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'Record' online sales over Christmas

Posted at 8:04AM Friday 10 Jan 2014

A "record" amount of online shopping was done in December 2013, says the British Retail Consortium (BRC.)

There was a 19.2% growth in internet purchases from December 2012, said the BRC - and accountants KPMG - who conducted the research.

That is the fastest increase for three years, with one in five non-food products bought online.

Helen Dickinson, BRC director general said that retailers had invested in their websites and delivery times.

Overall UK retail sales increased by just 0.4% on a like-for-like basis.

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