Apparel Sourcing Intelligence - Worldwide

UK Q3 2018 physical store growth “fastest since 2014”

UK retail sales through physical stores in the 12 months to September 2018 grew at their fastest rate (7.2%)  since 2014, the country’s Office for National Statistics announced on October 18.

Online now has 18.2% of UK retail

In a quarter surprisingly similar to the same period in the US, the value of the annual growth in physical stores (£22 mn) was slightly greater than the value of growth (£18 mn) in online sales.

Physical stores, though, continued in Q3 to account for 81% of all sales