Sales Volume Down, Prices Up in First Quarter of 2015

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) April 23, 2015 Tim J. Gullicksen of Zephyr Realty says the big news for the first quarter of 2015 is that sales volumes have dropped precipitously compared to the fourth quarter of 2014. Also, prices edged up even higher. According to the San Francisco Association of Realtors, there were 41 ...

NSF International Develops New Traceable Down Standard

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (PRWEB) January 12, 2015 In response to growing consumer and industry concern about animal welfare and responsible sourcing of down for apparel and bedding, independent public health organization NSF International developed the new Global Traceable Down Standard, representing the strongest public animal welfare standard available to companies that use duck or goose ...

Ebola crisis showing no signs of slowing down in Sierra Leone; What are the consequences for companies operating in Africa?

Ebola crisis showing no signs of slowing down in Sierra Leone; What are the consequences for companies operating in Africa?
London (PRWEB UK) 17 December 2014 The World Health Organization believes that since February 2014, there have been nearly 18,000 reported Ebola cases and more than 6,000 deaths. According to Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, speed of response is the key to ending the Ebola epidemic, mostly ...

APT Index: Super Saturday Weekend Retail Sales Down [-1.7%], Based on Data from Sales Registers Nationwide

WASHINGTON, D.C. (PRWEB) December 30, 2014 Applied Predictive Technologies (APT) today announced that in-store sales for Super Saturday Weekend were down [-1.7%]*, according to data from the APT Index of U.S. same-store retail sales. Patrick O’Reilly, APT President and COO, said, “The Saturday before Christmas, known as Super Saturday, is becoming of greater interest ...