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EU Referendum | UK retail sales | DHL helps fashion retailers export

UK to vote on 'Brexit'
UK set to vote on whether to stay in European Union

Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the UK will vote on whether to remain in the European Union on Thursday 23 June 2016.

With the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) saying 55 per cent of members back staying in a reformed EU, the EU referendum will be a hot topic for debate at the BCC Annual Conference, which takes place on Thursday 3 March 2016. For more information about the event, or to register to attend, visit

Regardless of what decision is made, DHL will always help to connect UK businesses with buyers around the world.


January retail sales good news for UK business

Total sales volumes for British retail sales in January rose 2.3 per cent compared to December, according to the Office for National Statistics. This is the largest monthly increase since December 2013 and is higher than the 0.8 per cent expected increase.

The rise in sales, likely due to post-Christmas discounts and an increase in entertainment and leisure spend, is great news for UK economic growth.

Alan Clarke, an economist at Scotiabank, commented: “Overall, the main engine of growth in the UK economy, consumer spending, is still firing on all cylinders.”

Impressive January sales stats

Growth via e-commerce
DHL supports fashion industry growth through e-commerce

Last weekend, DHL proudly helped Canadian Designer – and DHL Exported winner – Sid Neigum bring his wares to London for the first time.

The DHL Exported programme offers business strategy advice, PR and social media support to selected designers to help expand their business. Milan-based designer Francesca Liberatore, who won Cycle One of DHL Exported, says she saw a 400 per cent increase in e-commerce sales with DHL’s support.

At DHL, we understand the challenges of e-commerce and we’re already helping many leading fashion retailers grow their international online sales.


Thursday 25 February 2016

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