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JCPenney hoping to take spend with private labels

At an analysts' update, JCPenney's management confirmed that, in response to the uncertain economic climate, the retailer was reducing capital expenditure to focus on driving sales and margin with private labels. With shoppers increasingly selective in their spending, JCPenney wants to ensure that it takes preference over competitors when they do spend on the high street.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2008
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Spanish retail's long-term prospects outweigh current slump

The phase of Spain being one of the EU's fastest growing retail markets has come to an end. Consumer confidence is falling sharply, and borrowing, which fuelled the consumer boom, has become much harder to secure in the current credit crunch. However, there are a number of long-term prospects in the market's underdeveloped and fledgling sectors which offer prime growth opportunities.

Published By Datamonitor
16 May 2008
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Debenhams: focusing on international expansion

According to media reports, Debenhams is to focus on its international expansion strategy as part of its aim to more than double overseas sales by 2012. However, even if the retailer achieves this target, the contribution that international sales make to Debenhams's total revenue will remain marginal.

Published By Datamonitor
27 May 2008
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Benetton: Latin American conquest begins with Sears Mexico alliance

Italy's Benetton has formed a strategic alliance with department store chain Sears Roebuck de Mexico as part of its aim to expand the company's presence through new stores and concessions. The deal with Sears Mexico will increase the distribution of the United Colours of Benetton brand in the country, and forms the first step towards expansion in Latin America.

Published By Datamonitor
28 May 2008
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Sainsbury's: moving beyond the recovery stage will prove challenging

Sainsbury's Q1 trading results, though below expectations, were rightly defended by its CEO Justin King, having seen the company deliver positive sales growth for the 14th consecutive month. However, with the highly successful 'making Sainsbury's great again' campaign now complete, taking Sainsbury's to the next phase, that of sustained growth, will be challenging in the current climate.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Jun 2008
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Debenhams: still dressing the nation

Debenhams has moved to reassure investors of its financial health by rushing through an interim management statement ahead of its planned release. Rumors of a sales slump and concerns over profitability hit Debenhams's shares on June 20, but today's positive announcement has reversed much of the damage, and demonstrates its robustness in continuing to build the brand for the longer term future.

Published By Datamonitor
24 Jun 2008
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Baltika: Baltic clothing retailer targets Western Europe

Baltika, one of the leading clothing retailers in the Baltic States, has signed an agreement with the German department store chain Peek&Cloppenburg which will see the German retailer sell its Mosaic clothing line. The deal is the first step towards Baltika's Western European expansion, and could pave the way for its own store development in the region.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Aug 2008
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House of Fraser: defies economic slump

House of Fraser is performing well against the backdrop of a difficult retail environment due to the effective strategic decisions made by its new management. The department store reported a strong Christmas and has now revealed encouraging half year results. However, its latest sales were significantly boosted by new stores in Belfast and High Wycombe.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Aug 2008
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Superquinn: owners want out

Supermarket group Superquinn has swung back into profit, after its acquisition by Irish consortium Select Retail Holdings in 2005. The company's improved situation has prompted the consortium of investors to enlist Goldman Sachs ahead of a potential sale. Although Superquinn represents a prime acquisition opportunity for the major chains, the economic climate may yet delay the sale.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Aug 2008
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El Corte Ingles faces challenging year despite strong portfolio

El Corte Ingles, the giant Spanish conglomerate, has unveiled a 4.7% rise in turnover for the year ending February 2008 and continues to expand apace regardless of Spain's macroeconomic plight and consumer downturn. However, despite boasting strong credentials, Spain's largest retailer may yet suffer the full impact of what could be a prolonged slump.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Sep 2008

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