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IMRG Capgemini Sales Index - June 2017

Reporting May 2017 Performance

  • UK online retail sales grew 10.2% in May
  • Month-on-month performance was +5.0%
  • Excluding travel, the Index recorded annual growth of 10.7% and a monthly increase of 5.1% from April
  • The apparel sector had an uncharacteristically tough month with single digit growth at 7.6% — menswear fell by 2% year-on-year
  • Home and Garden declined 3% month on month, but April was an exceptionally strong performance. Year-on-year for May was a 9% increase
  • Beers, Wines and Spirits had another strong month to report a 14.6% growth in May. Year-to-date the sector stands at 17.6% uplift over the same period last year
  • The Health & Beauty sector reported 1.9% decline in May, continuing the sectors turbulent performance throughout 2017
  • Womenswear returned to positive growth after Aprils uncharacteristic decline. The sector saw a 4.3% year on year growth
  • Mobile retail sales (tablets & smartphones) grew 23.1% year-on-year in May, and grew 5.0% from the previous month