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How e-commerce share of retail soared across the globe: A look at eight countries

Online retail has been growing consistently. But in 2020, consumers went all in; in the United Kingdom, for example, e-commerce growth leapt nearly fivefold. Other countries also saw large gains.

E-commerce has grown two to five times faster than before the pandemic.
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To read the report, see The future of work after COVID-19, February 18, 2021.