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7-Eleven: banking 24-7

Published By Datamonitor
11 Jun 2001
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7-Eleven: expanding at a cost

7-Eleven has announced a Q4 net loss of $11.5 million compared to a gain of $17.1 million for Q4 2001. Despite this, the outlook for the company remains strong for 2003. As it continues to improve efficiency and expand, 7-Eleven must take care not to stretch resources too thinly.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Jan 2003
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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
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A&P: vintage grocer loses its frills

Following A&P's Q2 loss of $144.7 million, the company is turning to budget-conscious shoppers to boost flagging sales. Its new Food Basics 'mini-supermarkets' take their concept from the increasingly popular dollar stores. However, Food Basics will only pose competition for the likes of Wal-Mart if A&P can maintain low prices and consistent product availability.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Oct 2002
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Abercrombie & Fitch: plans for a major overseas presence

In the fourth quarter to February 03, 2007, Abercrombie & Fitch's net income increased 20% to $198.2 million, and in the year to February 2007, net sales increased 19% to $3.3 billion. Although these results are very respectable, the US retailer is a mature brand in its domestic market, and has set its sights on 'explosive' growth internationally, beginning with London in March 2007.

Published By Datamonitor
26 Feb 2007
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Abercrombie & Fitch: will it be another Gap story?

US casualwear brand Abercrombie & Fitch opened its first store outside North America on March 22 in London. The company plans to open flagship stores in other European cities, as well as in Japan, as it grows into a global brand. The question is whether it will achieve success with its typically American style or end up with Gap's core problem - being unable to adapt to different markets.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2007
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Ahold touted as rumored Tesco target

Tesco shares fell three pence to 315p yesterday amid market rumours that the company may make a significant acquisition in Europe. Brokers are reported by The Times to have been unconvinced by suggestions that the retailer will join with Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to bid for Ahold, with others suggesting Carrefour as a more credible target.

Published By Datamonitor
02 Feb 2006
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Ahold/Peapod: bricks, clicks and groceries

Published By Datamonitor
01 Mar 2001
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Ahold/Peapod: getting the green into the black

Published By Datamonitor
03 Aug 2001
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Ahold: breaking up is hard to do

Against a backdrop of stagnating sales, troubled retailer Ahold has come under pressure from two hedge funds, Centaurus and Paulson. Holding a 6.4% stake in the company, the two shareholders claim that the current share price of E7.33 could rise to E9, if the group were broken up into its separate units - a prospect that now appears increasingly real.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Aug 2006

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