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Salesforce (NYSE: CRM), the global leader in CRM, today released its 2019 Holiday Shopping Report, revealing the trends, data and insights brands and retailers need to prepare for the 2020 holiday shopping season. Overall, Salesforce data shows an 8 percent increase in digital spend over the 2019 shopping season, with $723 billion in digital revenue worldwide.

UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today the findings of a survey which captures current shipping behaviors and trends among small and medium businesses in the UAE and across the GCC. The results highlight that 82% of participating SMBs export either regularly or intermittently, which reveals that most of them are heavily dependent on trade as the primary channel for revenue generation.

A new survey by Bayt.com and YouGov focuses on current trends in employee attraction, retention, and engagement from both the employee and employer perspectives. The survey revealed that the three top drivers of employee attraction are ‘salary and compensation’ (66% of respondents), ‘workplace environment’ (53%) and ‘long-term job security’ (50%). The least important factors reportedly are ‘aesthetics of the company’ such as the logo and website design (13%) and ‘media presence’ (13%).