UK embraces internet shopping

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UK embraces internet shopping
Online retail sales in the UK were valued at £38.83bn (2013) and are expected to grow by 15.8% in 2014 to nearly £45bn. In the UK  the online share of retailing is expected to rise from 12.1% (2013) to 13.5% (2014) – incredibly, this exceeds even the US in terms of market share. (source; Centre for retail research) and shows how switched on to e-tailing the UK is.
The UK’s appetite for e-tailing has fueled the demand for warehousing and storage throughout the country – from start-up businesses requiring just 500 sq.ft to the 1 million sq.ft + facilities for major retailers such as Amazon. Regional logistics hubs and satellite distribution facilities are being sought in the South East and Nationwide by both local and national carriers.

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