Autumn Nissan Leaf flurry lifts UK sales

2014-10-08 10:33

The most popular battery car, Nissan's Leaf, has exceeded expectations in the UK by breaking national and European records in a flurry of autumnal sales. There's good news for SA, too...

Vehicle sales up by 11.5%

2014-10-01 15:06

The new vehicle sales have risen11.5% year-on-year in September to 60 854 units, data from the trade and industry department had shown.

Are you a modern marketing manager?

2014-07-23 13:10

If you are, then you’re probably the link between what happens internally and how that translates into sales, says Chemory Gunko.

Ambushed by the dreaded timeshare sellers of “dream holidays”

2014-04-23 19:00

When an enthusiastic man congratulates you passionately for winning a wonderful prize, and then asks you to just give him a bit of your time, what can you do?

Ambushed by the dreaded timeshare sellers of “dream holidays”

2014-02-03 09:00

When an enthusiastic man congratulates you passionately for winning a wonderful prize, and then asks you to just give him a bit of your time, what can you do?

Ambushed by the dreaded timeshare sellers of “dream holidays”

2014-01-31 10:35

When an enthusiastic man congratulates you passionately for winning a wonderful prize, and then asks you to just give him a bit of your time, what can you do?

Burberry posts strong Christmas sales

2014-01-15 12:00

British luxury brand Burberry has posted a 14% rise in underlying retail revenue in the Christmas quarter.

Ford to remain No.1 in US

2013-12-31 08:48

Ford expects to remain the best-selling automaker in the US for a fourth consecutive year with sales predictions of over 2.4 million vehicles in 2013. What's more, the automaker plans to launch 16 new models in 2014.

African business boosts Shoprite sales

2013-10-28 10:02

Shoprite has reported a 10% rise in July-September sales, thanks to a strong showing at the stores outside its mainstay home market.

Tesco's problems exposed by Sainsbury's sales

2013-10-02 13:10

Tesco has posted flat sales 18 months into a £1bn recovery plan for its main home market, a lack of growth exposed by accelerating sales of its rival Sainsbury.

Elizabeth Arden sales worse-than-expected

2013-08-08 14:49

Elizabeth Arden has reported much worse quarterly results than expected as an unnamed retailer ordered less products than planned.

Nestle cuts sales growth target

2013-08-08 11:30

Nestle has missed first-half sales forecasts and trimmed its 2013 target, after it cut prices in Europe in a bid to lure recession-hit shoppers.

Tesco quarterly sales expected to decline

2013-06-03 16:16

Britain's biggest retailer Tesco is expected to slip back to an underlying sales decline, analysts say.

Production cut to boost Ferrari

2013-05-09 05:43

Ferrari will limit sales of its high-performance street cars through the rest of 2013 to protect the brand's aura of exclusivity.

Samsung S4 delayed due to supply snag

2013-04-25 12:50

Samsung says that an unexpectedly high demand in the US for the Galaxy S4, was a result of shipping issues that delayed scheduled sales in the US market.

Danone sales boosted on baby food demand

2013-04-16 10:21

French food group Danone says the high demand for baby formula in China helped lift sales by 4.3% in the first quarter of the year to €5.3bn.

Auto industry sales on the up

2013-04-03 08:41

Analysts have predicted the US auto industry as a whole will rack up its biggest month of sales in five years - and that's good news for the global industry.

Record sales for BMW

2013-03-20 15:52

BMW reports record sales in 2012 with 1.5-million models sold. The German automaker remains optimistic for 2013 as the first batch of its i3 cars roll off the production line.

Lego sales soar on girls' series

2013-02-21 15:42

Lego's sales has soared 25% last year thanks in part to its new series of building blocks designed for girls.

Mobile phone sales fell in 2012 - Gartner

2013-02-13 11:34

Sales of mobile phones around the world fell last year for the first time since 2009 as consumers shunned cheaper feature phones, says research company Gartner.

Chrysler boost profits in 2012

2013-01-31 08:27

Chrysler produced good financials through 2012 and has forecast that 2013 will be another successful year.

Record year for Toyota, Nissan

2013-01-29 09:51

Toyota and Nissan posted record sales for 2012 as they benefited from increased demand and Toyota recaptured the World's Most Prolific Automaker crown from General Motors.

Audi's sales rocket in 2012

2013-01-18 11:24

German automaker Audi reports that it sold 1.4-million models globally in 2012, an increase of 11.7% over 2011. Of these, nearly 17 000 vehicles were sold in South Africa.

Lumia sales boost Nokia profit

2013-01-10 17:25

Nokia's mobile phone business achieved underlying profitability in the fourth quarter of last year boosted by strong sales of its new Lumia smartphone.

Record 2012 sales for Kia US

2013-01-04 10:10

Kia America has reported record sales in the US for 2012 with a 14.9% increase on 2011 - the automaker's previous best year.


UK joins SA in September sales boom

2014-10-07 08:05

September seems to be a good month for car sales. Not only did South Africa have a good one but the UK has had its best sales in 10 years.

Securing your first clients through sales

2014-09-29 16:26

Marketing grows your brand, but it’s sales that sells your products and services and generates a profit for the business, which is what makes it a success.

Infiniti achieves record sales

2014-07-09 13:15

Luxury automaker Infiniti sold over 100 00 new vehicles globally in the first six months in 2014.

Ambushed by the dreaded timeshare sellers of “dream holidays”

2014-03-25 13:20

When an enthusiastic man congratulates you passionately for winning a wonderful prize, and then asks you to just give him a bit of your time, what can you do?

Ambushed by the dreaded timeshare sellers of “dream holidays”

2014-02-03 09:00

When an enthusiastic man congratulates you passionately for winning a wonderful prize, and then asks you to just give him a bit of your time, what can you do?

Jaguar, Landy's best year yet

2014-01-20 14:35

Jaguar Land Rover reported its best year yet with nearly half a million models sold in 2013. What's more, over 76 000 Jags found homes, the automaker's top sales year since 2005.

Danone to sue company over formula

2014-01-10 16:02

Danone says it is to start legal proceedings against wholesale dairy exporter Fonterra following a contamination scare that sparked the recall of infant milk formula.

10 tips for selling your car

2013-11-06 09:21

From preparing your vehicle, meeting a potential buyer, to sealing the deal, check out our top tips for selling your car.

Ericsson sales hit by 'currency headwind'

2013-10-24 15:13

Ericsson has reported a drop in third-quarter sales, as activity in North America and Japan weakened and the company suffered from the strength of the local currency.

McDonald's sales up, helped by US

2013-08-09 10:56

McDonald's has reported a 0.7% increase in July sales around the world, slightly higher than analysts projected.

Adidas cuts sales outlook

2013-08-08 11:47

Adidas has cut its sales forecast for 2013 after adverse currency moves and lacklustre European trading took its toll in the second quarter.

BMW sales lead over rivals

2013-07-08 13:39

BMW's sales have climbed faster in June than that of its rivals Audi and Mercedes on demand from China and the United States.

Apple's iPhone tactics investigated

2013-05-27 10:20

The European Commission is probing whether Apple is using anti-competitive iPhone sales tactics and technical restrictions to squeeze out smartphone rivals.

Carlsberg beats profit forecasts

2013-05-07 09:52

Carlsberg's first-quarter operating profit and revenue have beat forecasts as strong beer sales in Asia cushioned sluggish European markets.

General Motors gaining on Toyota

2013-04-17 09:48

General Motors edged out Volkswagen in its first-quarter sales as both companies try to close the gap with Toyota for the global sales crown.

Easter Bunny nips SA car sales

2013-04-04 09:34

Despite 54 946 vehicles finding a home in March 2013 SA vehicle sales represent a 2.1% drop from March 2012.

VW profits soar: 9m models sold

2013-03-22 09:16

Volkswagen reported a record sales year for 2012, surpassing General Motors and Toyota with 9-million models sold.

Porsche numbers skyrocket

2013-03-18 14:54

In the 2012 financial year, Porsche achieved record levels in sales, turnover and earnings, despite economic difficulties.

Chery on top - aiming higher

2013-02-21 10:50

Chery will start restructuring of its brand through 2013, hoping to improve efficiencies and competitiveness.

Swift sales soar worldwide

2013-02-12 12:25

The success of Suzuki’s Swift continues with worldwide sales of the hatchback reaching three-million.

Toyota cruises to No.1 again

2013-01-29 09:57

Toyota has once again regained its position as the worlds most prolific automaker, surpassing GM's 2012 sales figures.

Samsung, Apple lead smartphone race

2013-01-18 15:55

Samsung and Apple have pulled ahead in the global smartphone race last quarter, while Nokia and others lag behind, according to a Reuters poll.

Holiday shoppers boost eBay sales

2013-01-17 14:21

EBay has marked its best year yet as bargain-hunting shoppers lifted the company's fourth-quarter performance.

SA 2012 auto sales up 9.2%

2013-01-10 08:41

The South African National Association of Automobile Manufacturers reports that 623 914 vehicles were sold in 2012 - an improvement of 9.2% over 2011.

Digital sales break £1bn barrier

2013-01-02 15:27

The year 2012 saw the highest annual total spent on downloaded films, music and games with sales exceeding £1bn, a report states.

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