Latest Intelligence on Retailing in Czech Republic

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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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Tesco: targets gap in CEE department store market

Tesco is to launch a new department store concept in the Czech Republic in an effort to boost its non-food turnover in European retail. While the current decline in retail sales across the region will initially dampen prospects for the format, this new venture looks set to strengthen Tesco's position as a dominant clothing retailer in Central and Eastern Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
06 Feb 2009
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Rewe: finally getting some Plus

Rewe has bought Tengelmann's 146 store-strong Plus discount operation in the Czech Republic. Present in the country since 1991, Rewe's future outlook seems bright, as the deal will strengthen its position in the region. That said, owing to turbulences in the financial markets, growth prospects in Eastern Europe have recently dimmed.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Mar 2008
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Rewe: Czech consolidation continues

Rewe has bought 96 Delvita supermarkets from Delhaize for E100 million, turning it into the number one supermarket operator by outlet numbers in the country. This move is the latest in a string of market acquisitions and shows that the consolidation process in the Czech Republic is well afoot, but might also hint at Delhaize's strategy.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Nov 2006
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PKN Orlen/Lukoil: clash of the great eastern European fuel retailing titans

Polish oil giant PKN Orlen is beginning to flex its muscles on the eastern European service station market. Most recently, it has been reported that the company is seeking to purchase the Esso petrol network in the Czech Republic from ExxonMobil. However, PKN Orlen's plans are likely to clash with those of Lukoil, which has also been expanding aggressively in this region.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2007
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OMV: focusing on value-added services to drive market share

Through a partnership with Western Union, fuel retailer OMV is set to offer international money transfer facilities across its network in eight Central and Eastern European countries. This is the second recent venture into the financial services space for OMV, and highlights its high focus on expanding and diversifying its service offering to drive customer satisfaction.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Jul 2010
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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
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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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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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Halfords: positive results and bright outlook

Halfords has started 2007 on a positive note, posting solid uplifts in both sales and profits for the first six months of the trading year. With the retailer continuing to execute its business proposition successfully and to leverage its scale advantages through low prices and range depth, it seems likely that Halfords will continue to build market share going forward.

Published By Datamonitor
23 Nov 2007

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