Domino's flags up soaring mobile sales

Domino's has today (26 September) reported a 3.7% rise in like-for-like sales in the UK in the 13-week period to 23 September, driven by a leap in mobile sales that were up nearly 50% year on year.

Domino's: sales via mobile up nearly 50% year on year
Domino's: sales via mobile up nearly 50% year on year

The jump in online and mobile sales comes as Domino's shifts spend out of linear TV and plans to allocate more funds from its £10m marketing budget to lower-cost digital activity.

Domino's holds great store by its online and mobile sales of its pizzas. Britain's biggest pizza delivery store said that ecommerce now accounted for 58.4% of UK-delivered sales in the 13-week period, compared to 46.5% the year before.

Within online sales, mobile sales were up 46.9%, and now account for 18% of total online sales.

Domino's opened 11 new stores in the UK, Republic of Ireland and Germany during the reporting period, meaning it has now opened a total of 34 stores so far this year

The company said group sales overall grew 7.9% to £136.4m in the 13 weeks to 23 September.

Domino's results come ahead of the company's traditionally strong forth quarter.

Lance Batchelor, chief executive of Domino's, said: "I am pleased to report that Q3 has been another period of growth for Domino's.

"Our franchisees continue to show demonstrable enthusiasm and commitment to drive the business forward, even in a challenging economic climate."

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