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Supermarket business fuel cards spell trouble for fuel retailers

The rise in fuel card sales across Europe has encouraged supermarket chains to enter this lucrative and ever-expanding market. Supermarkets have realized that they can dominate, and fuel retailers will be rapidly attempting to claw back whatever consumer base they have left.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2012
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Auchan: targeting demand for convenience with new urban hypermarket concept

Auchan has launched a new city center large store format in France that looks set to fulfill consumers' growing demands for convenience. The format, which complements Auchan's existing French portfolio of hypermarkets and out of town click and collect warehouses, looks capable of competing with competitors' initiatives to target urban consumers due to its superior range and its focus on freshness.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2011
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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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Chronodrive: launching a new urban click and collect format for pedestrians

Online suburban warehouse grocer Chronodrive has announced plans to launch a new urban collection point in Lille. This will be the first time Chronodrive has targeted pedestrians and cyclists hoping to purchase a smaller number of items online. The new urban format holds potential to further develop click and collect services in France, by widening their appeal beyond just motorists.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Dec 2010
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Kingfisher: franchising scheme to lead to swift expansion

The UK-based Kingfisher is set to introduce a franchise model as part of its long-term growth plans, which are to be announced in the first quarter of 2011. This initiative will enable Kingfisher to expand quickly, reduce the impact of difficult trading conditions in the UK and increase its hold over the European market.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Oct 2010
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Carrefour faces tough competition in Brazil

Europe's largest grocer, Carrefour, has reported mixed financial results in H1 2010 across its different geographies. Total sales were E43.73 billion, a rise of 6% year-on-year, while net income rose from -E48m in H1 2009 to E67m. However, regional performance, particularly in Latin America, was less impressive, leading the company to take action.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Sep 2010
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Carrefour: revitalizing its French hypermarkets through new format

In the wake of poor Q2 results, Europe's leading retailer, Carrefour, has taken a giant step toward reviving its French hypermarket format by opening two test stores under its new Planet Carrefour banner. Depending on the success of the trial, the retailer may be able to breathe new life into its hypermarket estate, by introducing the concept into its struggling stores.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2010
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Contactless payment technology: at service stations in France and Germany

Fuel retailer Orlen has begun rolling out contactless payment terminals at its service stations in Germany, while in France, Carrefour has announced that it will be deploying readers throughout its entire network. Contactless payments offer benefits such as reduced transaction times and higher convenience, which should give these players a significant competitive edge in the long term.

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2010
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Auchan: poor hypermarket performance pulls down revenues

Following a challenging year in 2009, French grocer Auchan has reported a marginal rise in sales, driven by its stores abroad. Weak domestic sales and a flagging hypermarket format have prompted the retailer to develop new store formats to meet consumer demand for low prices. Repositioning the hypermarket will prove to be a cost-effective strategy that will boost sales of the format going forward.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Apr 2010
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French service station network to consolidate in near term

With players such as TOTAL and Shell planning to close sites in rural areas, the French service station network could see a 7% contraction over the next two years. The closures, incited by environmental protection regulations, may require fuel retailers to focus more on non-fuel offerings in order to balance out the increased cost of refueling.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2010

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