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Clinton Cards: celebrating the end of a turbulent year

Clinton Cards has come through a difficult year, negotiating a declining market and the administration of part of its business. In the 52 weeks to August 2, 2009, total sales were down by 3.4%, but the group has managed to grow pre-tax profit and reduce net debt. In the short term things are now improving, but longer term, the company faces a fresh set of challenges.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Oct 2009
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Coles: must couple online expansion with emphasis on quality

Supermarket chain Coles has extended its online grocery shopping service to a sixth Australian city, Adelaide. Although Australian consumers have not been receptive to online grocery retailing, if Coles can promote the channel's time and money saving capabilities, while emphasizing that quality is not compromised, the venture may prove successful.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2009
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Conveying a message of quality is essential for Very.co.uk to succeed

On May 30, Very.co.uk held its autumn/winter preview for its womenswear and homewares collections. Alongside its well-marketed Fearne Cotton and Holly Willoughby collections, it showed Love Label and its new Definitions brand, both highlighting major trends of the season and its keen pricing strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
30 May 2013
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Copyright crackdown will give online retailers a chance to capture tech-savvy customers

After years of legal wrangling, the UK High Court has ruled that The Pirate Bay infringes copyright, and has ordered a group of major Internet service providers to prevent their users from accessing the site. However, many games, music, and video retailers will be wondering what, if any, effect this will have on them.

Published By Datamonitor
21 May 2012
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Debenhams: proving the power of its brands

Although UK retailing remains challenging, Debenhams has reported strong full-year results. Furthermore, the retailer is developing a brand strategy that, despite depending on space expansion, gives it plenty of future growth opportunities, with considerable potential both online and internationally.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2009
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Department stores need to bolster their online services to exploit growing Internet sales

Verdict has revealed that more than GBP2.5bn of the UK's department store sales will come from online by 2017. As department store websites become more commonplace, delivery innovations such as annual subscriptions, click & collect, and m-commerce will become must-haves.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Feb 2013
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Department stores well-placed due to Christmas triumph

Strong Christmas results from the UK's leading department stores indicate a resurgence in the channel. While the department store model lends itself well to the gift-giving period due to its wide product range, other elements of the business - namely online - have come to the fore, which will provide growth opportunities in the coming years as long as sufficient investment is made.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jan 2013
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Deutsche Post DHL shifts its focus to the business-to-consumer distribution market

Deutsche Post DHL, having recently retreated from the domestic express market in the UK and France, is still very much focused on the business-to-customer channel. As more companies turn their attention towards this promising sector, this shift in the express market is creating a competitive playing field. Helping customers enhance their online presence will be key to consolidating market share.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Feb 2011
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Digital downloading: unlocked download tracks the key to success

EMI's announcement that it is to remove Digital Rights Management software from premium digital downloads on iTunes should come as welcome news to retailers. DRM has done little to tackle the issue of piracy and, if anything, is acting as a bar on market growth.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Apr 2007
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Digital downloads: Amazon, Google to challenge the big Apple?

Both Amazon and Google are reported to be considering launching music download services. The arrival of these influential players will be a significant step for the sector, whose growth has so far been stunted by the non-compatibility of existing legal download sites. They would also provide a viable alternative to Apple's dominant digital offer.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Feb 2006

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