UK Etail Sales to Overtake Retail Internet Sales

Sales made by internet companies without physical stores, such as Amazon and Asos, will surpass online sales of store-based UK retailers for the first time this year

So-called "etailers" are expected to generate £21.8bn-worth of sales in 2015, an increase of 18pc from last year, while traditional stores should grow their online sales by 11pc to £21.5bn, according to a report from market research firm Mintel.