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Compared with previous surveys, field sales lagged inside sales by a greater amount this year (6% in 2015 vs. an insignificant 2% difference in 2014). Median growth among field sales dominated companies slightly lagged inside sales dominated companies (by 6% points), but led internet sales by 8% points. Channel sales dominated companies grew significantly faster, though the data is sparse. Mixed also performed well.


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