain's ability to win financing without filing for bankruptcy. But while a pre-emptive filing might help Kmart renegotiate leases at underperforming stores, it would not solve the company's main problem: its failure to stand apart from Wal-Mart.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jan 2002
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Kmart: looking for the gas pedal

The alarming Q3 results come in stark contrast to recent positive news from rivals Wal-Mart and Target. To ensure its long-term survival, Kmart must realize that even the best-laid plans must be backed up by co-ordinated and concrete execution processes. And given its recent financial woes, this is a lesson that Kmart must learn quickly.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2001
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Kmart: la materia de la vida

Retailer Kmart hopes that digging deeper into the Hispanic market will help solve its woes. While going after this market could certainly bring back profits to the ailing discounter, Kmart needs to be aware of hidden caveats in marketing to the ethnic market. In particular, in-language is not a substitute for in-culture awareness.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Sep 2002
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Kmart: extending its lines of supply

Published By Datamonitor
09 Feb 2001
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HomeRuns.com: nowhere to run to

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2001

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