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Retail sales creep higher in traditionally lean month
Thursday 08 Feb 2018 Author: James Crux

Despite a testing backdrop for UK shoppers, total retail sales rose 1.4% in January 2018, versus 0.1% growth in January 2017, according to the latest (6 Feb) BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.

On a like-for-like basis, UK retail sales crept 0.6% higher, a pretty solid performance, albeit one delivered against a weak prior year comparative. ‘The figures paint the same old picture of divided fortunes for food and non-food sales,’ comments BRC CEO Helen Dickinson.

Food sales continue to be much stronger than non-food sales (JC)

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