Online sales grew slowly last month while in-store sales fell, according to the latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).
An increasing number of overseas consumers searched for UK retailers in the last three months of 2016, according to the latest BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor.
Shoppers took to the internet to do more of their Christmas shopping in December, according to new figures from the British Retail Consortium.
According to the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor October 2016, the UK has seen improved growth across all categories in online sales, in the best month since January 2016.
Online sales of non-food products in the UK grew by just 6.2 per cent in August versus a year earlier, the slowest increase since March 2013 as shoppers were distracted by the Olympics, says the latest figures from BRC-KPMG’s Online Retail Sales Monitor.
UK retail sales increased by 1.1 per cent on a like-for-like basis from July 2015, when they had increased 1.2 per cent from the preceding year, online rising back in line with annual growth figures.
Not only that, but this is the fifth month in a row that this has been the case. The contribution of online to overall sales grew as that of stores fell, suggesting a movement away from in-store shopping and towards online. Ecommerce sales of non-food products (accounting for about 55 per cent of all UK retail… Read more »
The latest figures from the BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor Q1 2016 show total retail search volumes grew 52 per cent in the first quarter of 2016 compared with the same quarter a year ago.
The number of visitors to the high street fell by almost 4 per cent in March, as the way shoppers buy continues to change.
More than 20 per cent 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.
The increasing impact of ecommerce on retail means that the future will see fewer, but better, jobs in the industry in years to come, according to a recent British Retail Consortium report. The rate of change within the retail workforce is set to quicken as the digital revolution reshapes the industry, more property leases come… Read more »
Christmas 2015 was a digital one for UK retailers, according to the BRC-Google Online Retail Monitor for Q4 2015.