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Back-to-School U.S. Retail Sales Expected to Grow 5.5%, Compared to Last Year, According to Mastercard SpendingPulse

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The FINANCIAL-- Anticipated growth builds on positive retail momentum, as total retail sales rose 12%* year-over-year in May, fueled by pent-up demand and reopenings, Mastercard notes.…

Mazda Reports March Sales Results

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The FINANCIAL – Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) reported total March sales of 31,991 vehicles, an increase of 104.2 percent compared to March 2020. Year-to-date sales totaled 83,258 vehicles; an increase of 23 percent compared to the same time last year. With 26 selling days in March, compared to 25 the year prior, the company posted…

Kia announces January global sales

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The FINANCIAL -- January global sales at 226,298 units, up 2.5% y/y.  Korea sales increased 12% to 41,481 units. Sales outside of Korea climbed 0.6% to 184,817 units. Kia to expand new model line-up, including its first dedicated BEV model. Kia recorded total global sales of 226,298 units in January, a 2.5 percent increase compared to the same month…

UK supermarket shoppers keep a close eye on Christmas as lockdowns return

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The FINANCIAL — The latest grocery market share figures from Kantar show take-home sales rose by 9.3% during the 12 weeks to 1 November 2020. Despite a variety of restrictions coming into force across the country, there was no significant spike in demand in the most recent four weeks, as sales increased by a similar 9.4%.…

FMCG in China is on the road to recovery

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The FINANCIAL — The total spending on fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) in China grew by 4.1% in the 12 weeks to 11 September 2020 compared to the same period last year. Stronger growth in lower-tier cities and ecommerce channels remained the key drivers. Non-food products continued to grow well, with home care products reporting an…

Take-home grocery sales continue to rise in the UK

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The FINANCIAL — Kantar’s latest grocery market share figures show take-home grocery sales rose by 9.4% during the 12 weeks to 4 October 2020. However, in the shorter term, sales increased by 10.6% over the latest four weeks, an acceleration from September. Shoppers are moving a greater proportion of their eating and drinking back into…