Retail news round-up: British shoppers rank first in online spending, and Rylko launches its first store in the UK

UK shoppers top online spending globally

Shoppers in the UK are the biggest online spenders in the world, according to data by the UK Cards Association, the BBC reported.

During 2016, UK households spent £154bn online using payment cards.

Grocery shopping online made up only 7%.

UK Cards Association head of policy Richard Koch said: "Since the early days of internet shopping there has been a host of innovations, from digital wallets to one-click purchases, which bring enhanced security, choice and convenience for customers and which will lead to continued growth in the sector.

"The additional protection provided when using a card also gives consumers extra peace of mind when they are shopping online," he added.

Rylko set to launch in the UK

Rylko, a polish footwear chain, is set to launch its first shop in the UK, Drapers reported.

The firm will open a 700 sq ft store at 52 High Street in Marlow.

Gary Walford and Harras Naeem will be the official distributors of Rylko.

The price range of the footwear starts from £60 for slip-on flats to £200 for boots.