Online retailers launch new trade body to champion ecomm cause

Retailers including Ocado are backing a new trade body for online retail

Big-name pureplay retailers have formed an industry association to highlight their contribution to UK success and fight their corner – including on tax.

The initiative follows the growth of online during the pandemic, when consumers turned to etailers as stores were shuttered during lockdown, and as debate rages over tax and business rates that bricks-and-mortar retailers feel disadvantages them versus pureplays.

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