Online shopping at a ‘tipping point’ as Asda sees sales soar

Andy Clarke

Andy Clarke

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ASDA said online retailing has reached a “tipping point” this Christmas, as increasing numbers of customers shop on their smartphones and tablet PCs.

The UK’s second-biggest supermarket said all its online home delivery slots in the run up to Christmas are fully booked, and this year online sales peaked later in December.

The Leeds-based retailer yesterday predicted another tough Christmas for shoppers, who are struggling with higher utility bills and the rising cost of fuel.


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