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November 30, 2021
Online Black Friday Sales Struggle To Match Last Year’s Lockdown High

LONDON UK – 30 November 2021: With no lockdown yet enacted this autumn, online retail sales for Black Friday were…

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November 10, 2021
No Signs Of Early Christmas Spend As Online Sales Continue To Underperform In October

  Online retail sales fell by -11.2% Year-on-Year (YoY) last month – only a slight rise on September’s -12.5% October’s…

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November 1, 2021
How Did The Pandemic Change Black Friday?

  Online sales growth expected to be negative, possibly as much as -10% Campaigns could start even earlier than in…

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October 14, 2021
Online Retail Results Suggest Consumers Are Browsing, Not Buying, As September Sales Continue To Be Subdued

Online retail sales fell by -12.5% Year-on-Year (YoY) last month – a further drop on August’s -9.3% September’s result came…

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March 8, 2021
Online Retail Maintains Strong Start to the Year as February Sales Remain High

Though not quite at January’s record-breaking levels, online retail sales in February continued to show strong growth, climbing by +69.5% Year-on-Year (YoY).

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March 3, 2021
IMRG comment on potential government proposals for an online sales tax

In response to the possible announcement of taxes on online sales and deliveries in Wednesday’s budget, Justin Opie, managing director, and Andy Mulcahy, strategy and insight director, IMRG, make the following comment.

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January 20, 2021
UK cross-border ecommerce sales rise by 57% in 2020, reveals new data from IMRG and Global-e

The data reveals that peak holiday trading in November 2020 from the UK internationally was 42% higher than the same time last year.

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January 12, 2021
Strong December Caps Standout 2020 as Online Sales Growth Hits 13-Year High

Following November’s staggering performance, online retail sales growth in December remained high at +37% Year-on-Year (YoY).

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December 15, 2020
Lockdown 2.0 and Black Friday Trigger Highest November Online Sales Growth Since 2007

Online retail sales growth in November soared to +39% Year-on-Year (YoY). This was building on +20% growth in November 2019, a year-high-rate for 2019

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December 2, 2020
Black Friday sales strong online…now comes the delivery test

Online retail sales growth on Black Friday was very strong this year, coming in at +38%, with the full Black Friday week (defined as an eight-day period, Mon 23 – Mon 30 November) seeing growth of +30%. That figure is based on the daily online sales performance of 102 UK retailers.

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November 16, 2020
First week of November sees huge uplift in online sales

Online sales were up +61% in first week of November, the strongest year-on-year growth since June

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November 11, 2020
Online Sales Accelerate Again, Abruptly Ending the Gentle Return to Normal

Overall online retail sales growth in October was a modest +35.7% Year-on-Year (YoY), compared to last month’s +42%

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November 6, 2020
Retailers braced for huge online growth during Black Friday

With non-essential stores now closed until December, IMRG are forecasting online retail sales growth in the range of +35-45% during the Black Friday peak trading period (23-30 November).

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October 16, 2020
Online Sales Growth Begins to Normalise Despite Reimposed Restrictions

As the early summer surge evens out, the YoY increase dipped slightly below the 6- and 3-month averages of +44.87% and 43.77% respectively but was still well above the 12-month average of +25.75

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September 10, 2020
Online Sales Growth Still Strong but Shows Signs of Slow Down

Online sales growth was up + 43.5% Year-on-Year (YoY) in August, however sales were down again -4.1% Month-on-Month (MoM).

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June 29, 2020
Strongest Ever Online Growth for Store Retailers as High Street Re-Opens

Online retail sales growth continued to soar by +41.3% Year-on-Year (YoY) during the week commencing June 14 (the week non-essential stores reopened)

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June 4, 2020
Online Retail Sales Reach Twelve-Year High as E-Commerce Underpins the ‘New Normal’

Online retail sales growth was up an astonishing +32.7% Year-on-Year (YoY) in May, the highest annual result since March 2008

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May 12, 2020
Online Retail Sales Soar to Ten-Year High as COVID-19 Redefines Shopping Behaviours

Online retail sales growth was up a staggering +23.8% Year-on-Year (YoY) in April, as high streets across the country remain deserted

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April 15, 2020
First Month Under Lockdown Sends Online Clothing Sales Spiralling

In a month where Spring buying would typically set in, online clothing sales were down -23.1% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers.

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March 19, 2020
Online sales flat leading into Coronavirus crisis hitting UK

Following a very slow start to the year, the UK’s string of winter storms failed to stimulate online demand as online sales growth for the month limped in at -0.4% Year-on-Year (YoY).

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January 22, 2020
Solid December Continues Late Boost to Dismal Year for Online Retail

UK online retail sales growth spiked unexpectedly to +9.4% Year-on-Year (YoY) in December, bringing 2019 to a positive close with a surprisingly strong Christmas trading period, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index, which tracks the online sales performance of over 200 retailers.

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December 17, 2019
Online sales soar in November to record the highest growth of the year

Despite forecasts of poor turnouts and a number of retailer boycotts, November’s annual discount days set online sales soaring last month, with a growth rate of +16.4% Year-on-Year (YoY).

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