Mobile phones sales down in 2012

In 2012, a total of 1.75 billion mobile phones were sold, a decline of 1.7% from 2011, according to the research firm Gartner. It is the first fall in sales since 2009.

Cigarette sales down in Andalucia

Sales of cigarettes in Andalucia during the first half of the year have fallen by 13.86% compared to the same period in 2011. At the same time, sales of cigars have risen by 23.21%, rolling tobacco has risen by 18.51% and pipe tobacco sales are up 13.34%.

Shops hoping for good Christmas after poor autumn

Shops in Málaga, particularly those involved in textiles, are hoping to attract customers with special offers for the Christmas period after suffering an estimated 20 to 30 per cent drop in sales in recent months due to the exceptionally good weather.

FACUA begins campaign to denounce sales fraudsters

The Consumers in Action organisation FACUA has now launched a campaign to encourage people to denounce retailers engaging in sharp practices during the sales period, once again setting up a web page for this purpose.

Too many sales and for too long

Summer sales, winter sales, Christmas sales, New Year sales; there always seem to be sales of one sort or another. Halfway through the ‘summer sale’ and many businesses in Andalucia would like to see a change, with such sales only lasting 15 days or perhaps one month.