More than 20% of UK retail sales took place online in February, as consumers moved more spending to the internet

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More than 20% of UK retail sales took place online in February, continuing evidence of a shift towards new patterns of buying, according to just-published figures from the British Retail Consortium. But while online sales of non-food products grew by 10.7% in February and drove all sales growth during the (more…)

Online sales rose in December, compared to the previous year, but fell compared to the previous month:ONS


The Christmas online shopping peak happened earlier this year, thanks to the increasing popularity of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, ONS figures suggest. Up until last year, Cyber Monday was regarded as the biggest pre-Christmas day for online sales, as shoppers bought far enough ahead to ensure timely delivery. But (more…)

Rainy weather and convenience drew shoppers online this Christmas – but overall retail spending remained flat

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Rainy weather and greater convenience tempted more shoppers online to buy this Christmas, retail sales figures out today from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) suggest. Ecommerce enjoyed a double digit sales rise in December – while store sales fell. Non-food online sales grew by 15.1% in December 2015, compared to (more…)