Day Headlines in Shopping news: 2016-11-17

  • Online shopping and business: All that is solid melts into air (The Economist Online Shopping 2016-11-17 15:48:37)
    Print sectionPrint Rubric: Britons do more of their shopping online than almost anyone else. The move to cyberspace is shaking up retail—and many other industries besidesPrint Headline: All that is solid melts into airPrint Fly Title: Online shopping and businessUK Only Article: standard articleIssue: The new nationalismFly Title: Online shopping and businessMain image: 20161119_BRP001_0.jpgBRITAIN, Napoleon once supposedly scoffed, was “a nation of shopkeepers”. Nowadays it is a nation of online shoppers. The British do a greater share of their retail spending online than almost anyone (see chart). And, in spite of the prospect of Brexit, the industry has been growing fast this year. By 2020 online sales could rise by almost 50% to reach £63bn ($74bn), according to one recent forecast. The transformation in the way households do their shopping is ...