Marks & Spencer posted a better-than-expected set of fourth quarter results, albeit among yet another set of declines in general merchandise.
Kingfisher reported its results with news that Screwfix had hit £1 billion in turnover, and that the company could provide the model for a transformation for the business as a whole.
Game Digital is to put multichannel retailing at the heart of its strategy as it reported falling first-half sales and profits amid “challenging” trading conditions in the UK video games market. While overall sales were down, online traffic grew by 5.7 per cent year-on-year and sales of digital content were up by almost 10 per cent.
DFS reported ecommerce growth of 17.7 per cent after a first half in which it focused on a strategy to grow by broadening its appeal, extending its UK presence and developing its omnichannel proposition.
Laura Ashley has reported online sales passed the £50 million milestone in its latest financial year.
immy Choo has said it is preparing to roll out omnichannel systems throughout its business in the second half of its current year, as it reported revenue growth of 7.2 per cent on a constant currency basis.
Ted Baker reported full-year ecommerce sales of £53.5 million, 45 per cent up on the previous year. Online sales now account for 15.4 per cent of retail sales, up from 12 per cent over the same period in 2015.
Sainsbury’s reported double-digit growth both in online sales and order numbers, reporting like for like retail sales growth for the first quarter in two years.
French Connection reported that 23 per cent of its revenue came from ecommerce in its latest financial year. Of that, 48 per cent of sales were over smartphones and tablet computers.
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.
Travis Perkins reported revenue increased by 6.5 per cent, like-for-like revenue up 3.8 per cent (11.4 per cent two-year like-for-like), and said that transformation helped its consumer division, which includes Wickes and Toolstation to outperform the DIY market in 2015, both on and offline.
Domino’s Pizza reported ecommerce sales more than 30 per cent up in its 30th anniversary year, reflecting the continuing success of its UK digital investment programme.