How will UK retailers approach Black Friday 2019?

NIKKI GILLILAND | October 28, 2019

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UK online shoppers spent £1.49bn on Black Friday in 2018; an increase on the £1.39bn spent online the previous year. The ONS reported that November 2018 saw online sales as a proportion of all retailing exceeding 20% for the first time. The results were not quite as rosy on the high street, as in-store retail spending reportedly dropped 7% compared to 2017, despite beating analyst expectations. Barclaycard also announced that overall spending was down 12% on the previous year, despite 10% more transactions being made overall. The general consensus in 2018 seemed to be that consumers were increasingly abandoning brick-and-mortar retailers in search of bargains online, as well as being slightly more cautious (and sceptical) about splurging on high-end and big ticket purchases.

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