Morrisons boss: 'Wish we'd launched online service sooner'

Morrisons has belatedly become the last major supermarket to provide online deliveries, as its boss admitted he wished they had started providing the service far earlier. New data appeared to show a record number did their Christmas shopping online.

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Online sales 'main driver for growth' in UK retail

Online sales have become the "main driver for growth" in British retail, after Christmas sales figures showed how popular an option shopping on the internet has become.

David McCorquodale, head of retail at KMPG which is behind the figures, explained:

Whilst store sales continue to flatline, online sales remain the main driver of growth for the sector, contributing nearly three quarters of the uptick in non-food sales in the last quarter of 2013.

The winners this Christmas were those retailers with slick multichannel operations, who could offer consumers the flexibility to shop how, and when, they wanted to.

– David McCorquodale, KPMG

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