Retail Intelligence: Global eCommerce Sales Topped $1 Trillion In 2012

Global Internet retail sales topped $1 trillion for the first time in 2012, according to a new report by market research firm eMarketer. The United States held the No. 1 position for online sales with China also having advanced rapidly in this area of retailing.

eCommerce sales increased by 21.2 per cent to more than $1 trillion for the year, and are expected to rise by another 18.3 per cent by the end of 2013, revealed the report. North America generated $364 billion in sales in 2012, an increase of 13.9 per cent on the previous year. Looking ahead, the Asia-Pacific market is expected to top the panel in 2013 with 30 per cent growth to $433 billion, according to eMarketer.

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By Profitero posted 23 September 2014

New research suggests that click-and-collect services in the UK will be worth £6.5 billion by 2019 - an 82% increase on current levels as lockers, drive-thrus and store pick-up points help to drive online sales.

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CPG eCommerce insight: Coca-Cola uses Amazon to relaunch Surge

By Profitero posted 16 September 2014

Coca-Cola yesterday used Amazon exclusively to relaunch its discontinued soda drink Surge, the first time the drinks giant has distributed a product solely through eCommerce – evidence that CPG brands are increasingly looking to drive sales online.

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