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Retail fuel: price war looming in Oz

Competition is hotting up between Coles Myer [CML.AX ] and Woolworths [WOW.AX] in the fuel retailing sector. Coles Myer is rebranding 150 service stations in Victoria and is expected to offer an even more attractive discount scheme to its rival. With Woolworths further expanding its fuel retailing operations, and both companies operating discount schemes, the market is heading towards a price war.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

Petroplus: Tango up for grabs

Petroplus' sale of unmanned operator Tango is expected to generate significant interest amongst Benelux fuel retailers. With the unmanned sector expected to grow rapidly in the region, and throughputs at Tango sites twice the national average, the operation is likely to be attractive to a number of oil majors.<BR /><BR /><BR />

Published By Datamonitor
28 Aug 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

7-Eleven: shaping the convenience industry

Dallas-based 7-Eleven [SE] has grown to become a giant in the convenience store business, in terms of both sales and the immense influence it exercises over the product mix in the industry. Its commitment to product innovation has proved profitable but manufacturer support is required to sustain the flow of new products into the future.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Dec 2003
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK forecourt shops: per site sales to reach E771,000 by 2007

Published By Datamonitor
07 Apr 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Somerfield: Kwik exit for convenience

Somerfield's [SOF.L] decision to lose the Kwik Save brand in Scotland will allow the retailer to concentrate on its Mace convenience stores, in line with similar moves by the giants of the grocery retail sector. As supermarkets see their margins tighten, because of intense competition in the sector, this diversification gives them a new growth area.

Published By Datamonitor
06 May 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Londis: still waiting for its knight in shining armor

Given that convenience store retailing is a major growth area, Londis shareholders may be right to hold out for the best offer they can. The Lancelot offer valued Londis at GBP3 million more than a recommended offer by Musgrave, but shareholder groups are determined to maximize their returns by recommending the latter.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jun 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Fuel retail: Ireland gears up for first motorway service stations

Several new motorway service stations are expected to open on the Emerald Isle over the next couple of years, and leading petrol retailers such as Statoil [STL.OL], Esso and Texaco would be foolish not to seize this fresh opportunity to capture a larger share of the Irish market for both fuel and non-fuel products.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Aug 2004
Expert View
Expert View

Soaring stress levels drive British consumers to splash out on premium treats

British consumers spent a total of GBP920 million on premium treats and comfort foods in 2003. With consumer expenditure on premium indulgence set to increase by 27% to GBP1.2 billion in 2008, Datamonitor's Lawrence Gould suggests the treating occasion represents an opportunity to capitalize on consumers' desire for quality over value for money...

Published By Datamonitor
14 Oct 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Somerfield: shoppers move out, suitors move in

UK supermarket and c-store chain Somerfield [SOF.L] saw like for like sales down 0.4% for the 2004/5 financial year, citing fierce competition and toughening UK retail conditions. To complicate matters further, Somerfield is also the subject of intense takeover speculation, something that will make its efforts to fend off rivals such as Tesco more challenging still in the short-term.

Published By Datamonitor
13 May 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

BP/Marks & Spencer: top marks

BP has announced plans to join forces with Marks & Spencer to pilot eight Simply Food stores on the forecourt from Autumn 2005. While at first glance M&S's upscale food proposition may seem an unlikely fit with fuel sales, Simply Food has been a major success in the UK c-store space, and its arrival on the forecourt is a logical move.

Published By Datamonitor
26 May 2005

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