Jaeger reports record Christmas sales boosted by online shopping
Monday 13 January 2014
Fashion retailer Jaeger took full advantage of its new website, as online sales jumped 57%, helping it to a record Christmas.
The boost comes as online retailer Shop Direct, which also owns Littlewoods, also reported strong sales. Alex Baldock said: “This year, 43% of all our sales were through mobile devices, up from 28% last year. So, next year we think every transaction will use a mobile device at some point during the buying process.”
Over at Jaeger, sales jumped 23% on a like-for-like basis over the 13 weeks to December 28.
Chief executive Colin Henry said: “Our click and collect offer doubled to 20% this year and the virtual relationship is vital.”
He added that women’s coats and dresses sold particularly well, up 40%. A relaunched loyalty programme also helped, with 55% of all sales coming from customers in the scheme.
Shop Direct said sales were up 5% in the six weeks to December 28, with Very.co.uk and Isme.com up 27%. Littlewoods has struggled in recent years, but the company said sales were down 5%, which was a “manageable” level.
- 1 Belgium fan Axelle Despiegelaere lands L'Oreal campaign after World Cup viral photo
- 2 Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport
- 4 Blackest is the new black: Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it...
- 5 Iraq crisis: How Saudi Arabia helped Isis take over the north of the country
Scottish independence: Scots of Corby take matters into their own hands in mock referendum - and deliver overwhelming verdict
Protesters fight to save Arturo, the polar bear sweltering in baking hot zoo
Fry ‘criticises Operation Yewtree in dinner party rant’ calling for tougher laws to deter false sex abuse allegations
Supermoon 2014 in pictures: Moon appeared bigger and brighter at the weekend
Saharan remains may be evidence of first race war, 13,000 years ago
Sustained immigration has not harmed Britons' employment, say government advisers
War is war: Why I stand with Israel
Even when it brutalises one of its own teenage citizens, America is helpless against Israel
Socialist Worker called to apologise over ‘vile’ article saying Eton schoolboy Horatio Chapple's death is ‘reason to save the polar bears’
Emergency data law: David Cameron plots to bring back snoopers’ charter
NUT strike: David Cameron announces crackdown on strike action ahead of mass industrial action
iJobs Money & Business
£20000 - £40000 per annum: Deerfoot IT Resources Limited: Sales Executive - Ce...
£35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: HR Advisor - 6 Months Fix...
£70000 per annum: Harrington Starr: Information Security Manager (ISO 27001, A...
£75000 - £85000 per annum + ex bens: Deerfoot IT Resources Limited: Biztalk Te...