Hot weather and World Cup boost UK online retail sales

Hot weather and World Cup boost UK online retail sales

UK online retail sales were “up strongly” again in June this year, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index, boosted by the hot weather and start of the FIFA World Cup.

The year-on-year growth for the month was an impressive 16.9% – and both multichannel and online only retailers performed well (up 14.8% and 18.7% respectively).

In a statement issued today (18 July) , IMRG added: “Unsurprisingly, the largest sector increase was seen in Garden, with a +49.9% YoY growth as the nation prepared for World Cup barbeques and basked in the hot weather. This was followed by Clothing, with the sunny weather inspiring a YoY growth of +19.3%, including a +23.9% growth for accessories and +22.7% growth for footwear. Health & Beauty and Gifts sales were slightly more subdued, with +9.9% and +10.5% YoY growth respectively.”

 

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