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CommentWire
CommentWire

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

Wal-Mart: China in its hands

Wal-Mart has announced plans to double its number of outlets in China to tap into a liberalizing market. Despite regulatory relaxation, the chain intends to continue investing in partnership with Chinese players rather than via solo ventures. Yet such an approach appears prudent, enabling Wal-Mart to reassess in the future if its stores prove successful.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jul 2005
Expert View
Expert View

Costco's continued expansion in Australia is good for the company and consumers

Costco has opened another two outlets in the country, which should be to the benefit of consumers seeking alternatives to Coles and Woolworths. With competition leading to lower prices, Costco should be able to differentiate itself based on its bulk offerings and focus on high-quality private labels.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Aug 2011
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Expert View

Is the Indian retail dream almost a reality?

The Indian government has approved 51% FDI in multi-brand retailing and 100% FDI in single-brand retailing, presenting a multi-billion dollar opportunity for global retailers such as Wal-Mart and Tesco, which have been operating wholesale businesses with Indian partners in anticipation for several years. The retail sector will be opened in 53 cities, each with a minimum population of 1 million.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Nov 2011
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Record liquefied natural gas production, but downstream activities are being neglected

LNG production and exploration has increased significantly since 2010, with the top five global fuel retailers making it a major part of their future strategies. These companies have focused on upstream production of LNG, but are neglecting the retail distribution infrastructure and the relative lack of vehicle manufacturers that make natural-gas-powered vehicles.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Apr 2013

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