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BP: targeting 1000 service stations in China

BP is catching up with rival, Shell, in penetrating the Chinese fuel retailing market. With fast growth forecast, the oil majors are all trying to get in on the action. BP hopes to have 1000 sites, putting it ahead of the other international players. Currently BP owns 30 stations and manages a further 100; gaining more than 500 over the next three years seems a real challenge.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Aug 2002
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Kingfisher faces more pain before gains

Kingfisher, the European DIY market leader, has reported weak Q1 results. However, this seems to be an industry trend, as Kingfisher's new figures, which follow results from its US rivals, Home Depot and Lowe's, paint a bleak picture of home improvement retailing. With the possibility that retailing conditions may worsen, Kingfisher will have to work hard in order to return to financial health.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jun 2008
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Kingfisher: results better than expected; outlook bleak

DIY retail group Kingfisher has posted better than expected results for 2008/09, with total retail sales up 11.1% to GBP5,130m, masking a like-for-like decline of 2.6%. However, the gloomy prospects for the DIY market could mean hard times ahead for Kingfisher. In the current climate, managing costs and cashflows has become all important, as the global outlook continues to darken by the day.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2008
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Kingfisher: weak UK performance takes shine off strong international results

Kingfisher, Europe's leading home improvement retailer, pinned the blame for a disappointing set of UK figures on the recent unseasonal weather. While results from other markets are generally encouraging, Kingfisher desperately needs to convince skeptical investors that its recovery strategy at B&Q can deliver results.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Jul 2007

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