SMALL RETAILERS OUTPACING OVERALL RETAIL SALES GROWTH   Latest MasterCard SpendingPulse™ for Small Business Report Shows Smaller Retailers Up 2.7% in February; Widest Growth Margin Against Overall Retail in 7 Months  Tweet this news: #MasterCard #SpendingPulse & @WellsFargo report small retailers outpace overall #retail sales growth; up 2.7% in Feb http://bit.ly/15vJXd6 PURCHASE, N.Y., and SAN FRANCISCO – [March 21, 2013] …
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New macroeconomic report identifies consumer spending trends and overall retail performance in Brazil; provides analysis of supermarket, household and consumer goods, clothing and construction materials industries  Highly accurate monthly report is available earlier than any other industry source  To share this report on Facebook or Twitter, use #SpendingPulse and #euusodebito São Paulo, February 26, 2013 …
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MasterCard survey shows Canadians come to their senses for this holiday Toronto, February 13, 2013 – The overwhelming majority of Canadians prefer to trust their senses and shop for chocolates, flowers, intimate apparel and jewelery in brick and mortar stores rather than online stores, according to a poll conducted by MasterCard Canada. Even when purchasing …
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Sarah Quinlan, new head of Market Insights at MasterCard Advisors, says falling off the fiscal cliff didn’t hurt as much as it could have, but we’re not out of the woods just yet.  What merchants should keep in mind right now, and the new crisis congress is trying to avert.  Plus, Africa  is on the …
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People are starting to learn about the cost of cash – to make, secure and destroy it.  There are also social costs in the way that it excludes people from the financial mainstream.  In this edition of Morning Brew, we talk about the range of benefits of e-Commerce: from simple convenience to financial inclusion.  Plus, …
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