Ikea reported sales up nearly a third following its focus on easing the path to cross-channel shopping.
The volume of online retail orders being sent cross-border was at a record high for July, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index.
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.
Superdrug parent company, A S Watson, has reported online sales up by more than 50 per cent in a year which saw a 62 per cent increase in profits.
According to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index, ecommerce grew by 17 per cent in May, compared to the same time last year. That’s the highest rise seen in the index since June 2015, and came as average basket values rose to £81 in the year-to-date from £78 in the equivalent period last year.
Online sales grew by almost 9 per cent in March, even as overall retail spending fell in value, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics reported this week.
House of Fraser reported its first profit in ten years at £1.3 million, with ecommerce understood to be the driver behind sales growth of 4.5 per cent.
Debenhams has reported that almost half of its online sales took place via mobile devices in the first half of its financial year, in line with its mobile-first approach to multichannel investment.
In its latest trading update, John Lewis reported sales up 5.1 per cent over “three peaks” of the Christmas period. Black Friday, Christmas and post-Christmas trading at John Lewis was boosted by ecommerce, which rose 21.4 per cent, offsetting a fall in store sales.
The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index show that online retail sales in November recorded their highest ever month-on-month (MoM) growth since the Index launched 15 years ago – up 40 per cent.
Fashion retailer Ted Baker announced interim results with a 24.3 per cent increasing in Group revenue, driven by increased online sales of 46.9 per cent.