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PPR: luxury not crisis resistant

With sales of E20.2 billion, 2008 looks like the last good year before the global crisis starts to affect sales at French giant PPR. Electricals and furniture sales have already been impacted by the slowdown in mature markets, and luxury will not prove immune to the downturn. As a result, PPR is positioning itself to survive difficult conditions in 2009.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2009
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Pre-packs protect banks and boards, but jobs too

Pre-pack administrations have come under scrutiny for siphoning away selected assets and dumping debt in secretive deals. The process is open to abuse, but the unpalatable truth is that in a stuttering economy no other option protects jobs and keeps businesses open to the same extent.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Oct 2012
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Signet Group: issues profit warning

Signet has warned analysts that profits could be lower than expected after a disappointing third quarter. With stores in both the US and the UK, Signet's announcement of a slowdown in sales and a profit warning has been interpreted by many analysts as evidence of the slowdown in consumer spending and a tough Christmas ahead in both markets. However, there are other factors to consider too.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Nov 2007
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Signet: between a rock and a hard place

Jewelry specialist Signet is in an awkward situation. While some premium and luxury goods retailers are still performing well, these are largely retailers with aspirational brands able to command loyalty from a highly affluent customer base. This is a very different position to Signet, which offers more affordable luxuries for mainstream consumers and is set to face continuing pressures in 2008.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Apr 2008
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Signet: don't sell H Samuel

The possible acquisition of parent company Signet could result in the H Samuel chain being sold. However, if this happened, the most likely move for the acquirer would be to take the business more upmarket - resulting in increased competition for Signet's more successful UK operations.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Aug 2006
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Signet: splitting UK operations could pose scale problems

The proposed deal between the two parties would see Signet's UK operations split, with Gerald Ratner retaining ownership of H Samuel and Baugur acquiring Ernest Jones and Leslie Davis. Although this deal would offer many benefits for former H Samuel owner Gerald Ratner, in UK retail, scale is a hugely important factor and a split could lead to a decline in margins for the jeweler.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Nov 2006
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Social media: US department stores reap the rewards

Department stores are leading the way in terms of e-commerce, m-commerce, and social media, according to a recent survey. This has allowed them to boost their top lines after years of declining sales, while also capturing the attention of younger target consumer segments. Verdict believes that comprehensive digital strategies such as these would benefit luxury and specialist retailers alike.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Aug 2011
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Sports Direct: difficult times ahead

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley has been dealt a series of blows since he floated the company for GBP3.00 a share in February. In just five months the shares have halved in value, with the latest drop prompted by a vague warning on prospects in the current fiscal year. This further compounds analyst concerns, particularly given the lack of like-for-like sales figures or detailed profit guidance.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Jul 2007
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Sports Direct: England's defeat adds to woes

Sports Direct has issued another profit warning following England's failure to qualify for Euro 2008. Sports Direct has already warned that its EBITDA had limited growth potential in 2007/08, but, following England's failure to qualify, it warned profits are likely to fall. While England's failure will hit other retailers as well, it highlights Sports Direct's weaknesses in particular.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2007
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Sports Direct: low price proposition is a winner

With retailers launching aggressive price campaigns in a desperate bid for a share of the value pound, Sports Direct's long-standing values appear to be bearing fruit. As the retailer's low prices are ingrained in the consumer psyche, Sports Direct is the first call for bargain hungry sportswear shoppers and its defensive 'back to basics' strategy looks likely to make it a winner in the downturn.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2008

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