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Aldi: a threat to the Big Four?

The discount retailer has outlined ambitious plans, which include the potential for up to 1,500 stores, in a bid to mount a greater challenge to the dominance of the Big Four. Although its enlarged store estate will help it grab a bigger share of the UK grocery market, stealing customers from the likes of Tesco and Asda will be an arduous task.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2007
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Aldi: rise of the discounters

Aldi's ambitious five-year expansion plan could help it to achieve its long-term goal of 1,500 UK stores, as with a current store portfolio of just under 400 stores, its progress in the UK has been relatively unspectacular. Although major changes to the proposition have boosted sales and shopper numbers, it remains to be seen whether Aldi can become a significant player in the UK grocery market.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jun 2008
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Aldi: strong UK prospects dampened by rivals

A 10% rise in sales and an operating profit increase of 110% in the UK and Eire show the merits of Aldi's strategy to re-align itself with a more quality-led proposition. However, Aldi remains a small player in a market dominated by incumbent players.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Oct 2006
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Aldi: upmarket move in the right direction

Aldi's plans to reposition itself through the introduction of more premium lines and by communicating value for money rather than simply low prices is a step in the right direction. The retailer's recent sales uplifts are evidence of its success, and the strategy fits in with Aldi's future expansion plans.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Mar 2006
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Aligning growth in the home brewing sector with new market opportunities

With the surge in real ale and the greater desire of consumers to know more about the provenance and production of their food and drink, home-brewing is a growing pastime in the UK. Ingredient manufacturers, such as those of gluten-free brewing yeast, can capitalize on this trend by marketing their products directly to these consumers through more mainstream channels.

Published By Datamonitor
09 May 2011
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Alliance Boots: benefits for all

As Alliance Boots begins its new life as the world's third-largest pharmacy and wholesale business, it appears that both parties will benefit from this merger. But despite its 22.5% share of the UK retail pharmacy market and over 2,000 pharmacies, it does not insulate it completely from the threat supermarkets pose.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Aug 2006
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Alliance Boots: community pharmacy upgrade

During its pre-close trading update, Alliance Boots announced its plans for the refurbishment of the Alliance community pharmacy chain as "your local Boots pharmacy" following trials. These stores will have to show significant uplifts to prove the benefit of the merger to the City.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2007
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Alliance Boots: focusing on own-label brands to boot out competition

Alliance Boots delivered a strong set of results considering the challenging economic climate: revenue at its UK health and beauty division grew by 3.1% to GBP6,343 million and like-for-like sales increased by 1.3%. Alliance Boots has strong own-label brands and will need to ensure it focuses on maintaining and developing these in order to differentiate itself from the competition.

Published By Datamonitor
18 May 2009
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Alliance Boots: good year for combined group

Alliance Boots' strong financial results in its first full financial year as a combined group highlight the wisdom of the merger. Group revenue was up 4.8% to GBP15.3 billion, while trading profit for the 12 months to March 2008 was up 20.3% to GBP771 million. Furthermore, the company is making good gains under difficult conditions and there should be more benefits to come.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Jun 2008
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Alliance Boots: hit and miss

The UK's leading health & beauty retailer, Alliance Boots, has reported UK retail growth of 2.5% for the three months ended December 31, 2006. Underlying growth looks set to remain low over the medium-term, but the company should be able to maintain margin improvements into the new year.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jan 2007

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