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....7% higher than a year earlier. "February's retail sales figures show fairly strong growth, though the underlying three-month picture shows falling sales as February's figures follow two consecutive months of decline in December and January," said ONS statistician Kate Davies. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....8% higher in February than a year earlier, the sharpest increase since March 2012, with the cost of petrol up by more than 18%. Kate Davies, the ONS’s senior statistician, said: “February’s retail sales figures show fairly strong growth, though the underlying three-month picture shows falling sales as February’s figures follow two consecutive months of decline in December and January. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:37:42 AM
....8% higher in February than a year earlier, the sharpest increase since March 2012, with the cost of petrol up by more than 18%. Kate Davies, the ONS’s senior statistician, said: “February’s retail sales figures show fairly strong growth, though the underlying three-month picture shows falling sales as February’s figures follow two consecutive months of decline in December and January. ...
Higher fuel prices take toll on retail sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:14:20 AM
....7% higher than a year earlier. "February's retail sales figures show fairly strong growth, though the underlying three-month picture shows falling sales as February's figures follow two consecutive months of decline in December and January," said ONS statistician Kate Davies. ...
AirBnB raises $1bn of investment funding image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 09:50:42 PM
....It has grown rapidly since its launch in 2008, and currently operates in 65,000 cities worldwide. The firm, which does not publish its sales figures, makes its money by enabling homeowners to rent out their homes. ...
Switch sales 'close to Nintendo records' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of March 2017 06:39:41 AM
....The Nintendo Switch has become the Japanese firm's fastest selling console in many years - and possible ever - according to several reports. Nintendo will not reveal official sales figures until April. ...
Tesco to replace 1,700 managers with lower-paid staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 03:31:16 PM
....Earlier this month, Waitrose said it would shut six supermarkets and also remove a layer of management, cutting 700 jobs in the process, along with the removal of 180 department manager posts in its 350 stores. The latest sales figures from Tesco showed that in the six weeks to 7 January, which covers the key Christmas period, like-for-like sales rose 0. ...
Amazon Web Services: the secret to the online retailer's future success image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of February 2017 07:00:23 AM
.... Every team at Amazon, Bezos said, should begin working with each other in standard, systematic ways, and only those ways. If the ads team needed sales figures from the analytics, they weren’t allowed to ask for them, or send an email over; instead, the analytics team had to build an interface for pulling the sales figures out, share it with the whole company and teach the ads team how to use it. ...
VW risks new pay row as compliance chief lands €10m payoff image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 31st of January 2017 06:38:36 PM
....Hohmann-Dennhardt is being replaced by Hiltrud Werner, who was previously head of auditing. News of her payout has emerged a day after sales figures for 2016 confirmed that VW is the world’s biggest car manufacturer. ...
Brexit economy: weak pound stokes inflation as jobs market cools image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 11:09:22 AM
....It remains to be seen whether December’s unexpected drop in retail volumes will prove to be a blip or evidence of a squeeze on consumers. Publishing the sales figures, the Office for National Statistics warned against reading too much into one month alone. ...
UK GDP preview: sharp slowdown expected in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 03:54:01 PM
.... The Bank of England expects the weak pound to continue to raise import costs and for some of that to be passed on to consumers, squeezing their spending power. The latest retail sales figures suggested price rises were already affecting shoppers in December as sales volumes suffered their sharpest drop for more than four years. ...
Amazon and Google fight crucial battle over voice recognition image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 07:03:00 AM
....Amazon is in the lead, having launched the Echo in November 2014, two years before Google Home came out. Though Amazon has not – and does not – release sales figures for any individual item, investment bank Morgan Stanley estimates that 11m Echos had been sold by the end of November 2016; other estimates suggest a further 7m have been sold since. ...
If the City vs Brussels is like a game of Jenga, it’s possible both sides could lose image
.... Unemployment is expected to stay low but economists will be watching for a further slowdown in the pace of hiring as nervous firms brace for Brexit talks. Finally, retail sales figures on Friday are expected to show that Britons kept on splashing out in December. ...
Tesco hails 'strong progress' as sales rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 12th of January 2017 08:19:59 AM
....'Super Thursday' Christmas trading updates. The UK's largest supermarket group also reported third-quarter sales figures, which covered the 13 weeks to 26 November. ...
Volkswagen shrugs off scandal with record sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of January 2017 04:01:09 PM
....8% in 2016, making it likely that the firm will overtake Toyota as the world's biggest carmaker by volume. The sales figures include the Audi, Porsche and Skoda brands. ...
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars boss pledges future in UK despite Brexit qualms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 9th of January 2017 10:29:38 AM
....In a letter leaked to the Guardian last year, Müller-Ötvös told British staff an exit from the European Union would drive up costs and prices and could affect the company’s “employment base”. But the comments issued alongside the company’s sales figures indicate that even if staff are affected, the company does not plan to abandon its headquarters at Goodwood in West Sussex, southern England. ...
High Street Christmas sales figures fail to sparkle image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 6th of January 2017 02:13:43 AM
.... BDO reported higher year-on-year in-store sales for October and November. For its High Street Sales Tracker, BDO takes weekly sales figures from 70 participating High Street retailers with about 10,000 stores in total, and compares the percentage change in turnover with the previous year. ...
UK car sales at record high in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 07:45:28 AM
....3% on 2015. But according to one car dealer the high sales figures present a distorted picture of the industry's health. ...
British car industry body warns of sales downturn as uncertainty kicks in image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 5th of January 2017 12:01:34 AM
....Despite the diesel emissions scandal and concerns about air quality, diesel still represented almost 48% of all cars sold. While sales figures for individual manufacturers are not released until the end of the week, the VW Group, which admitted in late 2015 to having designed vehicles to cheat emissions tests, had a “very good year” for sales in 2016, said Hawes. ...
Petrol and food prices expected to continue rising in 2017 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 3rd of January 2017 03:16:58 PM
....The increases follow signs from official data suggesting higher prices are starting to affect the way people spend. November retail sales figures showed that after fuel prices rose, annual growth in fuel sales was the slowest for almost two years. ...
Music streaming hailed as industry's saviour as labels enjoy profit surge image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 29th of December 2016 02:09:43 PM
....The domination of streaming has not benefited the entire industry. Geoff Travis, the founder of Rough Trade records, said: “Our sales figures seem to me shockingly low given the acclaimed quality of the releases. ...
Retail sales up ahead of 2017 slowdown image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 12:23:26 PM
.... . Last week's official retail sales figures showed volumes jumped by 5. ...
Retail sales rise on Black Friday discount boost image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 15th of December 2016 09:48:44 AM
....". Kate Davies, senior statistician at the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which compiled the retail sales figures, said: "Retailers saw continued growth in the run up to Christmas. ...
FTSE 100 higher as markets stabilise after Italy vote image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 5th of December 2016 09:10:12 AM
....Topps Tiles fell 2. 8% after the retailer said it had made an "error in the calculation" in its sales figures. ...
John Lewis posts record £200m sales week thanks to Black Friday image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of November 2016 12:34:40 PM
. The growing importance of Black Friday for UK retailers has been underlined by the latest sales figures, with John Lewis reporting its best ever weekly revenues of nearly £200m. ...
Singles’ Day: Chinese to splurge $20bn in world's biggest shopping event image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 06:22:12 AM
....When Alibaba launched the annual online sale on Singles’ Day 2009, just 27 merchants took part, offering steep discounts for a 24-hour period. But the headline sales figures touted by the company – used by investors to gauge the health of the company and wider Chinese consumer sector – have come under scrutiny recently. ...
M&S set to announce store closures in turnaround plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 06:28:36 PM
....He outlined the first part of his strategy in May, including price cuts and promotions to help win shoppers back that were expected to dent profits in the short term. In July, the group posted its worst quarterly sales figures for a decade. ...
Bag a bargain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Saturday 29th of October 2016 11:15:14 PM
....". The trend is borne out by retailers' sales figures, says Andy Mulcahy, head of e-logistics at retail analysts IMRG. ...
'Pre-reg' cars now widespread in UK image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of October 2016 11:58:28 PM
. Up to a fifth of new cars in the UK are estimated to be "pre-registered" to dealers - potentially skewing sales figures and leaving drivers confused. ...
Fashion sales wilt in September heatwave image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 7th of October 2016 12:12:18 AM
...."When you look at individual performances, it doesn't take long to spot who has innovated and adapted their supply chains to be able to cope with unseasonal weather," she added. For its High Street Sales Tracker, BDO takes weekly sales figures from 70 participating High Street retailers with about 10,000 stores in total, and compares the percentage change in turnover with the previous year. ...
South Africa's second-hand toy rental market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 25th of September 2016 10:47:21 PM
. In South Africa retail sales figures continue to decline, as prices go up because of the currency’s volatility. ...
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Amazon's Echo speakers head to UK and Germany image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 10:30:39 AM
....99, and there is a short-term discount for Amazon Prime subscribers who pre-order the hardware before Friday. Amazon has not disclosed any sales figures for the Echo. ...
Ikea reports record sales as Poland and China soar image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of September 2016 08:55:48 AM
....Earlier this year, Ikea chief executive Peter Agnefjall said he expected the company to report annual sales of €50bn by 2020. It recently began to publish its sales figures in September and profits in December. ...
Raspberry Pi passes 10m sales mark image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 8th of September 2016 09:22:05 AM
....". The latest sales figures were "fantastic", said tech industry analyst Chris Green - who owns four of the computers himself - at business consultancy Lewis. ...
Sony reveals PS4 Pro with 4K graphics image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of September 2016 07:18:41 PM
....Sony is currently thought to be leading the console race, after announcing in May that it had sold 40 million PS4s. Microsoft said it had sold 10 million Xbox One devices in 2014, but has since stopped reporting its sales figures. ...
Born to sell image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 4th of September 2016 11:29:39 PM
....Working for a company in East Anglia at the time, he was soon headhunted by a rival mobile phone business in London. Jacyn says his meticulous planning meant that his sales figures continued to boom, and he raked in commission payments. ...
UK economic growth driven by shoppers in second quarter image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of August 2016 10:34:08 AM
....Data released since the Brexit vote in 23 June has been mixed. Some business surveys suggested there had been a sharp slowdown in activity in the immediate aftermath of the referendum, but retail sales figures for July, released last week, were stronger than expected. ...
Men's sales march Jimmy Choo higher image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of August 2016 08:12:03 AM
...."The brand's recent decision to focus on expanding men's footwear is proving fruitful," said Nivindya Sharma, senior analyst at Verdict Retail. Geographically, overall sales figures were mixed, according to the report. ...
Shoppers' credit card use unaffected by Brexit, say banks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 09:21:23 AM
...."We are also clearly still a nation of shoppers and the Brexit vote has done nothing to change the fact that we use credit cards for short-term purchases. Strong retail sales figures appear closely associated with strong consumer credit growth. ...
Warm weather lifts retail sales in July image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of August 2016 09:18:39 AM
....Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist for Pantheon Macroeconomics said that "consumers' blissful ignorance won't last long". "July's retail sales figures show that consumers have been protected from the immediate fallout of the Brexit vote, but with firms intending to stop hiring and inflation set to soar, the High Street is set for a tough year," he said. ...
Fresh bid talk lifts shares in Peppa Pig firm Entertainment One image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of August 2016 07:54:21 AM
....14920. Currency traders will be eyeing a run of key data due out this week, when inflation, unemployment and retail sales figures for July - the first full month since the Brexit vote - will be released. ...
Turnaround triumph image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 11:14:54 PM
....She wanted to interview the interesting people she had met through the years and compile conversations with them into a lifestyle publication for entrepreneurs. The result was a monthly magazine, Collective Hub, which currently has a circulation of 50,000 across 37 countries, but is growing, according to the company's sales figures. ...
Retailers benefit as sunshine sends post-Brexit spending soaring image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 11:01:26 PM
....Britain’s vote to leave the European Union may have been a shock, but a prolonged period of warm weather in July was even more unexpected. At least that is what the latest retail sales figures show. ...
US car shares fall on poor sales data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of August 2016 03:29:51 PM
....3%. The Italian-American carmaker is under investigation by the US Justice Department for the way it records sales and last month restated sales figures dating back to 2011. ...
New car sales fall 0.8% in June image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of July 2016 09:43:47 AM
....The Society of Motoring Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) said 255,766 new cars were registered last month. The SMMT said the sales figures were expected, adding the market would "stabilise" following a record 2015. ...
High street sales make modest rebound helped by warm weather in May image
....“However, with signs that the UK’s economy is slowing it’s unlikely that this is the beginning of a complete reversal of fortunes. The uncertain outlook means that customers will remain cautious with their spending, therefore we expect sales figures to remain volatile for the time being. ...
UK manufacturing boosted by pick-up in food and drink output image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of May 2016 05:13:30 PM
....”. The poll further clouds the UK economic picture after retail sales figures this week showed a rebound in sales volumes in April, and labour market data revealed a rise in employment to a new record high. ...
UK car registrations hit highest April level for 13 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 6th of May 2016 10:14:55 AM
....“Consumer confidence remains high as buyers continue to capitalise on attractive finance deals, although this could be affected by political and economic uncertainty in the coming months,” said Hawes. His view was backed up by separate car sales figures that showed sales grew more substantially in the rest of western Europe, with an 8% rise to 1. ...
Trinity Mirror reports 19% print ad slide as it confirms the New Day's closure image
....“To have not given this a go was to mean we were content to stand on the pavement and watch the decline of British national newspapers hurtle past us,” Phillips said in a Facebook post on Thursday. “We have tried everything we could but sadly we just haven’t reached the sales figures we needed to make it work financially. ...
Next warns on sales and profits as cold weather chills spring ranges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 06:35:05 AM
.... Primark reported its first fall in half-year sales for 12 years last month and Debenhams has said conditions are difficult. Next said it reduced its forecasts based on erratic sales figures over six weeks and that business had picked up significantly as warmer spring weather arrived. ...
Next warns on sales and profits as cold weather chills spring ranges image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of May 2016 06:35:05 AM
.... Primark reported its first fall in half-year sales for 12 years last month and Debenhams has said conditions are difficult. Next said it reduced its forecasts again this week after erratic sales figures over six weeks and that business had picked up significantly as warmer spring weather arrived. ...
Are slow iPhone sales just a blip or is Apple starting to struggle? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of April 2016 02:00:27 PM
....Analysts say the company has not had a distinct hit product in recent years. The company tightly guards its Apple Watch sales figures, but researchers see numbers slipping in favor of wearables that use Android software – made by Apple’s arch-rival Google. ...
Consumer credit rises at fastest pace for 11 years image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 29th of April 2016 11:50:27 AM
.... Personal loan rates have also fallen to record lows. Easter also fell in March, and although retail sales figures do not suggest that people were flooding to the shops, some credit card borrowing may have financed seasonal breaks. ...
A brief guide to everything that’s annoying about Apple image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of April 2016 06:32:04 PM
....It sucks and Apple won’t admit it. It won’t even release sales figures for it, lumping it in with Apple TV, iPod and accessory sales – which were one-tenth of those of iPhones. ...
Decline in iPhone sales leads to first revenue decline in 13 years for Apple image
.... The Apple watch, its first new product without co-founder Steve Jobs at the helm, has been underwhelming. Apple won’t release sales figures for the device, instead lumping it together with the Apple TV, iPod and accessories. ...
UK retail sales drop as shoppers cut back on food and clothes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 21st of April 2016 10:11:48 AM
....Consumer spending has been the main driver of UK economic growth, helped by high employment, rock-bottom interest rates and low inflation, but recent surveys suggest households are getting a tighter hold on the purse strings as worries grow about the domestic and global economy. “March’s retail sales figures confirm that trading over the Easter holidays was unusually quiet, adding to evidence of a consumer slowdown,” said Samuel Tombs, chief UK economist at the consultancy Pantheon Macroeconomics. ...
WH Smith's high street sales buoyed by colouring books image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 13th of April 2016 07:56:40 AM
.... Books make up almost a quarter of high street sales and the activity book phenomenon has had a big effect, Clarke said. The strong sales figures follow criticism of WH Smith for failing to pass on VAT savings at airports to customers. ...
UK retail spending experiences biggest slump since 1991 image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 24th of March 2016 01:21:50 PM
Sainsbury's sales return to growth image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of March 2016 07:20:21 AM
....Sainsbury's said it remained committed to phasing out its multi-buy promotions by August, . The supermarket's better-than-expected sales figures were helped by a rise in online grocery sales, which were up nearly 14% in the period. ...
The five minute guide to buying a new or second-hand car image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Sunday 13th of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
....New private car registrations leapt almost a quarter last month compared to February 2015, in what is usually one of the quietest months of the year. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) says these are the best February new car sales figures for 12 years and follow a record 2015, which saw 2. ...
Dobson's switch at Schroders: corporate governance, anyone? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 07:30:21 PM
.... Dobson’s experience may be hard to replicate, but a firm of Schroders’ standing should be able to attract a top-notch chairman who is properly independent – and see the sense of doing so. Little can be read into a single month’s sales figures, said Alison Brittain, chief executive of Whitbread, at the end of last year. ...
Trinity Mirror: low costs mean New Day could be profitable this year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 07:56:00 AM
.... It is in 40,000 retailers and now it is up to the public and I hope they love it”. He said the plan is to keep the sales figures as secret as possible, even internally, as it would be “unhelpful” to publish them. ...
Asda backs down over food bank ban image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 12:17:02 AM
....”. Asda, which recently announced its worst quarterly sales figures to date, denied that the change had anything to do with an ongoing programme of cost-cutting and said it was channelling an additional £2m in charitable funding through the national Asda Foundation. ...
PPI payouts knock down Lloyds profits but boost British shoppers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 06:48:17 PM
.... Only 12% of people put any of the windfall into a savings account. Looking back at the trends of recent years, it is noticeable that the sales figures for holidays and cars have soared and provided the backbone for GDP growth. ...
What are zero-hours contracts? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Dawn Foster image
.... Constant competition does nothing for workplace solidarity. Sports Direct made headlines when it announced a generous bonus for staff after high sales figures. ...
Questor share tip: AstraZeneca faces Crestor crunch in year ahead image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 5th of February 2016 07:00:54 AM
.... . GlaxoSmithKline, meanwhile, has the potential to unlock some of its value by selling parts of the business, or continuing to surprise with good sales figures. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Monday 1st of February 2016 09:32:05 AM
....169 billion pounds from 1. 479 billion pounds in November, the weakest since May and in line with soft December retail sales figures. ...
The future of e-commerce: bricks and mortar image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of January 2016 12:00:24 PM
.... “We also see a halo effect where stores themselves become a great generator of awareness for our brand and drive a lot of traffic to our website, as well and accelerate our e-commerce sales,” he added. Gilboa declined to disclose actual sales figures but the company’s rapid ascent hasn’t been lost on investors. ...
UK GDP growth rises 0.5% as annual rate slows to three-year low image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 28th of January 2016 10:57:01 AM
....The official figures follow mixed reports on the economy in recent weeks. Christmas retail sales figures disappointed, manufacturers have been showing signs of struggling with tough export markets and construction output has dipped. ...
Source : Reuters [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 10:35:49 AM
....Britain's housing market played a big role in past economic booms although the Bank of England currently sees little danger to financial stability apart from "mild concern" about a surge in lending to fund investment properties. BBA data also showed a drop in net credit card lending in December from November, in line with earlier soft retail sales figures. ...
China shares claw back earlier losses image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of January 2016 01:09:02 AM
....Shares in carmaker Toyota rose by 3. 8% as December sales figures confirmed the company remained the world's biggest car-seller for the fourth straight year. ...

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