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HEIDELBERG continues growth, with significant improvement in sales and result for first half-year

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 novembre 2022

Partly due to the exchange rate situation, for instance, sales climbed to EUR590 million in the second quarter (previous year: EUR542 million). At EUR1,120 million, sales for the first half-year are around 14 percent up on the previous year. The Packaging Solutions segment enjoyed particularly strong growth, from a modest EUR415 million in the previous year to EUR535 million. Due to the higher sales, EBITDA improved to EUR68 million in the second quarter. This far exceeded the previous year’s figure of EUR38 million, which was adjusted for non-recurring income (unadjusted figure: EUR60 million). A better price quality of sales that countered the substantial increases in the costs of raw materials and intermediate products also contributed to the higher EBITDA, which reached EUR104 million for the half-year (previous year’s (unadjusted) figure: EUR75 million). The net result after taxes after six months climbed from EUR13 million to EUR 44 million, increasing from EUR 27 million to EUR 39 million in the second quarter. Just six months into the year, this exceeds the level for the whole of the previous year. In the second quarter, incoming orders also continued rising, to some EUR622 million (up 5 percent). This was supported by currency effects, and by high demand from Central Europe and North America. The full report for the second quarter of 2022/23 , image material, and further information about the company are available in the Investor Relations (https://www.heidelberg.com/global/de/about_heidel berg/investor_relations/overview_1.jsp)

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Global Car Sales Revenues to Plunge by $200B in 2022

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 ottobre 2022

Car sales in 2022 have proved just as challenging as in 2021, as supply chain bottlenecks and record inflation deepen automakers’ uphill battle. According to data presented by AugustaFreePress.com, with rising costs and low inventory plaguing the industry, global car sales revenues are expected to plunge by $200bn this year. The global automotive industry has had a rough three years, with multiple factors contributing to the low stock and high prices the car buyers are now facing. First, the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted production lines and changed consumer behavior. But the 2022 challenges were just as tough. Car sales in Europe have been falling for months as the war in Ukraine further cripples supply chains and spurs record inflation that risks undermining demand once shortages ease. The US car buyers also can’t catch a break, as rising costs and low inventory have made it impossible to bring home a new car these days. As a result, global car sales revenues dipped below 2014 levels. According to a Statista survey, last year, the global automotive industry generated $2.08trn from car sales, a significant recovery from $1.67trn in 2020, but still below pre-COVID-19 revenues. However, Statista expects revenues to drop by 9% YoY to $1.89trn in 2022 and remain around that value next year. This steep revenue drop brought the entire market eight years back, below 2014 levels, when the automotive industry made roughly $1.99trn from car sales. Although the demand for new cars remains high, automakers can’t keep up. As a result, dealerships have significantly marked up any models in stock, bringing them record-high profits recently. Nevertheless, the total car unit sales are at their lowest point in years. Statista expects global care sales to hit 67.3 million this year, 6.5 million units less than in 2021, and 2.6 million below 2013 sales figures. Mini cars and full-size vans will witness the biggest sales drop, with unit sales falling by 12% and 10% this year. All other market segments are expected to see around an 8% drop. According to Statista data, Toyota remains the leading automaker globally, with a 9.6% sales share in 2022. Despite facing production stoppages due to war in Ukraine and supply chain bottlenecks, Volkswagen AG remained the second-largest carmaker with a 7.2% market share this year. Ford follows with a 7.1% share, respectively.The full story and statistics can be found here: https://augustafreepress.com/global-car-sales-revenues-to-plunge-by-200b-in-2022/

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iLOQ opens a new sales office in Poland

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 luglio 2022

Founded in Finland in 2003, iLOQ currently has sales offices in 9 countries throughout Europe, operations in Canada and a partner network around the world. Adding Poland to its portfolio continues to fulfill the Company’s growth strategy and allows iLOQ to introduce the benefits of its battery-free digital-locking and mobile-access-sharing technology to a new market. Grzegorz Korzeniowski has been appointed Country Manager in Poland. He will be responsible for building a winning team to establish the company’s commercial activities and developing a strong base of partners and customers.“iLOQ continues to grow in line with its strategy. We bring to new markets state-of-the-art digital- and mobile-based locking solutions that are flexible and reduce lifecycle costs. We wish Grzegorz Korzeniowski great success with changing the face of the locking industry in Poland,” states Thomas Thörewik, Chief Sales Officer.iLOQ is a rapidly growing Finnish company that is leading the technological revolution in the digital locking industry. iLOQ transforms mechanical locks into digital and mobile access management. iLOQ solutions are based on technologies developed and patented by the company, enabling electronic and mobile locking without batteries or cables. iLOQ replaces mechanical and electromechanical locking systems with environmentally friendly solutions that solve the problems of lost or copied keys, reduce lock maintenance and minimize lifecycle costs. http://www.iloq.com

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Shanghai to London Sales Series Announced

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 25 gennaio 2022

SHANGHAI AND LONDON – Launching the 20/21 Marquee Sale Weeks in 2022, Christie’s March season will establish a dialogue between the cities of London and Shanghai. The 20/21 Shanghai to London series of auctions will take place on 1 March 2022, beginning with the 20th / 21st Century: Shanghai Evening Sale before moving to the 20th / 21st Century: London Evening Sale and concluding with The Art of the Surreal Evening Sale. This initiative continues Christie’s pioneering commitment to Shanghai with the auction inaugurating the new office and gallery spaces at BUND ONE, No. 1 East Zhongshan Road. Christie’s remains the only international auction house to be authorised to hold sales in Mainland China and this will mark our first in the city since the pandemic began. The 20/21 Shanghai to London series of sales will also be live and livestreamed to our salerooms in Hong Kong and New York. Highlights from each of the three sales within the Shanghai to London series will be announced in the coming weeks.

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Christie’s Global: Announcing two unique collection sales

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 30 aprile 2021

London 23 June at Christie’s London, and The Roger Federer Collection – Sold to Benefit The RF Foundation – The Online Auction open for bidding from 23 June to the 13 and 14* July. Both sales comprise Roger Federer’s personal sporting memorabilia collected over the duration of his professional tennis career to date. The lots offered recognise and celebrate the career and sporting success of Roger Federer, and the auctions are taking place to raise funds specifically for The Roger Federer Foundation.Roger Federer comments, ‘Every piece in these auctions represents a moment in my tennis career and enables me to share a part of my personal archive with my fans around the world. More importantly, the proceeds will support The Roger Federer Foundation to help us continue to deliver educational resources to children in Africa and Switzerland.’ The Roger Federer Collection – The Live Auction comprises 20 prestigious lots, each signed and celebrating one of Roger Federer’s 20 record-breaking Grand Slam tennis titles. Estimates range from £3,000-£70,000, and the sale will take place in Christie’s King Street, London. In January 2018, Roger Federer became the first male tennis player to win 20 Grand Slam titles. Each lot in The Live Auction represents an iconic moment from either the Australian Open, the French Open, The Championships Wimbledon or the U.S. Open.

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Halo Labs Announces December Record Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 gennaio 2021

Halo Labs Inc. (“Halo” or the “Company”) (NEO: HALO) (OTCQX: AGEEF) (Germany: A9KN) is pleased to announce that product sales continue to grow. The Company reports aggregate, unaudited monthly sales of approximately $2.3 million, one of the highest totals in the Company’s history and a record total for the month of December. While December is historically a slower month in terms of sales, due to less selling days, the holiday season and flooded outdoor flower markets related to fall harvests, the stated sales represent a 135% increase over December 2019.

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$60 billion in illicit cannabis sales revenue projected in 2020 in the U.S.

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 26 settembre 2020

New research released today by Growcola reveals that only 28.3% of overall cannabis sales revenue in the U.S. will be generated via legal cannabis sales in the U.S. in 2020. Meanwhile estimated total illicit sales revenue for 2020 in the U.S. is over $60 billion. While legal cannabis markets are getting stronger every year, most cannabis consumers still live in the medical-only markets or states with no legalized cannabis. (by Matthew Simmons, Content Manager at Growcola https://growcola.com/legal-vs-illicit-cannabis-sales-2020/)

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The Edited Collections Online Sales May-June 2020

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 29 Maggio 2020

London – Christie’s programme of online-only sales continues to evolve with a further series of auctions that place an increased emphasis on the dialogue that exists between objects and artwork, artists and makers. Presented within engaging themes, each auction provides collectors with an opportunity to continue their exploration of the world through art and artefacts that transcend the limits of a category or a defined moment in history. These range from a sale that traces the development of portraiture as a genre to a survey of art that transports the viewer to a different time and place.An online selling exhibition titled Art to Wear will provide insight into artists who have created jewellery – portable artworks that adorn the body of the wearer [now live until 10 June]. Out of Office: Art That Transports [now live until 10 June] provides a selection of work to transcend the viewer from the current home environment, awakening a sense of the exotic. Get Art! A 20th Century Escape [28 May–11 June] will gather works of modern and contemporary art covering the period from 1900 to the present day with prices ranging from €100 to more than €100,000, including artists such as Hans Hartung, Niki de Saint Phalle, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Wilfredo Lam, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Paul Delvaux.
Face Time: People in Art through the Ages [2-23 June 2020] will offer examples of portraiture from the 1st century AD to the first half of the 20th Century, tracing the development of the genre by looking at the paintings and sculptures not only as a recording of the sitter but as a sociological observation. Art from the Kiln: Ceramics Across the Centuries [3-24 June] will demonstrate the vitality of the medium, offering a global perspective of how it developed from 500 BC to 2020.
Inspired by Nature – Fine and Decorative Arts [3-19 June] offers a poetic journey dedicated to the natural world.Modern Works on Paper and Prints [15 June–1 July] will unite the works on paper and print mediums, showcasing the breadth of artistic styles of Modern Masters from the 1880s to the 1960s. Defined by works with a strong modern aesthetic, it will feature examples by Pablo Picasso, Marc Chagall, Joan Miró and Francis Bacon, among others. Dialogues: Modern and Contemporary Art [26 June–14 July] will draw together a group of work that reflects the ongoing dialogue between contemporary artists and their predecessors. The auction will focus on artistic responses to periods of radical change across generation and geography.
Let There Be Light [24 June–14 July] will offer a selection of art and objects that bring light into the home, whether practically or poetically. Eureka! Scientific Breakthroughs of the 20th Century [24 June–16 July 2020] will present a journey through the scientific and technological breakthroughs that have formed the modern world, and the brilliant minds that lay behind them, including Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking, among others. Joie de vivre [30 June-17 July 2020] will offer a selection of colourful paintings and works on paper that evoke the spirit of the age in the setting of the French Riviera. Even in times of great historical turmoil and uncertainty, the lifestyle and the landscape fuelled several generations of European artists, who lived and worked there.

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Autodoc continues strong growth

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 6 Maggio 2020

Autodoc GmbH, benchmark in online sales of automotive spare parts in Europe, posted sales revenue of 165.5 million euros in the first quarter of 2020 (Q1 2019: 127.0 million euros). This corresponds to a rise in turnover of 30% compared with the same period a year earlier. Over the first three months, the product range was expanded and new and innovative customer solutions were introduced. Both aspects continue to form the main components of the growth strategy that the company plans to implement consistently over 2020. Established in 2008, the e-commerce retailer is profiting from its online-first strategy. The flexibility provided by a lean corporate structure without physical outlets, along with the pan-European approach have allowed the Berlin-based company to largely escape therestrictions currently imposed on fixed-outlet sales. Long-term growth through comprehensive range. The company’s long-term growth is based on the determined implementation of their growth strategy: This includes, first and foremost, the comprehensive product range of currently 2.5 million items. Autodoc thus offers its customers a comprehensive and growing range of car parts that everyone can afford. The associated services are being extended as well: Over the recent past these have included the launch of the “Autodoc Club” platform in the last quarter of 2019, along with the accompanying mobile app in February 2020. On this platform, Autodoc has bundled its digital services. At its core is a library of more than 2,500 video and PDF tutorials aimed at assisting customers with simple repairs to their own cars. The mobile app expands and complements the scope of functions on the online platform with a personal digital service logbook. Alongside the tutorials from the library, this includes, for example, the option of to track consumption of fuel and
other consumables. For 2020 as a whole, Autodoc plans to continue its growth by means of innovation and further optimisation of operational processes.

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Modern British Art Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 7 gennaio 2020

London – Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale on 21 January 2020 launches the 20th Century auction series in London and will be followed by the Modern British Art Day Sale and The Delighted Eye: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer on 22 and 23 January respectively. Highlights from the Evening Auction include Henry Moore’s Square Form, a rare surreal sculpture from 1936 (estimate: £3,000,000-5,000,000, illustrated above, left) and a recently discovered painting by L.S. Lowry. Bought directly from the artist and remaining in the same collection since then, The Mill, Pendlebury (1943, estimate: £700,000-1,000,000, illustrated above, right) has never been seen in public. Hero II (estimate: £350,000-450,000) by William Turnbull was created in 1958 and included by David Hockney in his portrait of the collectors Fred and Marcia Weisman, American Collectors (1968). One of three sculptures included in the composition, Hero II is being offered from the Collection of Richard L. Weisman. The Evening Auction will also feature early Modernist paintings by Ben Nicholson, John Piper, and Richard Lin alongside the Vorticists David Bomberg, William Roberts and Lawrence Atkinson. Two paintings by Howard Hodgkin from The Jeremy Lancaster Collection continue to illustrate the collector’s career-long support for the artist.The Modern British Art Day Sale, taking place on 22 January, will feature a selection of Modernist sculpture by artists including Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth and Elisabeth Frink. A series of postcards written by Lucian Freud to his then-girlfriend Felicity Hellaby provide intimate insight into the artist’s life and are offered with an estimate of £4,000-6,000. Further highlights illustrate the close relationships that existed between artists in London with Leon Kossoff’s Dalston Junction (1974, estimate: £60,000-80,000) which he gifted to Frank Auerbach in the 1970s and works by Peter Blake and Auerbach which were gifted to Joe Tilson.The Delighted Eye: Works from the Collection of Allen and Beryl Freer on 23 January features 80 works spanning British art throughout the 20th century. Allen Freer not only amassed a collection of 350 works altogether, but he wrote extensively on artists whose work he acquired, publishing volumes on John Nash and Keith Vaughan.

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Mayzent – Drug Insights, 2019 with Sales Forecasting to 2021

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 dicembre 2019

Mayzent – Drug Insight, 2019 report provides comprehensive information of the drug, Mayzent. It includes drugs overview, Mayzent mechanism of action, clinical trials, regulatory milestones, deals & Mayzent’s partnerships. It further provides Mayzent`s patents (US & EU)* and its API manufacturers details in the United States, Europe, China and India.It also features the historical and forecasted Mayzent sales till 2021. The report also throws light on Mayzent market competition and emerging therapies in the same space as Mayzent. Mayzent SWOT analysis is also featured. A comprehensive Mayzent overview including product description, regulatory milestones, clinical trials, deals and partnerships, have been elaborated in this report
Mayzent Patent information in United States (US) and Europe (EU) has been highlighted
Mayzent API manufacturers in United States, Europe, China and India
The report contains historical and forecasted Mayzent sales till 2021
Comprehensive coverage of the emerging therapies (Phase III) in the space where Mayzent operates including their product description, research and development activities, collaborations and licensing deals, drug mechanism and chemical information The report also features the Mayzent SWOT analysis

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U.S. Travel Agency 2019 Sales Continue to Run Ahead of Last Year

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 20 dicembre 2019

Airlines Reporting Corp. (ARC) announced today that U.S.-based travel agency sales for the first 11 months of 2019 are trending 2.33% ahead of the same period in 2018.* The consolidated dollar value of airline tickets sold so far in 2019 is $91.3 billion.In November 2019, agency sales decreased 3.3% compared to November 2018, totaling $6.9 billion vs. $7.1 billion. The average U.S. round-trip ticket price in November 2019 decreased to $496 from $498 compared to November 2018.The total number of passenger trips settled by ARC for U.S. travel agencies in November 2019 decreased by 3.1% to 21,389,331 from 22,078,570 compared to the same period last year. During the same period, U.S. domestic trips decreased by 2.3% while international passenger trips decreased by 4.5%.Electronic Miscellaneous Document (EMD)** sales in November 2019 totaled $6.8 million, a 14% increase compared to the same period in 2018. EMD transaction volume increased by 38% in November 2019 compared to November 2018.
An industry leader in air travel distribution and intelligence, ARC provides channel-agnostic tools and insights to help the global travel community connect, grow and thrive. ARC enables the diverse retailing strategies of its customers by providing flexible settlement solutions, innovative technology and access to the world’s most comprehensive air transaction dataset. In 2018, ARC settled $94.8 billion in transactions between airlines and travel agencies, representing more than 295 million passenger trips. For more information, please visit arccorp.com.

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2019 Cyber Monday Best Sales Day in Company History

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 14 dicembre 2019

StudentUniverse, the world’s leading travel booking service for students and youth, announced today its best Black Friday and Cyber Monday weekend ever. Cyber Monday 2019 (December 2) was the company’s best sales day ever, beating last year’s record by 24%.
Cyber Monday was a record-breaking day in more than just sales. The company helped customers save a record amount on flights with 4,942 promo code uses (up 15% YOY) and $200K in extra discounts (up 37% YOY). The increase in sales, savings and promo codes for students is due in part to great offers from partnering airlines.Black Friday (November 29) should not be overlooked, either. This year’s Black Friday was the 3rd best sales day in company history, beating out even previous Cyber Monday records. It was also the most tickets sold on a day that’s not Cyber Monday (up 27% YOY).
With such a high volume of tickets booked on these days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great days to see trends in student bookings. Here’s what students are booking for 2020: 53% of the bookings were one-way flights. Students book one-way flights to increase flexibility while traveling. The most-frequently booked regions on Cyber Monday included domestic flights within the US (up 15% YOY), US to Europe flights (+36%), Intra-europe (+211% YOY) and US to Asia (up 17% YOY). Students love traveling with friends: over 750 users who booked on Cyber Monday purchased 8 or more tickets.

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Modern British Art Evening and Day Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 26 Maggio 2019

London. Christie’s Modern British Art Evening Sale on 17 June 2019 will launch ‘20th Century at Christie’s’, a series of auctions that will take place in London from 17 to 26 June 2019. The sale will be led by Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man (Figure 8, The Bride) (1970, estimate: £2,000,000-3,000,000) which explores the complexity of the human figure, and Henry Moore’s Working Model for Standing Figure: Knife Edge (1961, estimate: £1,000,000-1,500,000), one of the most successful compositions of this period for Moore. The sale also includes works by British painters such as L. S. Lowry, Stanley Spencer, David Bomberg and William Roberts, as well as works from the Scottish Colourists Samuel John Peploe and John Duncan Fergusson. Paintings by Ben Nicholson and Roderic O’Conor also feature, offered from the collection of Drue Heinz.
The Modern British Art Day Sale will follow on 18 June. Highlights of the sale include 20 works offered from the estate of L. S. Lowry, a group of Elisabeth Frink sculptures from the collection of Mary Carswell, paintings by Franciszka Themerson, and an important group of early paintings by Frank Bowling from the collection of David Methuen Campbell. The third edition of Sculpture in the Square, an outdoor sculpture garden set within St James’s Square, London, is on view now until 17 June. It features 10 works that will be offered in the Modern British Art Evening Sale by Barbara Hepworth, Barry Flanagan, Henry Moore, Elisabeth Frink and Emily Young. Included are four works from a Private North American Collection, that have adorned an East Coast garden for decades. Estimates in the Modern British Art season range from £3,000 to £2,000,000, offering collectors of every level an opportunity to acquire pieces by the celebrated masters of the 20th century.

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Peaks Breaks Through GEICO’s 17 Millionth Policy Sales Goal

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 28 aprile 2019

The odds of GEICO selling its 17 millionth policy were far better than the one in 302,575,350 shot of winning the Mega Millions lottery. Even so, when Iowa City GEICO sales associate Ty’Shaye Peaks learned she had sold GEICO’s record-breaking 17 millionth policy, she was shocked. “It was like hitting the lottery, everyone in the company has been ecstatic about the sale, and knowing that I contributed to such a milestone has been overwhelming.” Peaks recently sold the policy during a conversation with a caller from Laredo, Texas. “She told me that she had compared all the options and chose to go with GEICO, not only because of the savings but because our process was quick and easy,” Peaks recalled.
“The entire Iowa office is excited about the 17 millionth policy being sold by one of our own,” said Iowa sales/service director Pete Rizzo. “Not only is this an accomplishment for Iowa, but also for all of GEICO. I’m looking forward to the great growth the company has ahead.”Peaks joined GEICO two years ago, starting just months before the company’s 16 millionth policy was sold. Complete customer satisfaction is the goal Peaks set for herself, one that GEICO associates strive to achieve each day. The role Peaks has played in GEICO history has served to reinforce that mission.“I love being a part of the sales team. Every day, we are letting customers know about all the good things about GEICO, and they are listening,” she said. “I’m excited about the opportunities that GEICO has for me in the future.”

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FSD Pharma Receives Cannabis Sales License from Health Canada

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 23 aprile 2019

FSD Pharma Inc. (CSE:HUGE) (OTCQB:FSDDF) (FRA:0K9) (“FSD” or the “Company”), announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary FV Pharma Inc. has received its Sale for Medical Purposes license to sell cannabis under the Cannabis Act (Canada). The license went into effect on April 18, 2019.The license allows the current FSD facility to supply and sell cannabis products. The company anticipates receiving the amended sales license that will include the sale of dried and fresh cannabis flower in the near future.Dr. Raza Bokhari, Executive Co-Chairman and CEO congratulated the FSD Pharma team, shareholders and stakeholders on this much anticipated achievement. Dr. Bokhari stated, “Our sales license is a key development for FSD Pharma and a huge success and step forward for our Cobourg Facility.” “We have achieved this milestone thanks to the efforts of our dedicated team. We are exceptionally proud of this achievement and look forward to accelerating our efforts,” commented Dr. Sara May, President of FV Pharma Inc.Zeeshan Saeed, President and Founder, added, “The granting of our sales license allows FSD to serve the growing medicinal use markets in Canada. We intend to quickly scale up production at our current facility, while continuing to build out the plant to add additional grow capacity. In addition, our sales license opens the door for our partner Canntab Therapeutics to commence sales of its suite of novel cannabis oral dose delivery platforms, including CBD and THC capsules, in Canada and global markets. We expect that this will provide an immediate benefit to both parties, since FSD is entitled to a share of Canntab’s revenue from sales as a result of the collaboration and profit sharing agreement that we entered into this past fall.” Anthony Durkacz, Founder and Executive Co-Chairman of the board speaking on behalf of the FSD Pharma Board of Directors stated, “We are proud of the leadership at FSD Pharma. This industry is transforming very rapidly and the leadership has positioned the company well to generate top tier revenue from our medicinal grade cannabis production.”

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Christie’s: The Collector London Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 21 ottobre 2018

London London – Christie’s will present the autumn edition of The Collector sales on 13 and 14 November in London; an array of decorative arts and furniture ranging across: English Furniture, Clocks & Works of Art; European Furniture, Works of Art & Ceramics, and Silver & 19th Century Furniture, Sculpture & Works of Art.In celebration of the diverse styles and origins of the pieces within the auctions, Christie’s has partnered with avid collector and aesthete Mark-Francis Vandelli, a television personality known for his eccentric and exacting taste, to curate his selection of the sales within The Collector preview, open to the public from 9 to 12 November at the London King Street Galleries.Bringing theatricality and flair to Christie’s sale rooms, Mark-Francis has designed a series of film set-style vignettes; a Manhattan penthouse, a Parisian hôtel particulier and a Roman palazzo. Selected not only in recognition of their status as centres of cultural enlightenment, the recreation of interiors from the three iconic cities reflect the formative locations in which Mark-Francis developed his own aesthetic and appreciation for decorative arts.Orlando Rock, Christie’s UK Chairman and Co-Chairman of Decorative Arts: “Mark-Francis has an eye for the exquisite – and a natural flair that allows him to pick and choose objects across genres, freeing them from their historical shackles of period and place to combine them with panache and style. Mark-Francis’s playfulness and sense of fun dominate in creating very personal, liveable and fresh interiors that are characteristically international. His lifelong love affair with works of art began with auction viewings throughout his childhood – and as a regular visitor to Christie’s and admirer of ‘The Collector’ auctions of decorative arts, we were thrilled when Mark-Francis agreed to work with us to curate three innovative rooms which are representative of the diverse range of styles and periods of objects available in this series of sales. We look forward to welcoming the public to view and enjoy Mark-Francis’s creations in person during the pre-sale exhibition from 9 to 12 November.” Mark-Francis Vandelli: “This collaboration with Christie’s presented a unique opportunity for me to do something entirely different. By creating a series of imposing film sets based on three different cities, we are able to present typically 18th and 19th century works against diverse and unexpected backdrops. These playful, temporary structures allude to the many chapters in these decorative objects’ lives, which will often see them travelling across cultures and continents to new homes, adopted and interpreted each time in a new fashion.”

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InsideSales.com Debuts Next Generation AI Sales Platform

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 settembre 2018

InsideSales.com, the No. 1 AI platform for sales and business growth, today unveiled a new version of its product featuring Collective Intelligence (CI) insights into 200 million global buyer profiles and billions of sales interactions. The new platform delivers predictive and prescriptive insights that optimize all five major phases of the sales process, helping sales professionals build a larger pipeline and close more deals. It also features the all new NeuralMap™, an Amazon-like feature that discovers net new contacts with intelligence from other vendors that sold complementary products into the same target companies. Unlike legacy CRM Systems of Engagement, InsideSales.com delivers a true System of Growth that exclusively combines AI with Collective Intelligence to inform better buying experiences, increase sales efficiency, and drive predictable growth for companies of every size.Suaad Sait, President of Growth and Products at InsideSales explains, “We believe sales is only effective and efficient when it is informed by the behavior of like-minded buyers. Just like Amazon provides ‘People Who Viewed This, Also Viewed That’ insights, we help sales professionals find the most likely buyers for their products. By leveraging our exclusive Collective Intelligence into more than 120 billion global buyer interactions, we are the only company providing accurate and actionable insights to prioritize and close more deals.”

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BMW Group U.S. Reports August 2018 Sales

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 8 settembre 2018

Sales of BMW brand vehicles increased one percent in August 2018 for a total of 23,789, compared to 23,553 vehicles sold in August 2017. Year-to-date, the BMW brand is up 2.3 percent on sales of 199,157 vehicles compared to 194,604 sold in the first eight months of 2017.“Such a contrast from last August when we were sending relief to Texas and Louisiana as they struggled in the aftermath of the hurricane. This time, a calmer August was again a strong month for our X models which accounted for almost 54% of BMW sales in the U.S.,” said Bernhard Kuhnt, President and CEO, BMW of North America. “With more than 100,000 X models sold in the first eight months of the year we expect the BMW Sports Activity Vehicles to continue leading the way, especially once the all-new, fourth generation X5 goes on sale later this fall.” BMW’s lineup of Sports Activity Vehicles accounted for 53.6 percent of BMW brand sales in August 2018. For the fifth consecutive month, the BMW X3 was the top-selling BMW model in the U.S.

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Online Sales to Drive Half of Retail Growth in Western Europe

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 3 agosto 2018

Over the next five years, online sales will drive almost half of retail growth in Western Europe. Italy and Spain will see the fastest online sales growth.By 2023, 21% of non-grocery retail sales will be online, up from 13% in 2017. Grocery will be one of the fastest-growing online retail categories.This promising outlook emerges from a new forecast released today by Forrester. The analysis details growth for 22 product categories across 17 countries in Western Europe, with historical online category sales going back to 2002.“We are seeing an increasing consumer confidence that is driving retail sales growth,” says Principal Analyst Michael O’Grady. “In 2017, the European Union economy grew at its fastest pace in a decade. Western European retail sales will grow by 2.8% in 2018. In addition to the consumer confidence, employment rates haven’t been seen so high since the 2008 banking crisis. As expected, online is playing an ever-increasing role in the mix.”Online-only retailers grew their sales faster than the online retail market as they drive much of their sales from marketplaces.“Marketplaces help consumers to research and buy products but also provide payment and fulfilment services to retailers to allow them to expand both domestically and internationally,” explains Mr O’Grady. “Amazon continues to grow faster that the online retail markets across much of Western Europe. We are also seeing AliExpress grow its presence in Europe, most notably in Spain and Italy.”
Forrester expects that more and more retailers will partner with and sell through marketplaces in the future as the boundaries between physical retail stores and marketplaces start to blur.
Meanwhile, many brick-and-mortar retailers, notably in the UK, saw online sales grow and offline sales contract. One-third of UK non-grocery retailing will be online by 2023.To talk to our analysts to understand where the retail market is going, and which strategies companies should put in place to drive revenue growth, please contact Chiara Carella, Public Relations Europe,

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