Latest Intelligence on Retailing in Belgium

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CommentWire
CommentWire

Texaco/UPS: drop zones enable eCommerce

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

New Look: furthering its French foray

New Look chief executive Phil Wrigley says there will now be a second phase of trials of New Look stores outside the UK. New Look already operates the 228-strong Mim chain in France, and the retailer is examining how the two chains could work alongside each other. This cautious expansion plan should generate further growth prospects in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Apr 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Lukoil: downstream focus gathers pace

Leading Russian oil producer Lukoil has entered into talks with ConocoPhillips to acquire some 380 filling stations under the Jet brand. This move illustrates the fact that, while the US giant begins a huge divesture program to fund upstream investments, Lukoil is heading downstream with a vengeance.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Dec 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

Lukoil: brand new to western forecourts

Lukoil is keen to continue its charge across the European forecourt retailing sector as displayed by its interest in the soon-to-be-auctioned portfolio of ChevronTexaco forecourt retailing sites in the Benelux countries. With upstream infrastructure already in place, the capture of such a valuable retail network will ensure Lukoil achieves its goal of establishing its brand as a major player.

Published By Datamonitor
11 May 2006
Expert View
Expert View

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
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Fuel retailing: European network sizes will decline

Published By Datamonitor
23 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

EU autos: and the price war is on...

The company is just the first of many supermarkets interested in selling new cars in their stores, as the EU prepares to liberalize car retailing laws. However, some reports suggest that manufacturers will still be allowed to restrict supermarkets' car supply. Either way, the changes have caused turmoil among manufacturers across Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jan 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

Delhaize: uncertain US outlook

With year-to-date sales of E14.3 billion, Belgian food retailer Delhaize has been boosted by a strong performance in the US. In addition, its emerging markets are showing double digit growth figures and only Belgium is proving tough due to heavy competition. Having said this, the future outlook for the company is worrying, as Delhaize could suffer as a result of economic jitters in the US.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Nov 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

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
CommentWire
CommentWire

Carpetright: progress on all fronts

For the 52 weeks to 28 April, 2007, Carpetright's sales rose by 5.4%, while profits increased by 5.1%. The retailer continues to grow sales in a declining domestic market, while its fledgling European operations represent a good opportunity for future growth.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jun 2007

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