With retail going through a major transformation due to the coronavirus pandemic, a new report says that one key difference we’ll see going forward is the larger number of older people shopping online.
UK retail had a better time in April yet not everybody was happy as department stores proved to be the main sector that was struggling. At least fashion had a better time of it than in the first few months of the year.
UK retail continued to confuse in October with falls and rises by volume and value, the ONS said. Fashion struggled, although online sales continued to rise but belt-tightening meant more second-hand sales.
UK clothing sales hit a new low online last month with just 7.6% growth as Britons kept their purses and wallets closed because of higher prices, dull weather, Brexit blues and uncertainty due to the general election.