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Sports Direct: qualifying abroad

In the words of Dave Forsey, chief executive of Sports Direct, the retailer has faced the most difficult trading conditions in its history. Indeed, its results have disappointed and the shock drop in profits is cause for much concern, but a burgeoning international arm and further expansion in the UK should help to calm investors' nerves.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jul 2008
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Sports Direct: unconventional style a challenge for investors

Given the warnings previously issued, it came as no surprise when Sports Direct reported declining sales and profit for H1 2008. However, share buy backs and assurances regarding full year profits have recently boosted the company's share price by 36%. Continued share price growth is dependent on investor confidence in Sports Direct's unconventional management style.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Dec 2007
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Sports World: set to float

Sports World, now known as Sports Direct International, announced that it is planning an IPO at the end of February. The valuation, of between GBP1.8 and GBP2.2 billion, seems high, and potential investors will need convincing of the growth opportunities available. Furthermore, this could be difficult given that growth appears to be dependent on acquisitions and further fund raising down the line.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Feb 2007
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Staples: optimistic about growth opportunities

Staples, the world's largest office products company, has outlined its long term strategy for growing the business and, in line with these plans, expects to achieve sales growth of 10% to 15% and earnings growth of 15% to 20% for the full year 2007. As these strategies are sound, its growth targets appear achievable.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2006
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Tesco set to take crown as UK's largest non-food retailer

By the end of 2006, Tesco will not only be UK's biggest food retailer, it will also claim the crown as UK's largest non-food retailer. According to Verdict Research, Tesco will increase the pace of its non-food sales growth in 2006, thrusting it ahead of former non-food king ARG, owner of Argos and Homebase.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Aug 2006
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Tesco: multi-channel expansion is bad news for rivals

Following its relatively soft launch, the announcement of Tesco Direct's expansion comes as a warning sign to UK non-food specialists. As the retailer increases its authority across almost every non-food category, there will be few retailers shielded from Tesco's assault.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2007
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Theo Fennell: demand for luxury drives profits

The luxury jeweler Theo Fennell has reported 41% sales growth and like-for-likes up by 35% for the half year to September 30, 2006, helped by contributions from its expanding international business. This was backed up by strong like-for-like sales growth in its core UK market, underlining the growing appeal and potential of its designer-led range.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Nov 2006
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Tiffany & Co.: good news hampered by one-off losses

The luxury retailer Tiffany & Co. reported positive Q4 and full year results, despite the sharp downturn in the US economy and losses from discontinued operations. Although it is dependent upon international sales to support its full year growth, the company's home market appeared to remain resilient; however, 2008 looks more challenging.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Mar 2008
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Tiffany & Co: losing its sparkle in Japan

Despite the fall in operating profit, Tiffany's results are solid given the general conditions of the US economic environment. It achieved a 9% rise in sales for the quarter ending July 31, showing the strength of the brand - but Japan remains a problem it has yet to solve.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2006
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Topps Tiles: ready to face challenging conditions

Although like-for-like revenue is expected to show a decline of 0.5%, and operating profit is likely to fall by 2.9% to approximately GBP20.7 million, the long-term outlook for Topps Tiles looks positive. The firm is well positioned to fend off new entrants to the market, and although it faces tough trading conditions ahead, a strong business model means that Topps Tiles can weather the storm.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2008

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