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Is there a market for 'no-frills' fuel retailing?

Service stations are getting more like 'one-stop-shops' every day. With products from hot food to Internet access, you could be forgiven for forgetting the fuel was there. The major reason is that retailers make low margins on fuel. But in that case, why are Petroplus' fuel-only unmanned sites doing so well in the Netherlands? Datamonitor's Mike Phillips looks at the curious case of Tango...

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2002
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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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Kesa: sales improvements driven by Darty

Electricals retailer Kesa has seen solid revenue growth in H1, with an uplift in both retail profits and margins. While Darty remains the strongest performer of the group, its Comet brand continues to flounder. Consequently, Kesa has accelerated the rollout of the Darty concept across its European stores, and is investing the bulk of its capital expenditure in further boosting the brand.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Dec 2010
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KLM: no frills in executive class

KLM's [KLM.AS] top executives have not accepted the bonuses offered by Air France to avoid conflicts with unions and government. The Dutch airline is going through a tough restructuring plan while completing its merger with Air France [AF.PA]. The management's decision shows a good deal of self-awareness in a difficult transitional period for the airline.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Apr 2004
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KLM: the right to claim aid

Published By Datamonitor
16 Oct 2001
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KPN Mobile: the second coming isn't pre-paid

While i-mode is being hailed as the 'second coming' for European mobile data services, various obstacles may deter its uptake. In particular, KPN is not rolling out a pay-as-you-go service - instead, it requires a subscription. This is likely to deter young users, whose viral marketing has been one of the factors driving the service's Japanese success.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Apr 2002
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KPN/Belgacom: low spirits in the Low Countries

Published By Datamonitor
31 Aug 2001
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KPN: in need of some Dutch courage

Published By Datamonitor
26 Mar 2001
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KPN: sharing good, merging better

Published By Datamonitor
14 Sep 2001
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Kwik-Fit: auto aspirations

CVC Capital Partners, the parent company of Kwik-Fit, has announced that it has abandoned plans for an initial public offering and is instead looking to sell the company. As a leading player in one of the growth segments of the aftermarket, there should be no shortage of interested parties.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Apr 2005

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