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UK ecommerce hits record share

Consumers took advantage of online sites to compensate for store closures

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a proportion of all UK retail sales, online spending in April reached a record high for the second month running, as the locked-down population turned to purchasing via the internet in a big way. According to the UK Government’s Office for National Statistics, the new retail market share of 30.7 per cent (up from 22.4 per cent in March) marked the first full month in which non-essential stores were closed due to restrictive measures. Nevertheless, overall retail sales fell by 18.1 per cent which, in itself, was the highest figure ever seen.

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This article was originally published on page 2 of the June 2020 issue of SATRA Bulletin.

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