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Topps Tiles: retreat to reinforce?

Topps Tiles has announced that for the 26 weeks to March 28, 2009, total sales declined by 13.0%, with like-for-like sales falling by 18.5%. These results reflect a significant deterioration in trading conditions in both the retailer's British and Dutch operations, with particular question marks surrounding the long-term financial viability of the latter.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2009
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Kesa Electricals: surviving in a challenging market

Kesa saw like-for-like sales fall by 6.1% in the 12 months to April 30, 2009, while total sales increased by 8.3%. Effective cost control and a strong balance sheet will help the retailer to weather the storm, but Kesa must not neglect its core offer and long-term growth opportunities.

Published By Datamonitor
14 May 2009
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Heineken: sharp decline in profits

Heineken has reported a substantial fall in UK sales for 2008. In particular, some brands acquired from Scottish & Newcastle have not fared well, with the Foster's brand suffering a decline of 10%. The company is looking to cut back sharply on costs, but will need to ensure that it retains a visible market presence, otherwise it risks alienating loyal consumers.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Feb 2009
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RWE: Essent acquisition will boost European presence

Following the unbundling of the Dutch utilities market in July 2008, RWE is poised to purchase Essent, achieving a long held ambition to acquire assets in Holland. Although the E9.3 billion price tag is higher than many expected, RWE will acquire approximately 6,200MW of generation in Holland, with lower levels of emissions than its existing capacity in Germany.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Jan 2009
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CCS: technology's prospects boosted by Dutch government

The Dutch government has granted Shell and a consortium led by GDF-Suez E30m to develop proposed carbon capture and storage schemes that are expected to capture a combined two million tones of CO2 over the next 10 years. While one of the schemes will use depleted gas fields, the pioneering use of depleted coal mines in the other may encourage further investment in the technology in future.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2009
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Pharmacy liberalization on hold: a sign of things to come?

While the EU's decision to halt the process of pharmacy liberalization is clearly based on the merit of one specific case (namely Doc Morris, the leading European online pharmacy), it could herald a sea change in terms of EU decision making. The move away from excessive deregulation towards a slower and more considered approach will bring both costs and benefits for EU consumers and patients.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Dec 2008
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Liquid Smoking: circumnavigating the cigarette ban

Following the introduction of the smoking ban in 2007, United Drinks and Beauty Corporation is to become the latest company to launch a product on the UK market which aims to help smokers legally replicate the sensation of smoking. However, the Liquid Smoking beverage will struggle to dismiss skepticism and curry favor with both smokers and non-smokers.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Oct 2008
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FedEx: plans to acquire TNT would shake up the industry

FedEx is reported to be interested in acquiring TNT, which seems to suggest that it does not want to rely on organic growth to strengthen its position in the global express market. Although combining two of the world's leading players this would put strong pressure on the other two integrators, UPS and DHL and overall, the competitiveness of the industry looks set to remain intact.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2008
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Latest EU renewables directive set to benefit RWE and the Netherlands

The latest EU renewables directive proposal sets legally binding 2020 renewables final energy targets and facilitates the pan-European trade of renewable certificates. Such legislation lays the groundwork for renewable energy sources to become major pillars of future EU energy supply and puts renewables at the heart of utility corporate strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Apr 2008
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Carpetright: reluctant to leave familiar ground

Floor coverings specialist Carpetright has acquired UK retailer Carpetworld for GBP7.2 million, adding a further 13 stores to its portfolio. Additionally, in a slightly more exploratory move, the firm has completed the purchase of 11 stores in southern Holland from Dutch retailer Ben de Graaff Tapjit for E8.0 million.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2008

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