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IMRG Black Friday and Christmas Online Retail Sales Forecast 2019

IMRG Black Friday and Christmas Online Retail Sales Forecast 2019

13/11/2019

Online retail has posted consistently slow growth throughout 2019. Is the upcoming peak period likely to change retail's fortunes?

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September shows no sign of respite for online retailers as sales continue to slump

September shows no sign of respite for online retailers as sales continue to slump

22/10/2019

LONDON UK – October 22, 2019: Following a summer of slow growth, the new school year and change of season failed to inject the boost that retailers needed in September, with online sales recording a rise of just +0.6% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index.

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Online retail fails to receive late summer bump as sales continue downward trend in August

Online retail fails to receive late summer bump as sales continue downward trend in August

24/09/2019

LONDON UK – September 24, 2019: After online sales slumped to their lowest ever July growth last month, retailers saw little reprieve in August with growth of just +3% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index.

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Hard times on the high street

Hard times on the high street

13/09/2019

The British high street is in crisis. A perfect storm involving the growth of online shopping, economic uncertainty, made worse by Brexit and increased environmental concerns means a radical rethink is needed to revive Britain’s town centres, but how, exactly, can that be done?

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June spike an anomaly as online retail sales slump to lowest ever July growth

June spike an anomaly as online retail sales slump to lowest ever July growth

29/08/2019

LONDON UK – August 22, 2019: Following a month of improved sales in June, retailers failed to maintain the positive momentum in July, with online sales growth slowing to just +4.4% Year-on-Year (YoY) and falling by -5.7% Month-on-Month (MoM), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index.

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Why was H1 2019 Growth for Online the Lowest Ever?

Why was H1 2019 Growth for Online the Lowest Ever?

29/07/2019

LONDON UK – July 29, 2019: A boost in June wasn’t enough to save online retail in the first half of 2019, with records showing that sales slumped to their lowest ever growth rate of just +5.4% Year-on-Year (YOY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index.

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Online Retail Sales Bounce Back in June to Record Strongest Growth this Year

Online Retail Sales Bounce Back in June to Record Strongest Growth this Year

18/07/2019

LONDON UK – July 18, 2019: With excellent weather and the start of the sale season signalling the arrival of summer, online retail sales rose by +8.5% Year-on-Year (YOY) in June, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index.

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Easter Fails to Provide Boost for Subdued Online Retail Sales in April

Easter Fails to Provide Boost for Subdued Online Retail Sales in April

21/05/2019

LONDON UK - May 21, 2019: After a disappointing first quarter, Easter failed to deliver a boost to online retail sales, with April recording sales growth of just +5.2% Year-on-Year (YoY), according to the latest IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index.

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Late Easter Spells Subdued Growth for Online Retail In March

Late Easter Spells Subdued Growth for Online Retail In March

24/04/2019

LONDON UK – April 24, With no repeat of last year’s Beast from the East snowstorms and a later Easter pushing back holiday spend, the online retail industry recorded growth of just +5% Year-on-Year (YoY) in March against a tough comparator last year

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Shopper Satisfaction with Online Delivery Falls

Shopper Satisfaction with Online Delivery Falls

28/03/2019

LONDON UK – March 26, 2019: New research has tracked a notable decline in shopper satisfaction with online delivery, after several years of it remaining stable.

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Unseasonably Warm Weather Inspires Strongest Online Retail Performance in Six Months

Unseasonably Warm Weather Inspires Strongest Online Retail Performance in Six Months

19/03/2019

LONDON UK – March 20, 2019: February’s unexpectedly warm weather inspired a revival in online retail sales last month, as the industry recorded its strongest growth (+9.4% YoY) in six months, according to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index.

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Smartphone Now Dominant Device for Buying Online

Smartphone Now Dominant Device for Buying Online

05/03/2019

LONDON UK – 5 March, 2019: A major milestone in online retail has been passed as, for the first time, shoppers spent more money through their smartphones when accessing UK retail sites than either of the other two major device types – desktop or tablet – according to quarterly data from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Online Retail Sales Growth Suppressed Again in January

Online Retail Sales Growth Suppressed Again in January

22/02/2019

LONDON UK – February 22, 2019: Online retail recorded its worst January sales growth (+7% YoY) in three years last month, as the industry’s poor recent sales performance continued into the New Year, according to the IMRG Capgemini eRetail Sales Index.

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Lowest Ever Monthly Growth Caps Turbulent Year for Online Retail

Lowest Ever Monthly Growth Caps Turbulent Year for Online Retail

22/01/2019

LONDON UK – January 22, 2019: UK online retail sales growth hit an all-time low of just +3.6% year-on-year (YoY) in December, as the industry experienced a tough Christmas trading period to end a challenging second half of the year, according to the Capgemini IMRG eRetail Sales Index.

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Lowest November growth in 7 years for online retail

Lowest November growth in 7 years for online retail

18/12/2018

LONDON UK – 19 December, 2018: UK online retail sales suffered its worst November growth since 2011 last month coming in at just +8.1% year-on-year (YoY), as Black Friday discounting failed to rejuvenate consumer spending across the month and relieve the recent struggles for UK retailers, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Discounting up by a third approaching Black Friday

Discounting up by a third approaching Black Friday

21/11/2018

UK online retail sales growth hit the second lowest level (+8.5% YoY) ever recorded for October last month, as the subdued performance of online retail since the end of summer continues, according to the latest Capgemini IMRG e-Retail Sales Index.

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Welcome to Blackvember - IMRG Forecast for Black Friday 2018

Welcome to Blackvember - IMRG Forecast for Black Friday 2018

31/10/2018

Today is 1 November and in retail that means only one thing – the Black Friday discounting event is imminent. Just exactly how imminent is a complicated question, which this article addresses and provides IMRG’s forecast for UK online retail sales over the period.

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Online retail order volumes slow before ‘Golden Quarter’

Online retail order volumes slow before ‘Golden Quarter’

25/10/2018

Online retail parcel delivery order volumes were up +6.4% year-on-year (YoY) in September, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index. This is the lowest YoY rate in 2018 so far and, although order volumes typically decline month-on-month (MoM) around this time of year, the rate of decline has been a bit sharper for the past two months than last year; between July and August it was -7.5% (in 2017 it was -3.4%) and between August and September it was -15.1% (in 2017 it was -12%).

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September 2018: Online retail sales slump to lowest level this year

September 2018: Online retail sales slump to lowest level this year

17/10/2018

UK online retail sales experienced its lowest September growth (+7.5% YoY) since 2014 last month, according to the latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index.

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Deliveries slacken in August as holiday season peaks

Deliveries slacken in August as holiday season peaks

25/09/2018

Online retail parcel delivery order volumes were up +10.3% year-on-year in August, according to the latest data from the IMRG MetaPack UK Delivery Index. As we move into the close of summer, order volumes in the index typically fall away. In August this year, order volumes dipped -7.5% on July – slightly higher than the dip last year, but common as UK shoppers head off on their holidays.

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