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Online sales are set to make up 2.5 per cent of all retail sales in Britain by 2003, according to the latest shopping survey by Verdict. What's more, the growth in online sales -- via the Net and TV -- has sparked a renaissance in home shopping which had been in decline over recent years. Although home shopping increased by 7.2 per cent last year, e-shopping grew by a massive 41 per cent. ®

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