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....Greg Archer, the clean vehicles director at campaign group Transport & Environment, said buyers also had one eye on the depreciation in value that diesel cars could suffer. “The sales figures show drivers are losing faith in dirty diesel and are beginning to turn to clean electric alternatives,” he said. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....3% in May 2016. Samuel Tombs, the chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said: “May’s retail sales figures confirm that consumers are struggling to spend more now that real wages are falling at the fastest rate for three years. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Savings rates are already at historically low levels. Thursday’s retail sales figures tell a similar story – sales volumes were down 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Savings rates are already at historically low levels. Thursday’s retail sales figures tell a similar story – sales volumes were down 1. ...
UK retail sales dive sparks biggest FTSE 250 fall since last summer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 15th of June 2017 10:13:53 AM
....3% in May 2016. Samuel Tombs, the chief UK economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said: “May’s retail sales figures confirm that consumers are struggling to spend more now that real wages are falling at the fastest rate for three years. ...
Air pollution fears see demand for diesel cars fall by fifth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 5th of June 2017 04:36:46 PM
....Greg Archer, the clean vehicles director at campaign group Transport & Environment, said buyers also had one eye on the depreciation in value that diesel cars could suffer. “The sales figures show drivers are losing faith in dirty diesel and are beginning to turn to clean electric alternatives,” he said. ...
Further signs of UK property slowdown in April image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 10:32:02 AM
...."Mortgage figures have nosedived following a strong first quarter, with every single region experiencing a notable slump in sales," said John Driscoll, director at Equifax Touchstone. "Government measures to cool buy-to-let property sales, including the phased cuts to mortgage interest tax relief which started on 1 April, have no doubt played a role in diminishing sales figures last month. ...
FTSE 100 rebounds and sterling rises image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 08:02:14 AM
.... On Thursday, it had reached an eight-month high of $1. 3048 after the release of stronger-than-expected retail sales figures, but fell back in late trade. ...
GM to stop making cars for Indian market image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 19th of May 2017 05:19:34 AM
...."In India, our exports have tripled over the past year, and this will remain our focus going forward," GM International president Stefan Jacoby said in a statement. GM had planned to invest $1bn in India to boost its domestic presence, but its sales figures fell below below 1% in the year ended in March 2017. ...
What does increased consumer spending really mean for the UK? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 03:47:00 PM
....2 per cent. This surprisingly upbeat set of sales figures was particularly cheering in light of recent concerns about accelerating inflation and stagnant wage growth. ...
Retail sales in April beat forecasts with a 2.3% rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 09:01:02 AM
.... "We need a longer series to properly determine a pattern," it said. The retail sales figures come a day after separate ONS figures indicated that wages were rising slower than inflation for first time since mid-2014. ...
M&S puts faith in fluted sleeves as womenswear comes out fighting image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 05:23:05 PM
....Will knickers or canapes win the battle for the soul of Marks & Spencer, or can the pink coats fight off a landgrab by prawn sandwiches to remain at the heart of the country’s most iconic high street store?. Recent trophy boardroom appointments and a new marketing campaign have contrasted with imminent store closures, and whisperings of further disappointing sales figures on the horizon as the brand continues to shift its focus from clothes to food. ...
Sliding sales stoke fears for US department stores image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 11th of May 2017 04:39:56 PM
....How long will you wait for a shopping website to load?. The US Commerce Department will release retail sales figures on Friday that are expected to further underline online sales growth outstripping those at brick-and-mortar stores. ...
UK high street sales weak as shoppers focus on buying essentials image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 9th of May 2017 05:01:52 AM
.... That said, the positive distortion from the timing of Easter was largely responsible for the month’s growth and looking to the longer-term signs of a slowdown, the outlook isn’t as rosy. “Taking a closer look at the sales figures, consumer spend on food and non-food items is diverging. ...
A slap in the face with a wet squid: the weird world of workplace punishments image
.... As an employment policy, it sits somewhere between a ritual humiliation and a stupid waste of everyone’s time. Managers at Central Claims Group are at pains to point out that such forfeits are chosen by staff with the highest sales figures, and that everybody has consented to the punishment beforehand, but it is certainly a questionable workplace practice. ...
Easter eggs help boost supermarket sales image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 01:23:30 PM
....2% fall in profits and warned about rising costs. Despite these positive quarterly sales figures, the supermarket has warned of "challenging" trading and ongoing price pressures, posting an 8. ...
Samsung sees best quarterly profits in three years image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 02:59:19 AM
.... Batteries were blamed for overheating in the phones, which caused some of them to catch fire. The two S8 devices launched last week and no sales figures are yet available, but Samsung said pre-orders had been 30% higher than for the Galaxy S7 in 2016. ...
Inflation puts the brakes on Britain's economic activity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 06:00:04 AM
.... Economists do not expect the general election to change the economic outlook for this year – assuming the Conservatives are re-elected with an increased majority. Consumer spending has been strong and the main driver of UK economic growth, but economic surveys and the latest retail sales figures suggest spending started cooling markedly at the beginning of this year as shoppers felt the pinch from rising prices. ...
BHS crash sets trend for a chain of closures on UK high streets image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 22nd of April 2017 03:00:17 PM
.... “The number of stores M&S is going to close is peanuts,” says Hopkinson. UK store chiefs are facing tough decisions at a time when trading patterns are being upset by uncertainty surrounding Brexit, with retail sales figures for the first quarter of 2017 showing the biggest drop in purchases in the last seven years. ...
UK retail surge since Brexit vote comes to an end image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 01:11:30 PM
. The strong recovery on Britain’s high streets after last year’s Brexit vote appears to be over, with retail sales figures for the first quarter showing the biggest drop in purchases in the last seven years. ...
Falling US retail sales cast doubt on further Fed interest rate rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 04:34:01 PM
....”. He said the retail sales figures suggested real consumption “barely increased at all over the first quarter” but noted that the underlying picture was still fairly robust. ...
Tesco looks to draw a line under accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 06:00:00 AM
....Its stores may not be to Daunt’s taste but, after a streak of declining sales and underinvestment that lasted more than a decade, the chain has been looking rather less dog-eared lately. Shares in WH Smith, which can trace its history back to 1792, have been rising steadily in 2017 since it recorded the strongest sales figures in 14 years last October. ...
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. ...
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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. ...

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