Online retail sales hit new record but fail to offset high street woes report

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Online retail sales hit new record but fail to offset high street woes  report

Online retail sales soared to a new record high in February but this failed to offset another dire month for shops as they remained closed during lockdown, new figures show.

March 5, 2021, 12:04 am Online retail sales soared to a new record high last month (Andrew Matthews/PA) Sign up for our daily newsletter featuring the top stories from The Press and Journal. Thank you for signing up to The Press and Journal newsletter. Something went wrong - please try again later. Sign Up Online retail sales soared to a new record high in February but this failed to offset another dire month for shops as they remained closed during lockdown, new figures show. The latest BDO high street sales tracker revealed combined in-store and online like-for-like sales fell 3.1% in February in the second worst month since last August. Strong online demand for fashion and homewares helped soften the blow as swathes of the high street remained shut, sending internet sales surging by a record 167.3%. Register You have reached your limit of free articles, please register for a free account or log in to continue Email address

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