The majority (59 percent) of British retail decision-makers consider the US to be the most important retail e-commerce market, despite the fact that less than half (44 per cent) of UK retailers currently sell to the US.
Mauricio Munguia, head of Latin America Desk at Santander UK, gives his views on the main opportunities and challenges that the Mexican export market offers.
A report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research and World First examined the case for why SMEs should be exporting, exploring both the untapped opportunities and barriers.
Trade secretary Liam Fox’s comments criticising British business as “too lazy and too fat" have caused quite a stir. And, while he was wrong for saying that, his “duty to export” words should spark UK entrepreneurs into international life.
Clearly, responsible businesses operating around the world face challenges. Yet, it is important for established businesses to continue operating even in countries torn apart by conflict and political instability, opening employment opportunities and offering hope of normality for people.
As part of his campaign to develop strong trading ties between the US and UK, London mayor Sadiq Khan’s department has found that the British capital is the leading global city for foreign investment from Chicago.
Following Liam Fox's speech about Brits needing to stop thinking about exporting as an opportunity and start thinking of it as a duty, LinkedIn's latest research found the UK is losing out to rivals in terms of international sales.
With the Amazon Growing Business Awards taking place on Wednesday 30 November 2016, now is the perfect time to look back over some of the previous winners – specifically the champions of the exporting category.
Attempting to make its presence at New York Fashion Week one to remember, Ralph Lauren introduced a runway-to-retail concept to showcase its women’s September collection and simultaneously made the goods available for sale worldwide.
Led by a government drive, exporting has been steadily creeping up the news agenda and now sits at the top of "to do" lists of businesses of all sizes. The message is clear: to achieve fast and sustainable growth, firms need to enter new markets. But where to start?
A digitally enabled global market, better access to funding and increased support for entrepreneurs is good news for growing businesses. But the reality of expanding to new places can also be littered with hidden challenges.
Visiting a company’s website, only to discover it possesses no social media channels, can be frustrating and bewildering in this day and age. And for firms looking for global growth, the trend of digital export is one that should be grasped with two hands.