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A tough Christmas beckons for retailers, but the worst may already be over

There is no doubt that 2005 has been a dreadful year on the high street and as the festive season approaches, most retailers are extremely cautious about their prospects. However, while the economic news has been highly discouraging for those retailers awaiting an upturn in their fortunes, according to retail specialists Verdict there may soon be light at the end of the tunnel ...

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2005
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Amazon and eBay: net gains and losses

Amazon and eBay have reported contrasting sets of results, with Amazon enjoying a 14.5% sales uplift in the three months to June 30, 2009 while eBay's marketplace sector reported a 14.0% decline for the same period. With eBay set to continue shifting its offer away from auctions towards fixed price items, it has to strike a balance between its new strategy and keeping its core smaller businesses.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Jul 2009
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Amazon.com: out of the jungle at last

Published By Datamonitor
09 Jan 2001
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CommentWire

Amazon: a better chance with Best Buy

Published By Datamonitor
21 Mar 2001
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CommentWire

Apple: iPhone set to benefit mobile market

The launch of the Apple iPhone will impact the entire UK mobile phone sector. Apple's chosen partners O2 and Carphone Warehouse will obviously benefit most for the time being, but the launch will also stimulate the wider market.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Sep 2007
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CommentWire

Baugur/Woolworths: stake building fuels takeover talk

Baugur's revelation of its 7% stake in Woolworths has fueled speculation of a takeover. Both the value and traded volume of Woolworths shares have been high, amid speculation that the chain had possibly attracted Asda's attention. The size of Baugur's stake in the company is likely to catch the City off guard, and will convince many interested parties that Woolworths is now effectively in play.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Feb 2006
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Best Buy joins forces with Carphone Warehouse

US electricals retailer Best Buy has bought a 50% stake in Carphone Warehouse's retail business. While Verdict Research believes that there is an opportunity for Best Buy to succeed, success is by no means assured in what is an extremely competitive marketplace.

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2008
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Best Buy looks to widen horizons

US-based electrical goods retailer Best Buy is looking to build upon its existing international operations in Canada and China, CEO Brad Anderson has said in an interview. However he added that his stores were unlikely to appear in mature markets such as western Europe: this is sensible given that India or Latin America are likely to offer much brighter growth prospects.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jun 2006
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Best Buy: facing the cost of customer service

The leading US consumer electronics chain Best Buy said third-quarter profit fell well short of Wall Street expectations after a widespread store revamp hit profits. The company will have to slow the pace of change and aim to maintain sales uplifts if it is to prove to the market that the high cost of store conversions was worthwhile.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Dec 2005
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Best Buy: sights set on Europe

US electricals leader Best Buy is stepping up its global ambitions as key electricals retailers are taking an increasingly global approach to business. US retailers have been much slower to globalize than their European counterparts, though this is now changing. However, Best Buy's resources to buy a European retailer will be stretched by a slowing domestic market and an unfavorable exchange rate.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Feb 2007

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