Online retail sales rose 13% year-on-year in February with nearly all sectors recording double digit growth.

The IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index found that despite this increase in sales, there was a decline in average basket values with average spend falling to its lowest level since October 2008.

Some areas of retail have seen growth with the average spend in the Health & Beauty and Lingerie sectors rising 36%, 8% and 9% respectively. Mobile sales in February 2013 were up 184% year-on-year.

Online fashion retailer Asos have announced that total sales rose 34% to £352.3 million for the six months to 28 February 2013. The company have said they are positive in their outlook for the coming year.

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