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eCommerce: the Priceline isn't right

Published By Datamonitor
06 Oct 2000
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Priceline: the price still isn't right

Published By Datamonitor
03 Nov 2000
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CommentWire

T&S Stores: profiting through convenience

T&S' success relies partly on timely acquisitions and investment in new product tracking technology, but mainly in its provision of a much-needed service. The convenience meal market will continue to grow as families find themselves pressed for time, unconcerned about the traditional meal, and unable to agree on a joint menu.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2002
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CommentWire

Cadbury/Experentis: promoting South American stimulants

The launch of two new guarana chocolate bars for UK clubbers highlights the increasing use of trend-spotting in product development. But while giant Cadbury relies on traditional advertising, newcomer Experentis will use experiential and event marketing to target its core audience more precisely. The smaller firm's approach could well pay off.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2002
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CommentWire

US economy: time to focus on the bare necessities

The gap between incomes and housing costs has grown in every state. With the economy not expected to recover to previous peaks, middle-income households might soon feel the pinch and have to curb spending. CPG manufacturers must respond appropriately, through greater offerings of more affordable goods sold through cheaper channels.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Sep 2002
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CommentWire

UK retailing: supermarket wars

UK supermarket group Morrison's, normally as commendably steadfast as its northern roots, has launched a bid for the Safeway chain. The move is a canny one that would launch Morrison's into the big time. However, it is likely to spark a bidding war that could herald major changes for the industry's leading players, with tougher competition meaning that consumers will be the real winners.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
13 Jan 2003
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CommentWire

Tesco: looking a bit greedy

Tesco, already the UK's leading supermarket chain, confirmed its interest in bidding for Safeway on Wednesday. However, as Tesco tries to convince the OFT that its increased share would still be fair, it is possible that the whole matter will result in an enquiry into the supermarket sector. Tesco is keen to ensure its position doesn't deteriorate when this happens.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jan 2003
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CommentWire

Sainsbury's: Five-a-day, but our way

After refusing to join the Government's scheme, Sainsbury's has decided to introduce its own new logo to help alleviate consumer confusion over what exactly constitutes "five portions" of fruit and vegetables. Retailers want to be seen as responsible, helpful and informative - offering value-added services alongside their food.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2003
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Alexon: giving itself the boot?

Alexon has lost half of its market value since April, meaning it could be ripe for a takeover bid. Alexon is believed to want a full company sale, but the limited synergies between the footwear and fashion arms of the business is likely to result in the business being split anyway.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Aug 2006
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Expert View

Morrison: strategic business review

Morrison has announced the details of its long-awaited strategic review. With Safeway fully integrated and its optimization underway, Morrison can now focus on rebuilding its profitability further and delivering a platform for sustainable sales growth. The retailer's new strategy is sound, but catching up ground lost to rivals remains the short term challenge.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2007

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