Thursday, February 22, 2007

Dixons' boss: ecommerce heading for 20% of UK retail sales

Hot on the heels of the Toys 'R' Us CEO's prediction that ecommerce growth will level off when it represents 10% of total retail is much more bullish statement from John Clare, the CEO of DSGi (a group which includes Dixons and Currys). They already get 12% of turnover online and expect this to rise to at least 20%.

The percentage of goods sold online varies by product category; both electrical goods and electronics are categories with fierce price competition and strong manufacturer brands so in some ways it is not surprising that DSGi is getting far more online sales than Toys 'R' Us.

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