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Westfield London may take share of wallet from London's West End retailers

Westfield London has been in development for 15 years and offers an impressive retail experience, yet it could not have opened at a worse possible time. Although the strong mix of retailers and services offered will help it to attract custom, with consumers taking a measured approach to their shopping, any money going through the tills will come at the expense of spending elsewhere.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Nov 2008
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UK workforce: rise in employment of over 50s in the retail sector

The Employers Forum on Age, which represents 245 companies across the UK, says a growing number of older people are coming out of retirement and entering the workforce. A new law being introduced in October bans discrimination on age. This not only has the potential to extend our working live and changes the future of retirement, it also challenges employers on how to manage their workforce.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jun 2006
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UK retail: car-free Oxford Street not just for Christmas?

Christmas shoppers heading for London's West End will enjoy a little respite from petrol fumes and overcrowded pavements on December 17, when Oxford Street closes to traffic. Indeed, a growing number of retailers believe that permanently freeing the street of traffic is the only way to make sure shoppers regard it as an attractive alternative to more pedestrian-friendly out-of-town destinations.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Dec 2005
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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