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RWE: march across Europe continues

Published By Datamonitor
31 Oct 2000
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SEB/Swedbank: all together now

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2001
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CommentWire

Scottish & Newcastle: brewing up a storm in the East

The major attraction is Hartwall's 50% share of Russia's leading brewer BBH. S&N has been relatively weak in high-growth emerging markets, but its recent acquisitions including Hartwall are changing the situation. As a result, the rumored three-way merger between S&N, SAB and Miller is looking increasingly unlikely.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Feb 2002
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Lukoil/Yukos: carving up the post-Soviet markets

Russia's second-largest oil company Yukos looks set to step up its investment in the oil processing and transportation infrastructure of the Baltic states, while archrival Lukoil is concentrating on the new St Petersburg oil terminal and the post-Soviet markets further south. The two strategies allow the companies to avoid head-on competition with each other.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Jul 2002
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The gloves are off in central European fuel retail

Rapid network expansion and upstream muscle are the unstoppable forces pushing Lukoil to the fore of fuel retailing in central and eastern Europe (CEE). The firm is the key mover in the region, expanding its site presence by a remarkable 180% over the past three years. But selling petrol is not simply a numbers game: Lukoil is also successfully incorporating a strong shop proposition.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Apr 2006
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PKN Orlen: braving the Baltics

PKN Orlen has begun outlining its retail intentions for the Baltic region as it moves closer to the official acquisition of Lithuanian refinery Mazeikiu Nafta. While this deal gives PKN access to much-needed upstream assets, its lack of retail presence means it will have a lot of work do to if it intends to grow organically in markets where the likes of Lukoil and Statoil are firmly established.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Oct 2006
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Lukoil: moving forward in non-fuel sales

Russian fuel retailer Lukoil has announced an eight-year plan to increase its focus on shop sales at its service stations, while its Baltic subsidiary has launched a new loyalty program. Both events serve to demonstrate Lukoil's new customer-centric aspirations, and suggest that we may see these aspirations being fulfilled in a rather innovative way.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Nov 2006
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Maxima: Baltic Tigers' leading grocer still roaring

Despite the downturn facing the once booming Baltic Tiger States, sales at Maxima were up 31.4% to LTL4.79 billion (E1.38 billion) for the first six months of 2008. The outlook remains positive for Maxima, as sales are being boosted by price conscious consumers' attraction to its stores. Meanwhile, expansion in Bulgaria could provide a significant growth opportunity for Maxima outside the Baltics.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Jul 2008
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New household goods review: lunchtimes get green makeover

Saving money and being kinder to the environment are two key concerns for consumers today. This month's look at new household goods launches finds a number of products that are designed to be economical, such as a 2-in-1 paper towel and napkin product, and a six-ply toilet roll. Meanwhile, the Fresh Snack Pack aims to appeal to green packed lunch makers with its reusable bag design.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Mar 2009
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Nordea: predicts export-driven growth in Baltics

Nordea's has forecast an export-driven economic recovery for the three Baltic states. This prediction will be received optimistically by all the Scandinavian banks who remain heavily exposed to the region, which was one of the worst-hit areas of the recession in Europe. Given their significant loan books in the Baltics, the prospect of a recovery is particularly good news for SEB and Swedbank.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2010

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