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2009 will see the worst high street growth on record

Pressure on the high street will not ease after Christmas and is set to intensify in 2009. Excluding sales at grocery multiples and over the internet, high street retail spending will shrink by over 4%, the largest drop in over 40 years. Negative growth at a time of increasing costs could potentially wipe GBP3.6 billion off the collective profits of leading retailers in 2009.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Dec 2008
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A tough Christmas beckons for retailers, but the worst may already be over

There is no doubt that 2005 has been a dreadful year on the high street and as the festive season approaches, most retailers are extremely cautious about their prospects. However, while the economic news has been highly discouraging for those retailers awaiting an upturn in their fortunes, according to retail specialists Verdict there may soon be light at the end of the tunnel ...

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2005
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Adili: investment program drives sales but causes loss

In its results for the year to April 30, 2008, which was also its first financial year as a public listed company, ethical e-retailer Adili achieved impressive sales growth of 436%, giving it total sales of GBP354,000. However, the retailer also made a loss of GBP1.59m, which means that it will need to prioritize profitability without reducing key investments.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Oct 2008
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Amazon: biting off more than it can chew?

Amazon has announced its entry into the UK food & grocery market, extending its comprehensive non-food proposition to include over 22,000 food & grocery lines. While the pureplay has made it clear that its offer is at the earliest of evolutionary stages, Verdict believes that it is highly unlikely to have a significant impact on the UK food & grocery market in its current incarnation.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2010
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Argos: expanding into small store format

Argos' announcement that it is to open its first smaller convenience store in Cricklewood later this month, with plans for up to 35 outlets, further demonstrates the flexibility which has underpinned the retailer's successful multi-channel, multi-format strategy. But, with competition from the likes of Tesco and Asda heating up, Argos faces a more challenging future.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Oct 2006
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Asda: continuing to perform well

Asda has had a good 2007 to date, at least matching rivals Tesco and Sainsbury in terms of sales growth. Total growth in the 'mid single digits' has been driven by like-for-like growth, as well as new space. While we view its performance positively, Asda must increase its efforts further in order to continue to prosper.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2007
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ASOS takes advantage of online growth

ASOS has had an exceptionally good year, despite the difficult economic climate, reporting a 100% rise in operating profit. Although the market will become more challenging as the online space becomes more competitive, opportunities for growth in both its domestic UK market and internationally are still plentiful.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2009
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ASOS.com: what next?

ASOS.com has invested heavily to ensure that the business can continue to benefit from rapid escalation in online shopping. ASOS.com has invested heavily to ensure that the business can continue to benefit from rapid escalation in online shopping. The company is well placed to enjoy a Christmas boom and will then focus on further growing its product scope, then its audience.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2006
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ASOS: another show of strength

ASOS has announced an impressive set of results for the six months to September 30, 2008, with an uplift of 107% in sales to GBP65.7m, and operating profit up by 69% to GBP3.8m. ASOS has kept this performance going since its financial year end, with sales for the seven weeks to November 16 up by 104%. With strong momentum in the UK and abroad, the future remains bright for ASOS.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Nov 2008
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ASOS: celeb craze boosts online profits

With 960,000 registered users, fresh-faced fashion player ASOS has glitzed its way into the top ranks of online clothing retailers, behind only Next for online visitors in the UK. However, it will soon have to face increased online competition from high street retailers.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2006

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