QITO Q3 2019 | Bestselling apples | Preparing for Christmas

Posted on 20/11/2019 by DHL Express

Quarterly International Trade Outlook for Q3 2019 is released

In partnership with DHL, the British Chambers of Commerce has released its latest Quarterly International Trade Outlook (QITO) for July to September 2019. The QITO report gives a better understanding of new markets and the international opportunities they can create for British businesses.

Shannon Diett, VP of Marketing, DHL Express UK, said: “Despite [the challenging business environment], efforts made by businesses to maintain focus on expansion have translated into an encouraging rise in the Trade Confidence Index.”

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The apple set for global success

A new American-born apple is predicted to become a global bestseller, hitting shelves in the US and then overseas in early 2020. The Cosmic Crisp is said to be sweet, crisp and juicy with a previously unheralded shelf life of up to a year if kept chilled.

More than 467,000 boxes are predicted to be shipped before the end of the year, rising to two million in 2020 and 5.6 million by 2021.

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Preparing for the business of Christmas

Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the festive period as a whole mean that late November and December is the busiest, and for many the most relentless, time of the year. Christmas may come once a year, but successfully capitalising on it should be part of a wider, yearlong business strategy.

From increased stock levels to festive freighting, there’s lots to take into consideration around this time. Read our top tips to navigating the business of Christmas as an SME.

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