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Marks & Spencer Plc is making a new push to expand abroad, hoping e-commerce will give Britain's biggest clothing retailer a better chance to succeed than earlier attempts to enter new markets.It is one of several retailers that are using expertise developed in the U.K.'s fast-growing e-commerce market to expand overseas. Consultants OC&C say U.K. retailers are beating domestic competition overseas due to wider choice, better prices and fast and reliable delivery. They predict overseas online sales by British retailers will jump to 28 billion pounds ($47 billion) by 2020 from just 4 billion in 2012 .M&S grew international sales by a third in three years to account for 10 percent of the 10-billion pound 2013 total and more than 15 percent of operating profit.Next, which sells from 200 stores in 30 markets and delivers to 60 countries from a U.K. warehouse, saw international online sales grow by 86 percent last year and expects a rise of another 50 percent this year to 150 million pounds.However, the further afield retailers stray from Britain, the more they have to deal with local logistics.
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