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Water Disclosure Project launch: managing the energy-water nexus is vital

Backed by 137 institutional investors representing $16 trillion in assets, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has launched a new program designed to assess the risks and opportunities associated with the water consumption of the world's 500 largest companies. As 90% of global freshwater is used for food and energy production, utilities need to proactively manage water as a core asset.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Waitrose: welcome new venture

Following the success of Moto's partnership with Marks & Spencer and its own recent ventures into smaller store formats, Waitrose opened the first of two stores at Welcome Break service areas on May 1, 2009. In light of the current trend for top-up shopping and heightened demand for quality convenience products, Waitrose's timely entry into the motorway service market is expected to be a success.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2009
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Waitrose: looking to get a small bite to Eat

Having already unveiled plans to sell food-to-go through Shell petrol stations and Alliance Boots, Waitrose is looking to consolidate its position in the convenience market with two new initiatives. The retailer is set to trial a new smaller format comprising its first stores of less than 3,000 square feet, and is also in early discussions to acquire the Eat chain of premium food-to-go outlets.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Mar 2010
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Waitrose: expanding its convenience offer

Waitrose has announced plans to open up to 300 new convenience stores and strengthen its ties with the health and beauty retailer Boots. The two retailers will trial selling each other's ranges, with Waitrose supplying food to Boots and Boots providing Waitrose with a health and wellbeing range. With the convenience market consolidating, the time is right for Waitrose to expand.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Sep 2009
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Volatility the only certainty in EU carbon market

Carbon prices crashed in late April after it emerged that five EU states had emitted less carbon in 2005 than they had been allocated under the EU emissions trading scheme. Still in its infancy, the only certainty for Europe's fledgling carbon market is that short-term price volatility will continue, as Datamonitor's Paul Stewart explains...

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2006
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Volatility in global commodities markets drives spend in risk management IT

Analysts expect that increased volatility in commodities markets globally will drive spend in risk management IT. However, commodities present their own unique characteristics that must be observed, making it fundamental for IT vendors looking to capitalize on the opportunity to have a full understanding and appreciation of the underlying physical market and of their potential client's business.

Published By Datamonitor
01 May 2008
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Vodafone's smart metering deal with British Gas could convince machine-to-machine skeptics

Vodafone has signed a contract with British Gas to roll out smart meters to over one million UK households over the next two years, illustrating the gathering momentum behind machine-to-machine communications and, specifically, smart metering. Although the deal positions Vodafone as a key player in the market, the mobile operator's role in the project will mostly be about connectivity.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Vivendi: roll up for the firesale

With E18 billion in debt, Vivendi will have to divest some of its assets. The water business would be a good source of funds - but the French government will insist on a French buyer, and there are few likely candidates. Vivendi may instead be forced to sell its US-based media businesses, returning the company to how it looked six years ago.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2002
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CommentWire

Vivendi: life gets messier

Le Monde claims that Vivendi Universal tried to inflate its 2001 net profit by E1.5 billion, through treating the sale of its BSkyB stake improperly. Meanwhile, credit agency Moody's has cut Vivendi's bonds to junk status, and CEO Jean-Marie Messier has resigned. Although French national pride will make a breakup hard, Vivendi cannot survive in its current form.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jul 2002
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CommentWire

Vivendi: growth driven by utilities, not media

Published By Datamonitor
23 Jul 2001

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