Sales and marketing

Retail footfall figures up one per cent

Retailers experienced a one per cent increase in footfall in April, when compared on a like-for-like basis with April 2012, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium.

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Retail sales fell in April

The value of retail sales in the UK was down by 2.2 per cent in April compared with April 2012, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium.

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Retail sales affected by early Easter and snow

Retail sales in the UK grew by 1.9 per cent in March, when compared with the same month in the previous year, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium.

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SMEs' lack of marketing costs £122 billion

Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK are losing out on up to £122 billion in sales revenue by failing to keep on top of their marketing, new research has claimed.

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Retail sales show strong start to 2013

UK retail sales grew by 4.4 per cent in February, a 2.7 per cent increase on the 2.3 per cent rise recorded in February 2012, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

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UK retail sales fell in January

The quantity of goods bought in the retail sector in January 2013 fell by 0.6 per cent on the previous year, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

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Marketing experts reveal goals and challenges for 2013

Businesses and brands that focus on their customers and getting the basics right will be most successful in 2013, according to experts at a recent business network and marketing event.

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Calls to adopt 'Small Business Saturday' to UK high streets

Labour is calling for a US-style 'Small Business Saturday' to encourage consumers to shop at small, local independent shops in the UK.

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Boxing Day record for online retail sales

Consumers made 113 million visits to retail websites on Boxing Day, making 26 December 2012 the busiest ever day ever for online retailers, according to information service Experian.

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SMEs in business paralysis as fear stops decision making

SMEs are caught in 'business paralysis' as over half reveal they have delayed making important business decisions in the last year for fear of making the wrong choice.

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