This year’s RetailX Brand Index, published in association with Amazon Pay, is now available.
The index 2019, now in its third year, ranks the top 250 direct-selling retail brands from across the 32 countries of European Economic Area, plus Switzerland.
A fifth of Halfords sales took place online in its latest full year, while almost a quarter were sales made in connection with an in-store service. But the costs of equipping the retailer for a cross channel future, combined with a mild winter and weak consumer confidence, led to a 24% drop in full-year profits, despite a modest growth in sales
Halfords is proving the worth of its store network as it combines online and the store to drive a small lift in full-year sales growth. However the costs of looking to future ways of selling gave a significant hit to profits during the year.
Topps Tiles and Shoe Zone also show how digital complements stores in their businesses as they each report first-half figures today.
It’s too soon to say why m-commerce sales appear to have fallen by a “staggering” 20.5% during April - despite warm
M-commerce sales fell by a fifth in April, a month when warm weather combined with the Easter holiday failed to spark shoppers’ appetite for buying online, the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index suggests
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