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Carrefour: abandoning Russia

Europe's largest retailer has reported a lackluster set of third quarter results, but the real shocker was its announcement that it will be leaving Russia, just a few months after opening its first stores there. The unexpected withdrawal comes as a surprise and is a setback for international retail development in the country.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Oct 2009
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Carrefour: international spread pushes French grocer forward

Following a difficult H1 2008, Carrefour, the world's second largest retailer, appears to have found its footing, with its global multi-format single brand strategy beginning to bear fruit. Despite an improved performance at home, countries as far afield as China and Brazil are the group's real growth drivers, and international prospects are high as Carrefour prepares to tackle Russia.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Oct 2008
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Tesco looks to the East for growth but must not neglect the UK

Competitive pressures are mounting in Tesco's domestic market and with growth in the UK set to become far more subdued, aggressively pursuing growth in its Asian operations is a sensible strategy for the grocer. However, Tesco must ensure that the emerging avenues of growth in the UK are exploited to the same extent as those provided by the exciting opportunities in its key growth region.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Nov 2010
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Tesco: dismisses the Fresh & Easy doubters

Tesco has shrugged off concerns that performance at its fledgling Fresh & Easy chain in the US is falling short of expectations. Reporting results for 2007/08, the world's fourth largest retailer expressed confidence in its international growth prospects and offered assurances that it can continue to grow in the UK.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Apr 2008
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Wal-Mart: accelerating the race for Chinese leadership

Wal-Mart's latest deal sees the US retailer taking a 35% interest in Trust Mart, the Chinese discount operator with 101 stores in 34 cities. Longer term, Wal-Mart could take managerial control of the business, in a move that would propel the retailer past rival Carrefour as China's biggest foreign operator of hypermarkets.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Feb 2007

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