Pensioner Jane Snowball ordered margarine, cornflakes and eggs from her local Tesco in Gateshead in May 1984 via Teletext. It was, arguably, the world’s first online shop.
Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket chain, is now the dominant player in the online grocery arena too. Yet its boss Dave Lewis has been calling for a 2% tax on products sold on the internet to help ease some of the pressure retailers are facing on the High Street.
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