Sales and marketing

Late Easter boosts April retail sales

A late Easter meant that total UK retail sales were up 5.7% in April 2014 compared to April 2013, according to the British Retail Consortium.

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Scottish oil and gas looks to international market

Scottish oil and gas firms are predicted to win contracts worth £100 million over the next 3 years after attending the world’s largest oil and gas conference in Houston, USA, according to Scottish Enterprise.

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Record optimism among small manufacturers

Confidence among small manufacturers has reached its highest level since records began in 1988, according to the Confederation of British Industry’s latest SME Trends Survey.

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SMEs look to export

More small and medium-sized businesses than ever intend to export goods and services, according to the Federation of Small Businesses.

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Service sector export sales at record high

Export sales and orders in the UK’s service sector have reached record highs, according to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC).

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NI shopping footfall drop

Shopper numbers in Northern Ireland dropped by 5.1 per cent year-on-year in February 2014, according to the Northern Ireland Retail Consortium.

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Retail sales up 3.7 per cent

Retail sales, by quantity, were 3.7 per cent higher in February 2014 than they were in February 2013, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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Retail sales growth slowed in February

Retail sales fell one per cent last month when compared to February 2013, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) has announced.

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Online sales growth continues

Online retailers have reported their strongest January sales of non-food products since 2009, according to the British Retail Consortium.

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Consumers willing to pay more for engaging brands

Two-thirds of consumers are more likely to buy goods and services from brands that offer interesting content and social media experiences, new research has found.

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