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IMRG Capgemini Sales Index - August 2016

Reporting July 2016 Performance

  • UK e-retail sales grew 18.7% year-on-year in July - the strongest performance since November 2014
  • Month-on-month performance remained flat from the previous month (-0.4%)
  • Strong performance driven by apparel sector, with all sub-sectors in this category outperforming total market growth
  • For the first time since June last year, high st / multichannel retailers outperformed the online-only / catalogue merchants in terms of year-on-year growth
  • Britons spent an estimated £10.7 billion shopping online during July, resulting in total estimated spend YTD in 1016 reaching £70.2 billion