HuskyPup - 1:38 pm on Mar 19, 2012 (gmt 0)
This really does not surprise me whatsoever.
The UK also carries out far more retail online than any other major economy.
This is a very important point and especially so where the supermarkets are concerned. Tesco has shown the profitable way forward and, more or less, the other big supermarkets have copied them. I live in a relatively small town yet every afternoon and evening supermarket vans are delivering mostly from 15-20 miles away.
The success of reliable online-only electronic sellers and the closure or conversion of a couple of big electronic groups has had a remarkable influence, plus the success of ebay and other such channels, my forecast of 14-15 years ago is looking very accurate indeed.
I was definitely having a crystal ball day!