Online sales hit record high as lockdown eases

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Multichannel retailers led the way as online sales soared in the week beginning June 15, despite stores reopening their doors to the public.

Multichannel retailers saw a record 71% boost in online sales compared with 2019 as physical stores opened up.

This marks the highest growth ever recorded by the IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Sales Index, which tracks the online sales performance of more than 200 retailers.

Week on week, multichannel retailers also reported a 4% rise in online sales.

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