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Henry Buell
Redefining direct sales to reach Generation C

RIXEYVILLE, US: The direct sales industry has changed very little over the last few decades, incorporating new technologies as they have developed, rather than evolving their business practices to capitalise further on existing markets.

By Henry Buell 20 Jun 2014 14:53

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More woes for PC sales in 2013: survey

NEW YORK, US: More bad news for struggling makers of personal computers: a new forecast on Tuesday suggests sales will fall another 7.8% in 2013 as buyers delay PC purchases or choose an alternative device.

30 May 2013 15:36

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Monika D'Agostino
How storytelling enhances the sales process

From a very early age on I was fascinated by fairy tales and stories. Storytelling is essential in a consultative sales environment. It helps you connect with your prospects and it is a great way to add value rather than pushing a feature.

By Monika D'Agostino 7 May 2013 06:59

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Monika D'Agostino
Women in sales - are we equals?

Last week, on the train back from a business meeting in New York City, I started reading Sheryl Sandberg's book "Lean In".

By Monika D'Agostino 30 Apr 2013 07:02

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Young men: Their beauty secret
Young men: Their beauty secret

CHICAGO, US: While "made for men" beauty products are now mainstream, latest research from Mintel reveals that online retailing is the ultimate shopping channel for American men when it comes to beauty. Indeed, the ease and convenience features of shopping online appeal to some 60% of men aged 18-34 who buy beauty products and agree that buying online is more convenient than shopping in-store. This compares to 52% of women of the same age - and 41% of their older male counterparts (aged 55+).

21 Jan 2013 11:53

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Festive facts from Mintel for the holidays
Festive facts from Mintel for the holidays

CHICAGO, US: As the final countdown begins, Mintel gets into the holiday spirit with a variety of festive stats and figures covering food and drink, health, alcohol, shopping, household goods and personal care.

31 Dec 2012 07:59

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Green Monday spending jumps 13% to US$1.275bn
Green Monday spending jumps 13% to US$1.275bn

RESTON, US: comScore has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 40 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season.

14 Dec 2012 07:24

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US online holiday spending approaches US$27bn
US online holiday spending approaches US$27bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 37 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date US$26.6bn has been spent online, marking a 13% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

11 Dec 2012 12:52

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US Cyber Monday results
US Cyber Monday results

RESTON, US: comScore has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 30 days of the November-December 2012 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, US$20.4bn has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

3 Dec 2012 08:27

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Online US holiday sales seen growing 17%
Online US holiday sales seen growing 17%

WASHINGTON: US online holiday sales are already on the rise, and are expected to grow 17 percent from last year to US$43.4 billion, a new forecast said on Wednesday, 21 November 2012.

22 Nov 2012 11:23

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#MedicationMarketing: How the pharma industry is using social media to sell
#MedicationMarketing: How the pharma industry is using social media to sell

NEW YORK, US: A multi-billion dollar industry that's banned in all but the US and New Zealand, Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) pharmaceutical marketing is beginning to embrace social media, explains the latest report by international business experts GBI Research.

3 Jul 2012 10:06

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American women most likely to use anti-aging face creams, the West leads in NPD
American women most likely to use anti-aging face creams, the West leads in NPD

CHICAGO, US: The US$2.3bn (in 2011) US anti-aging skincare market has experienced substantial growth in the past five years, as women continue to clamour for the next advancement to stave off the signs of aging.

22 Jun 2012 09:26

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Small business gets an official day
Small business gets an official day

NEW YORK, US: In 2010, American Express created Small Business Saturday, a new shopping day right after Black Friday, to help small businesses get what they needed most: more customers.

21 Jun 2012 05:56

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Being a mom changes your purchasing habits
Being a mom changes your purchasing habits

CHICAGO, US: When Mother's Day nears, many children, fathers and loved ones are shopping for the perfect gift to show their appreciation for their parent or significant other. However, recent Mintel research found that being a mom changes the way women shop, as an increased emphasis is put on the safety, value and nutrition of everyday purchases.

16 May 2012 12:06

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comScore: US$44.3bn in Q1 2012 US retail e-commerce spending
comScore: US$44.3bn in Q1 2012 US retail e-commerce spending

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has released its Q1 2012 US retail e-commerce sales estimates, showing that online retail spending reached US$44.3bn for the quarter, up 17% versus year ago.

10 May 2012 09:55

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MasterCard launches partnership program
MasterCard launches partnership program

PURCHASE, US: MasterCard has announced a global initiative called the MasterCard Mobile Money Partnership Program to help more than 2.5 billion financially-underserved consumers worldwide gain access to formal financial services through their mobile phones.

28 Feb 2012 11:08

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Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011
Global consumer confidence increases 1 point in Q4 2011

NEW YORK, US: Global consumer confidence increased one index point last quarter to 89, while Europe led confidence declines in 24 of the region's 27 measured markets, according to fourth quarter 2011 global consumer confidence findings from Nielsen, a leading global provider of information and insights into what consumers watch and buy.

8 Feb 2012 12:14

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US online holiday shopping season hits record US$37.2bn for Nov-Dec
US online holiday shopping season hits record US$37.2bn for Nov-Dec

RESTON, US: comScore has reported that retail e-commerce spending for the entire November - December 2011 holiday season reached US$37.2bn, marking a 15% increase versus last year and an all-time record for the season.

10 Jan 2012 07:41

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Heaviest week in US online holiday shopping history hits US$32bn
Heaviest week in US online holiday shopping history hits US$32bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 48 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, nearly US$32bn has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

23 Dec 2011 10:43

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US season-to-date exceeds US$30bn
US season-to-date exceeds US$30bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, today reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 46 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, US$30.9bn has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

22 Dec 2011 08:11

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Just another manic Monday
Just another manic Monday

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 42 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date through 12 December US$26.8bn has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

15 Dec 2011 08:42

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US online holiday spending approaches US$25bn

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 39 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season.

12 Dec 2011 11:26

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Some stocking stuffers from Mintel
Some stocking stuffers from Mintel

CHICAGO, US: With the holiday season in full swing, Mintel looked into their market intelligence to find out just what US consumers do to make their holidays special. Some just might surprise you...

8 Dec 2011 09:46

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US online holiday spending approaches US$20 billion
US online holiday spending approaches US$20 billion

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported US holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 34 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season.

8 Dec 2011 09:37

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US online spending sets new weekly record in 'Cyber Week'
US online spending sets new weekly record in 'Cyber Week'

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 32 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, US$18.7 billion has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year.

5 Dec 2011 08:03

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Black Friday online holiday spending up 26% on 2010
Black Friday online holiday spending up 26% on 2010

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported US retail e-commerce spending for the first 25 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season. For the holiday season-to-date, US$12.7 billion has been spent online, marking a 15% increase versus the corresponding days last year. Black Friday (November 25) saw US$816 million in online sales.

28 Nov 2011 09:03

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15% growth for 2011 US holiday e-commerce spending forecast
15% growth for 2011 US holiday e-commerce spending forecast

RESTON, US: comScore, a leader in measuring the digital world, has reported holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 20 days of the November - December 2011 holiday season, as well as its official spending forecast for the season.

24 Nov 2011 12:04

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Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern
Consumer Confidence Survey: Economy again top global concern

NEW YORK, US: Global online consumer confidence fell for the seventh consecutive quarter as confidence in 31 of 56 global markets measured declined, according to from Nielsen, a leading global provider of insights and analytics into what consumers watch and buy.

9 Nov 2011 09:36

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comScore introduces Segment Metrix 2.0 for advanced audience segmentation capabilities
comScore introduces Segment Metrix 2.0 for advanced audience segmentation capabilities

RESTON, US: comScore, Inc has announced the availability of Segment Metrix 2.0, the next generation of comScore's audience segmentation tool providing actionable insights into the online behaviours of Internet users in specific market segments.

9 Nov 2011 09:22

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Apple reports fourth quarter results
Apple reports fourth quarter results

CUPERTINO, US: Apple has announced financial results for its fiscal 2011 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2011. The company posted quarterly revenue of US$28.27 billion and quarterly net profit of US$6.62 billion, or US$7.05 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of US$20.34 billion and net quarterly profit of US$4.31 billion, or US$4.64 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter.

19 Oct 2011 11:25

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