Brits are shopping and spending more online, new figures show, as the internet retail sector saw double digit year-on-year growth in August.
Sales of women's underwear
increased by nearly a third, with the lingerie sector seeing sales up by 29 per cent last month compared to August 2009, the latest IMRG/Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index shows. Socks
may also have been bought in greater numbers, with the clothing, footwear and accessories sector as a whole growing by 24 per cent year-on-year.
Overall, Brits spent £4.4 billion online in August, up 15 per cent on the same month in 2009 and continuing the level of year-on-year growth seen throughout 2010.
IMRG director of information Tim Spooner commented: "With 31 million UK consumers now shopping online, the internet continues to be a lucrative channel for retailers that can adapt to shoppers’ changing behaviour during these uncertain times."
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