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Asda: Norwich Union insurance at Asda prices

Asda is to offer home, travel and motor insurance to its customers as the first step of a major assault on the financial services market. Having seen the amount of business that rivals Tesco and Sainsbury have picked up, the Wal-Mart owned supermarket wants a piece of the action.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2003
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Asos: as seen on sale

Asos is set to launch a discount clothing operation in September, according to reports. The site will sell brands including Ted Baker, Diesel and Ralph Lauren at up to a 75% reduction. The timing is good, due to the strong consumer interest in the discount clothing market at the moment. However, the move is not without risk.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jun 2008
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ASOS: impressive results as online goes from strength to strength

ASOS has reported strong sales uplifts in its 2009-10 financial year and, although sales growth has slowed, results are still very positive, reflecting ASOS' investment in improving its customer service. Furthermore, the online retailer still has many opportunities to expand, with growing its international operations a central part of this goal.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2010
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Aurora Fashions unveils encouraging performance in its first financial update

Aurora Fashions, the clothing retailer behind womenswear brands Coast, Karen Millen, Oasis and Warehouse, has reported a positive start to its first 11 months. The group has managed to consolidate its operations and reduce its net debt, while investment in new stores and multi-channel developments have created a strong platform on which to expand.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2010
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Australia: two of the country's largest grocery retailers found guilty of "local washing"

Woolworths and Coles, the "big two" in Australian grocery retailing, have been named, shamed, and fined for incorrectly labeling imported produce as "local." While Australians are generally keen to support their local community, violations such as these threaten to weaken the local movement. At a time when rising food prices are already putting pressure on local offerings, authenticity is key.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2011
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Avon: beComing a retailer in its core market

Published By Datamonitor
08 Aug 2001
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Battle of the Euro grocery giants goes global

According to press speculation, Tesco could overtake Carrefour within the next four years to become Europe's largest retailer and second largest globally after the US giant Wal-Mart. This prediction rests on the assumption that Tesco will continue to grow sales faster than Carrefour as its burgeoning international divisions transform the UK retailer into a truly global player.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Dec 2008
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Best Buy joins forces with Carphone Warehouse

US electricals retailer Best Buy has bought a 50% stake in Carphone Warehouse's retail business. While Verdict Research believes that there is an opportunity for Best Buy to succeed, success is by no means assured in what is an extremely competitive marketplace.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2008
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Best Buy looks to widen horizons

US-based electrical goods retailer Best Buy is looking to build upon its existing international operations in Canada and China, CEO Brad Anderson has said in an interview. However he added that his stores were unlikely to appear in mature markets such as western Europe: this is sensible given that India or Latin America are likely to offer much brighter growth prospects.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2006
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Best Buy: facing the cost of customer service

The leading US consumer electronics chain Best Buy said third-quarter profit fell well short of Wall Street expectations after a widespread store revamp hit profits. The company will have to slow the pace of change and aim to maintain sales uplifts if it is to prove to the market that the high cost of store conversions was worthwhile.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Dec 2005

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