Bonmarche gave a trading update reporting the September heat had hit trading and may have an impact on full year profits.
Inditex, owner of Zara, provided a trading update which said that the group now sells online to 39 markets after expanding ecommerce services to 11 new countries during the first half of its financial year.
Kingsfisher Group, owner of both B&Q and Screwfix, reported its half year results with positive news on its digital transformation and group sales up 4.7 per cent.
According to its half year report, more than a quarter of French Connection sales were made online in the first half of its financial year – with half of ecommerce sales coming via mobile devices.
Morrisons reported rising sales and profits and said it was making good progress on its ‘fix, rebuild and grow’ transformation plan.
Fashion retailer Next has posted a fall in half-year profits and hinted it may have to raise prices for the first time in six years thanks to the fall in the pound.
Dunelm reported a 23.2 per cent growth in home delivery sales – predominantly online – in a year in which it developed a new website and emphasised a better customer experience across its sales channels.
Ocado has released its Q3 results for the 12 weeks to 7 August 2016. Retail sales rose by 13.6 per cent with gross group sales ahead by 15.4 per cent to £314m.
Asda has said it will continue to focus on the customer offer, both online and off, after like-for-like sales fell by 7.5 per cent year on year.
Screwfix posted second quarter sales up by 24.5 per cent, “driven by its leading omnichannel capability.”
There is a growing business growth gap between online-only retailers – up 25 per cent Jan to Jun – and multichannel retailers, which are only showing growth of 9.5 per cent over the same period.
Retail property group Hammerson has reported a rise in footfall across their UK destinations amid consumer uncertainty.