Sales and marketing

Online sales fall in June

Online sales fell 5% during June 2014, according to the online retail association IMRG and consultancy company Capgemini.

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SME overseas sales predicted to grow

Small and medium-sized enterprise overseas sales are predicted to total £15 billion over the next 12 months, according to a survey by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

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Retail sales 'disappointing'

Retail sales growth failed to meet expectations in the year to June 2014, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry.

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Fall in Scottish retail sales

Consumer spending in Scotland fell slightly in May 2014 as total sales figures dropped 0.2% compared to April 2014, according to the Scottish Retail Consortium.

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Scottish retail sales rise 1.9%

Scottish retail sales rose 1.9% in the year to April 2014, according to research from the Scottish Retail Consortium.

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Retail sales growth at 10-year high

UK retail sales experienced the highest annual growth in a decade as sales rose 6.9% in April 2014 year-on-year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

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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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