(Recasts with regulatory inquiry, comments from executives and fund managers, details of proposal) By Marcelo Rochabrun and Paula Laier SAO PAULO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes SA on Monday announced a plan to buy out minority shareholders in its loyalty program Smiles Fidelidade SA for an undisclosed price, battering the unit’s shares and prompting regulatory scrutiny. Gol said the plan was aimed at cutting costs, improving corporate governance, and removing the pressure of unrealistic analyst forecasts from the loyalty program, in which Brazil’s biggest domestic carrier still holds a 53 percent stake. But the lack of a buyout price in the announcement, and concerns that Gol could force the deal through over resistance from minority investors, sent Smiles shares diving 39 percent. That wiped out nearly 2.5 billion reais ($669 million) of market capitalization in the session. “While this might sound like bad news, the … [Read more...] about UPDATE 4-Gol buyout plan wipes 39 pct off Smiles market cap,…
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One of the most hotly anticipated market reports of the year, the product segmentation report gives a low down of the very best in car audio. The car audio business is growing every year. With new trends and markets opening internationally, alongside the development of new vehicles and sound systems independently of car audio, a range of influences become important and transform the marketplace year after year. This is why there are so many investors in the car audio business, one that grows each year and always offers up new surprises. There are many people, therefore, who would be interested in getting ahead of the game and ensuring that they are investing in the right market or company. So, what does this unique and influential report propose to tell us about the global marketplace? And where can you can you find yourself a copy? What is the report? The report is a mixture of market research, analysis and overviews which give a definitive overview of what the car audio market rends … [Read more...] about What Is The Competitive And Strategic Intelligence On Car Audio Global Market With Product Segmentation Report And Where Can I Find It?
It’s seems like every generation in the United States has caught sport utility vehicle fever. SUVs sell like hotcakes and it makes sense. SUVs are that super-practical, do-anything machine for the 21st century. It’s not uncommon to hear about baby boomers getting a small SUV in the interest of downsizing, or GenXers opting for something larger and more luxurious as they move through their prime earning years. Millennials are no exception either as they pass into their formative earning and family-raising years. And while large, luxurious SUVs have their appeal, their smaller counterparts – often referred to as compact utility vehicles – are catching on with younger buyers. “We see the emerging entry CUV segment growing at a very fast rate and the industry has seen customers looking for CUV body styles over sedans,” said Tyler Graves, Planner – Chief Marketing Manager, Nissan North America. “CUVs offer the fuel efficiency of small … [Read more...] about The Battle For Generation Z In The Small SUV Market
Diesel has been under the cosh for the past year and this has impacted heavily on new car registrations. In March, the plate-change month, sales of diesel cars fell by -37%, which is an extraordinary drop. But the used car market is much bigger and more resistant to change at the wholesale level. To get some idea of where the market is going with regard to diesel we asked the key guide Glass’s, together with cap hpi and leading auction houses (both online and offline) a series of questions, including: How are diesel values are doing at auction? Which car segments are doing well and what segments are under performing? Are they seeing more demand for petrol cars at auction?So, how are diesel values doing at auction? Year-on-year, how much has demand fallen? Jayson Whittington, Glass’s chief car editor, said that despite all the negative headlines, diesel is doing rather well. “Demand remains as popular as ever for diesel at auction, in fact the overall conversion rate … [Read more...] about How diesel cars are performing in the wholesale market
Grocery chains Giant Food and Safeway dominate food retailing in the Baltimore region, but nontraditional food sellers — convenience stores, drugstores and mass merchants — are grabbing bigger chunks of the market, a supermarket analysis shows.Little changed in Baltimore's grocery landscape in the past year as a crowded field of retailers meant only a handful of new stores opened and no major players entered the market, according to Columbia-based trade journal Food World, which recently released its annual market study."The market is still overstored," said Jeff Metzger, Food World's publisher. "There are a lot of different options in terms of the actual retailers themselves and the style of retailing. … Baltimore is a very competitive, overstored, diverse marketplace, and it's been that way for about a decade now."It has created a lot of diversity, which is wonderful for consumers and not so wonderful for the actual retailers," he said.Giant, the Landover-based unit … [Read more...] about Giant Food ranks first in supermarket sales in Baltimore market