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Fishing specialist selling more through its website

This is the year-on-year growth in own website sales reeled in by Fishing Republic (FISH:AIM) for the year to 31 December 2016. The fishing tackle retailer, growing through new store additions, organic growth from existing stores and online market share gains, is transitioning away from third party platforms to own website sales, ‘where margins are higher and we own the customer’. Such higher quality sales now make up 40% of total online revenues at the industry consolidator. CEO Steve Gross is the former captain of England’s under-21 fly fishing team.

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