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SUVs: still too thirsty

SUVs represents roughly half of all light vehicles sold by domestic US automakers, yet they achieve just 20.7 miles to the gallon on average. Carmakers will now be forced to tackle this issue, but the required 1.5 mile per gallon increase may not be ambitious enough.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2003
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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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Dr Pepper/Seven Up: rage against the machination

Dr Pepper's attempt to contrive a wave of online support for its Raging Cow drink seems to be in danger of backfiring. The online community has caught on to the attempt to engineer a new fad and is striking back. Dr Pepper now stands to lose a great deal of popularity for exactly the same reasons it hoped to gain some.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2003
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Dollar Tree: growing super-sized branches

Dollar Tree, a major player among US discount stores, has unveiled the first of its forty super-sized stores planned for 2003. This ambitious foray of discount merchandisers, expanding into larger sized stores and diverse product offerings, is posing a challenge for traditional retailers and mass merchandisers alike.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Apr 2003
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AMD/Fujitsu: making their own company

Advanced Micro Devices and Fujitsu have made a grab for the number two spot in the flash memory market by agreeing to expand their ten year old manufacturing joint venture into a full-fledged company with its own R&D and marketing operations. The move raises questions about AMD's longer term strategy, and spinning off the flash business remains an option.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2003
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Ford: company founder enlisted in price war

Ford has responded to decreased sales, as well as GM's latest purchasing incentive, by offering a financed leased vehicle for $5 a day as a tribute to the ethics of founder Henry Ford. However, the success of Japanese manufacturers in the US, without the use of incentives, is mounting pressure on the big three to retain market dominance.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2003
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Reliant/El Paso: problems in Houston

Reliant Resources and El Paso Energy face different problems for similar reasons. The Californian energy crisis and the Enron bankruptcy have brought both businesses to their knees. The prospects of a recovery for either in 2003 look extremely bleak.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2003
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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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Antibiotics: US doctors cut use in 1990s

US doctors cut back on unnecessary prescriptions for antibiotics in the 1990s, an encouraging finding that suggests that campaigns to curb overuse of antibiotics seem to be successful. However, when doctors do choose a drug, they are now more likely to use more broad-spectrum antibiotics, which could prove problematic in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2003
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Armored cars: global uncertainty creates booming market

Ford and GM are releasing new ranges of specially upgraded armored vehicles for wealthy US customers. Previously only available through specialists, the increasingly popular upgrade is now offered through dealerships, making the process much simpler, if not cheaper for consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2003

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