Online retailers see 19% growth in year-on-year sales

04/22/2009 | Retail Week (U.K.) (subscription required)

Online retail sales increased 19% in March compared with the same month last year. "Online is proving to be a key battle ground for the retail sector during these tough times," said Mike Petevinos, Capgemini UK head of consulting for retail. "Retailers that have developed their online offering have been able to reap the benefits of growing trade online and have also increased their influence over high street trading, as consumers turn to the Internet to support their purchase decisions."

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