Peak season is approaching |The Garlic Farm tickles EU taste buds | Retail boost in July

Posted on 22/08/2019 by DHL Express

Are you prepared for peak?

With the summer holidays in full swing, November feels some way off – but peak season is fast approaching. Are you prepared? A recent DHL customer survey found that 65 per cent of respondents said they only plan one or two months ahead. Don’t miss out because of last minute planning, we’re here to help with our top tips.

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Isle of Wight-based garlic farm sees demand for products across EU

Last weekend, the Isle of Wight Garlic Festival took place celebrating one of the UK’s most loved vegetables and popular ingredients across the world. The garlic at the festival was grown by the award-winning The Garlic Farm – a third-generation farming business that is finding success across Europe all due to its original range of around 60 garlic-based food and drink products. The company has secured more than £20,000 worth of sales to Germany, Sweden and Denmark over the last year alone.

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Sales in department stores rose in July

For the first time in 2019, sales in department stores rose according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS). The boost in sales was attributed to a jump in online sales, the ONS data recorded a 6.9 per cent increase in internet sales. Gabriella Dickens, Assistant Economist at Capital Economics, said: “The rise in retail sales in July was encouraging and supports our view that the economy has picked up in [the third quarter].”

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