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ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Forecourts: non-fuel revenues will dominate profits

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2001
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Fuel retailing: volume growth lowest in Germany

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Cross-selling: 33% of Europeans open to using fuel retailers for car servicing

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Shell: partial "au revoir" to French service stations

Intense competition from hypermarkets, which are prepared to sacrifice margins on petrol for business in their stores, has been a key factor in Shell's departure from the French market. Hypermarkets seem favorites to take a lion's share of its sites, given that finding a buyer amongst the oil majors may be a tough task.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Apr 2003
Expert View
Expert View

Kingfisher: feeling the full force of UK retailing slowdown

Leading home improvement retailer Kingfisher has displayed evidence of the full force of the slowdown in big-ticket spending in the UK as B&Q's profits more than halved during the third quarter. Chief executive Gerry Murphy said he did not expect the home market to improve until late 2006, however this cautious forecast comes from a man who is not afraid of making big decisions...

Published By Datamonitor
02 Dec 2005
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Focus: potential European bidders named

Leroy Merlin and Praktiker are understood to be possible buyers of debt laden DIY retailer Focus. Leroy Merlin, France's leading DIY specialist, and Praktiker, the number two player in Germany, have been named as possible buyers following the decision by Focus' owners to put the business up for sale. However, with other expansion opportunities available to them, a bid for Focus seems unlikely.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Feb 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Kingfisher: weak UK performance takes shine off strong international results

Kingfisher, Europe's leading home improvement retailer, pinned the blame for a disappointing set of UK figures on the recent unseasonal weather. While results from other markets are generally encouraging, Kingfisher desperately needs to convince skeptical investors that its recovery strategy at B&Q can deliver results.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

Kingfisher: B&Q upsets a good performance

On the surface, Kingfisher's results look promising, with a 6.4% rise in total sales, helped by a 1.9% like-for-like improvement, but beneath this, the Group has a number of underperforming divisions it needs to address. Crucially, this includes B&Q in the UK, and with an uncertain economic outlook in the UK, B&Q has its work cut out.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2007
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Kingfisher shows strong performance in France

Kingfisher's like-for-like growth of 2.6% over the 12 months to February 2, 2008 lifted global turnover to GBP9.4 billion. However, the figure hides a mixed picture of underlying profitability. Retail profit was down by 2.7%, impacted by tough market conditions in the UK and China, but, with more than half of its sales coming from abroad, the retailer has become a strong international player.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Mar 2008
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Kingfisher's new appointments complete board makeover

Kingfisher, Europe's leading home improvement group, has announced new appointments that will complete its newly convened retail board. While its senior management will be relieved that these seats have been filled with talented individuals, investors should not expect a quick return to form at the ailing retailer, especially with the prospects for the home improvement market deteriorating.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Jul 2008

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