COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a management/research/sales etc team
▪ The design team has come up with a few ideas.
a peace/climate/sales etc conference
▪ an international climate conference in Sweden
a sales forecast
▪ The gloomy sales forecast sparked rumours that the company would be making job cuts.
a sales target
▪ I’m confident we will meet our sales target by the end of the year.
an advertising/marketing/sales campaign
▪ The store ran a television advertising campaign just before Christmas.
bank/sales/project etc manager
▪ She’s now assistant marketing manager for the south east area.
▪ one of our regional managers
bill of sale
car boot sale
export sales/figures (=the total number of products that are sold to other countries)
▪ Export sales exceeded 50% of the company’s total turnover.
▪ Hong Kong is a major trading power, with annual export figures rivalling those of Germany.
point of sale
▪ Under the new law, cigarette advertising will only be allowed at the point of sale.
▪ Cisco Systems posted record profits and sales for the third fiscal quarter.
▪ We’ve put the house on the market and we’re hoping for a quick sale.
▪ Retail sales fell by 1.3% in January.
sales and marketing
▪ a career in sales and marketing
▪ We exceeded our target sales figures.
▪ It’s difficult to look at the cars without getting the sales patter.
▪ an aggressive salesman with a fast-talking sales pitch
sales tax (=a tax on things you buy)
▪ We have to pay 15% sales tax on everything we buy.
withdraw sth from sale/from the market
▪ The drug has been withdrawn from the market for further tests.
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
▪ The company reports 2000 annual sales of $ 4 million and $ 5.6 million cash on hand.
▪ The best-selling Super Mario game already has annual sales of around £2.7 million.
▪ It is now the leading ice cream company in the nation with annual sales of nearly $ 1 billion.
▪ These presentation were made during the annual sales conference.
▪ Single premiums sales have since dwindled. Annual premium sales fell 24 percent.
▪ Cointreau is slightly smaller with annual sales in the region of £300 million.
▪ More bad news is expected next week when the government discloses March retail sales which may have declined by up to 0.8 p.c.
▪ They already generate $ 477 million in retail sales every year in Florida.
▪ It shows that only 50 per cent of retail sales goes through specialist sports retailers.
▪ In the quarter ended December, retail sales by value were up 4. 8 percent from a year earlier.
▪ Final retail sales data for August, published today, will test the accuracy of the provisional 0.4 percent growth rate.
▪ The government reported this week that retail sales were weak in December.
▪ In December, admittedly, consumer confidence fell to its lowest for two years and retail sales were much weaker than expected.
▪ The Central Statistical Office will release retail sales figures for the all-important month of December tomorrow.
▪ Selected industries have also been able to secure extra depreciation in proportion to any increase in the share of exports in their total sales.
▪ Like-for-like sales at Superdrug were up 5.6 per cent, while total sales were up 8.4 per cent.
▪ N is a function of total annual sales, S, and the quantity ordered on each order, Q: 3.
▪ Thanks to recession, total domestic sales of personal computers fell by 8% in the year to March.
▪ In December, total imported vehicle sales increased 22. 1 percent to 38, 861 units, the association said.
▪ The total value of sales is £80 million so far.
▪ This brought total sales of the album, which was released in 1995, to 11. 6 million.
▪ The rules in the sale agreement governing the completion accounts should cover the main areas listed below.
▪ There are sales agreements in force, however.
▪ For the purchaser's lawyer, it is a useful basis from which to start preparing the draft sale agreement.
▪ This did not apply to credit sale agreements for under £30.
▪ The restrictive covenant in a sale agreement protects goodwill whereas restrictive covenants given by employees protect the employer and employee relationship.
▪ This may be in addition to any de minimis provisions negotiated by the vendor in the sale agreement.
▪ Second, credit under a conditional sale agreement.
▪ The purchaser will incorporate an express right of set-off in the sale agreement.
▪ The remarks followed a court case in which a couple admitted selling counterfeit software at car boot sales.
▪ Market stalls, car boot sales and one-day sales are popular selling grounds.
▪ Voice over Anyone considering selling counterfeit goods at car boot sales could face two years in prison or unlimited fines.
▪ Overall complaints about car boot sales have risen from virtually nil to around ten a week in just two years.
▪ A car boot sale at Boxted Airfield has also been called off.
▪ In addition to car boot sales, officers had visited shops selling tobacco and drink.
▪ Maybe they're having Acid House parties or car boot sales.
▪ As Christmas approaches goods like these are turning up at one day sales, car boot sales and market stalls.
▪ Treasury chiefs are furious at the move that more than wipes out the benefits of the scrapping of the car sales tax.
▪ Chrysler dipped 3 / 4 to 55; the company said car sales last month fell 8 %.
▪ The move could also lead to an acceleration in the sports car sales.
▪ The latest monthly decline comes despite a new government-sponsored incentive program introduced in October to boost car sales.
▪ In the first 20 days of December, car sales were 30% higher than over the same period in 1991.
▪ With the country now in recession and the drop in new car sales accelerating quickly, Lamont has few options.
▪ The usual opposition has been put up by the sales contingent in the form of Jim Cavalier, the sales director.
▪ Robert Beard, Batsford's sales director, left the company in December.
▪ He joined the company in 1986 as sales director, having previously held top position with other well-known house builders.
▪ Jean's boss decided to bring him into the business as a sales director.
▪ They have directors, sales directors and shareholders, and they broadcast to make money.
▪ The two dealers who achieved the least impressive sales figures by the end of the week would temporarily be made into runners.
▪ Today, major chain stores and automakers are slated to release December sales figures.
▪ The reliability of sales figures, record charts and air play statistics is notoriously suspect.
▪ Was the new design perhaps unconsciously modelled on the Sun newspaper, in an effort to achieve similar sales figures?
▪ The goA of this policy was to use fear to drive sales figures steadily upward.
▪ The first set of sales figures suggests that consumers are very responsive to this idea of fair trade.
▪ For a man as obsessed with sales figures and chart position as Jackson is, the numbers must have been devastating.
▪ We had to say farewell to an outstanding sales force, under Tony Ferrary, at the end of November.
▪ The complete retail sales force attended the conference where presentations were made covering all aspects of selling.
▪ But with the new sales force, this is to change.
▪ The Journal hears that an announcement on the sales force will be made internally this Monday and will not be made public.
▪ Its newly established corporate sales force is intended only to drum up demand among the Fortune 1000.
▪ But unlike many computer-makers, Compaq makes all its sales through dealers, rather than by using its own sales force.
▪ Seminars, including practical paint spraying demonstrations aimed at sales forces, technical and customer services personnel were held in April.
▪ I've had finds in jumble sales and rescued recherché items out of skips.
▪ Their clothes were hardly fit for a jumble sale.
▪ The ties all looked as if they came from a jumble sale.
▪ I bought it at a church jumble sale.
▪ Lucker emerges from this domestic jumble sale debris sporting a four-pack.
▪ Mrs Thomlinson was to do with the church, soon on the flower rota, a willing hand at jumble sales.
▪ His neighbour was the sales manager of the Midland Bank in Sheffield.
▪ One manager reported that most of their competitors spent more money in training the salespeople than the sales managers.
▪ She is pictured in Burston's impressive reception area with cattle sales manager for East Anglia,.
▪ Executive sales manager Bob Bline says he would be disappointed with an occupancy rate less than 100 percent.
▪ Yet, other sales managers were one of the gang, and you say, Wait a minute-why is it different?
▪ The sales pitch is a wonderful movie moment.
▪ The sales pitch can be so slick that many consumers don't even realize they have bought magazines until the bill arrives.
▪ Personally I think this is another of his sales pitches.
▪ The analogy of the sales pitch is revealing, for advertisers do not promote their product merely by providing information about it.
▪ Don't give them a sales pitch because there is nothing more irritating.
▪ None of this is likely to stop a flurry of sales pitches from mutual-fund salespeople.
▪ Many of us are too polite to resist their pressure and we end up sacrificing our time to their sales pitch.
▪ Yadda, yadda, enough with the sales pitch and on to the point.
▪ Strangest of all was what happened to the sale price of the dollar.
▪ The sale price was reported to be $ 500 million.
▪ The sale price matters little in these circumstances.
▪ The real estate market in the fire zone is slow, and the ultimate sales prices are discouraging.
▪ Galliford completed 150 houses in East Anglia, with the average sale price increasing from £42,000 to £56,000.
▪ Once the desired sales price is deter-mined, a desired amount will be deducted from the sales price for profit.
▪ But the final sale price was still pounds more than it had been in normal trading the month before.
▪ The principals in the deal declined during a news conference in Manhattan to answer questions about the sale price.
▪ While all customs duties accrued to the federal government, it received only about one-third of total sales tax revenue in 1985.
▪ Others have proposed replacing the federal income tax with something else entirely, such as a national sales tax.
▪ By militant diktat no Kashmiri pays income or sales tax nor electricity or water bills.
▪ However it does not levy a general sales tax; sales taxes are the bread and butter of most state governments.
▪ As far as the consumer is concerned this is just the same as a 15 percent sales tax.
▪ They will report back the general sentiment on sales tax, gross receipts tax, business transaction tax.
▪ I have to add about 4 cents in sales tax.
▪ And there is no sales tax and no retail markup.
▪ The A&R person's job doesn't end with handing over the record to the marketing, promotion and sales teams.
▪ These smaller sales teams will also dent new premium sales.
▪ Franklin employ their own teacher sales team to give advice and support to schools starting to use their products.
▪ And the ground remains very fertile for a good sales team to farm.
▪ Cheryl also handles all car phone arrangements for the sales team, negotiating rates with the phone companies.
▪ Let's return to the example of our sales team, which now has a manager and a chief sales executive.
▪ All the television company's sales teams are based in London, where 90 percent of the advertising comes from.
▪ On Friday it reported higher than expected full year sales.
▪ The company expects to complete both sales by the end of next month, said Richard Allen, chairman.
▪ This sector was the most optimistic about the near-term outlook, expecting much stronger sales in April.
▪ The company is expected to log quarterly sales of about $ 50 million, analysts said.
▪ Both the Husqvarnas and Husabergs are expected to go on sale within weeks.
▪ They were expected to build sales and marketing programs for their unit consistent with the branch strategy.
▪ Analysts had expected hardware sales to rise as much as 18 percent to $ 12. 5 billion.
▪ On September 14 and 15 the staff and friends of Greenbank hold a big sale of unusual bulbs for discerning gardeners.
▪ Many wait till the last minute, hoping that the airline will hold a sale and lower fares.
▪ Tennants, of Harmby Road, Leyburn, will hold the mid-week sale tomorrow.
▪ Why not have the children hold a bake sale?
▪ It was held that his sale of his old car was not in the course of his business.
▪ Federated will not hold a liquidation sale at the Richmond store, as it has been doing at other closing Emporiums.
▪ These are also the areas in which Sotheby's has held its two sales so far in Berlin.
▪ The Corcoran Gallery of Art is holding a tag sale.
▪ Layout and design can make a great difference in increasing sales.
▪ In August, the company announced net profit for the year ended June 30 rose 75 percent on increased sales.
▪ The company also expects to increase its sales in the aviation fuel nozzle servicing business.
▪ The company today increased its sales estimate for 1996 for its storage products for computer linked on networks, its newest business.
▪ It's no use increasing sales by £500 if the campaign itself cost £1000!
▪ The profit margin rose on productivity improvements and increased sales of higher-margin on-site industrial gas plants.
▪ Bowater said the deal would improve earnings this year and increase its sales of coated films and papers to £500 million.
▪ Savings in interest expenses are expected to increase return on sales to 8. 7 percent.
▪ In marketing a sale of rather little-known works, too, there may be some explanatory text.
▪ My background is in marketing and sales.
▪ In the real world of business, marketing and sales people do not treat customers as resistors.
▪ They offered the maisonettes for sale at a peppercorn price, less than £2,000.
▪ Kizziar, for one, was against offering public sale of passes, citing the logistics problem.
▪ Both were offered for sale during the 1820s although, by the 1850s, they were apparently run together.
▪ Any contracts won on an exclusive basis could affect the price at which it is offered for sale.
▪ This is when, under positions of market shortage of liquidity, discount houses are invited to offer eligible instruments for sale.
▪ Player For Sale: A player is offered for sale to you and the other two managers.
▪ It is offered for sale by estate agents Knight, Frank and Rutley who expect it to fetch between £1m and £2m.
▪ The first houses are being offered for sale at between £32,500 and £48,000.
▪ The Mintel report predicted sales would more than double again by the end of 2000.
▪ Lloyds reported fiscal 1995 sales of 1. 08 billion pounds, a 15. 1 percent rise over the year earlier.
▪ Stores posted healthy gains after reporting lively post-Christmas sales.
▪ Data General reported strong sales of its CLARiiON data storage systems.
▪ Tour operators have reported brisk sales since the New Year as people rush to book their annual holiday in the sun.
▪ S., reported that its auto sales rose 11 % last year to 98, 700 units.
▪ Vlasic reported grocery product sales of Dollars 287m last year, compared with Dollars 480m in sales from frozen foods.
▪ Even retail giant CompUSA reported less-than-expected sales in December.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
close a deal/sale/contract etc
▪ He talks and talks, compromises and compromises, until he closes a deal.
▪ I enjoy closing a deal 5a.
▪ I told her not to come back until she closed a deal.
▪ In the heart of the city, Bob Scott is further still from closing a deal.
▪ Many will offer low-interest loans, tax breaks or whatever else it takes to close a deal.
▪ Why, then, are some salespeople reluctant to close a sale?
high-pressure sales/selling methods etc
lost sales/business/earnings etc
▪ A private parking garage in one building has lost business.
▪ Damaged stock means lost sales, and lost sales mean less profit.
▪ Foot-and-mouth has already cost £51million in lost sales of livestock.
▪ It's thought to have cost the Dickens and Jones department store £100,000 in lost business.
▪ It was estimated that the disruption cost retailers around £5m in lost sales.
▪ When Bogdanov refused, Mr Goddard said he intended to charge the company at least £1,650 to cover lost sales.
EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
▪ a craft sale
▪ All the Christmas sales start right after Thanksgiving.
▪ Amelia bought her jacket at a sale for twenty dollars.
▪ an exhibit and sale of Chinese art
▪ Deb's biggest sale today was a guitar for $500.
▪ I got this coat for half price in the January sales.
▪ The bookstore across the street is having a sale.
▪ There's going to be a sale at Macy's next week.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ Five further drawings were purchased after the sale from dealers, again with outside support.
▪ Huizenga was expected to announce the details of the sale Thursday afternoon at news conference at Pro Player Stadium.
▪ In addition to the conference, a one day sales training course was held the day before.
▪ Last year saw half of privately-held Tivoli's revenues come from sales of Tivoli Works, the framework, toolkits and services.
▪ The company declined to give a timetable for the sale.
▪ The declaration exposed him to accusations of hypocrisy after each revelation of arms sales to dubious regimes.
▪ The emphatic answer is that it is not a contract of sale.
▪ Toll Brothers Inc., a builder of luxury homes, is seeing a rapid rise in its sales.