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  • adj. Pertaining to an action which replaces one thing with another of the same type.
  • adj. comparable to the same period in a previous year, at outlets that existed at that period


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  • Mackail-Smith's inclusion was described as a like-for-like replacement for Miller. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • This marks six consecutive months of so- called like-for-like increases at 24 major chains amid renewed concerns about a U.K. recession, said Peter Martin, chief executive officer at Peach Factory, which tracks the data with KPMG LLP, UBS AG and the London-based Coffer Group. -- Top News

  • Warm autumn weather and nervousness about the state of the economy combined to create a tough environment for shops and stores, the British Retail Consortium said in its monthly survey, conducted with the consultancy KPMG.The BRC said the value of sales in November was 0.7% higher than in the same month in 2010, but there had been an annual drop of 1.6% in so-called like-for-like sales, which strip out the effect of new floorspace added by retailers over the past 12 months.

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  • It has seen consistent double digit like-for-like growth over the last 3 years.

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  • Sales at Comet fell 22% on a like-for-like basis in the first quarter, behind consensus expectations of a 21% decline, hit by the economic environment as well as tough comparable sales which last year were boosted by the World Cup and a one-off multi-media initiative.

    Kesa Considering Comet Options as Sales Slump 22%

  • French retail profits were up 23.9% to £201 million, due to 4.5% like-for-like sales growth and continuing margin initiatives.

    Kingfisher Plans U.K. Expansion

  • Danone's earnings before interest and taxes grew 9.2% on a like-for-like basis—excluding acquisitions and at constant exchange rate—to €2.84 billion from €2.6 billion a year earlier.

    Danone Sales Grow; Cautious on Outlook

  • Volumes in the company's main dairy division, which includes the Activia and Actimel brands, fell on a like-for-like basis but were offset by expansion in its three other divisions—water, baby nutrition and medical nutrition.

    Danone Sales Grow; Cautious on Outlook

  • That corresponds to an operating margin of 14.7%, down from 15.6% a year earlier, hit by lower margins in its UniMilk unit, but up 20 percentage points on a like-for-like basis.

    Danone Sales Grow; Cautious on Outlook

  • In the fourth quarter, sales increased a higher-than-expected 7.8% on a like-for-like basis, outpacing third-quarter growth of 5.9%, as mild weather prompted a strong rise in water sales, as well as higher prices.

    Danone Sales Grow; Cautious on Outlook


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