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Plus-size womenswear sales on the up

One in every five pounds spent on womenswear in 2017 will be spent on plus-size clothing, new research indicates.

Spend on plus-size has increased by £800m to £5bn since 2012 as non-specialist retailers including Boohoo, River Island and Quiz continue to invest in a broader range of sizing options, retail consulting firm GlobalData has said.

Kate Ormrod, lead retail analyst at GlobalData, said: “With improved availability and choice, plus-size shoppers are better catered for than ever before. The overall investment in ranges has brought them up to par with core womenswear propositions in terms of regular newness and fashionability, and is helping to drive up purchase frequency and, therefore, spend.”

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