Retailers including Amazon, Ao.com, River Island, Currys PC World, Shop Direct and Debenhams have admitted Black Friday has caused disruption to delivery networks.
A strong Black Friday performance drove a 0.9% increase in retail like-for-likes in November, despite a seventh consecutive month of decline in food sales.
Marks & Spencer has delayed the delivery of online orders following the deluge of orders it experienced over the Black Friday weekend.
TK Maxx owner TJX has hailed a strong fourth-quarter and full-year results exceeding expectations.
Online fashion specialist Zalando has unveiled a rise in full-year sales and profits and is preparing to launch a variety of initiatives including a pre-owned range.
Ted Baker is restructuring its head office team in a bid to drive cost efficiencies after “a very challenging year”.