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• The Financial Times reports that US retailers Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Ocado have all been so overwhelmed by online Christmas orders that they have stopped accepting them. The concern seems to be that they will promise delivery and be unable to live up to the promise.

Some estimates suggest that UK online holiday sales will reach close to the equivalent of $9 billion (US) this year, compared to just $6 billion (US) a year ago.
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