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Retail sales fall 0.5% despite online jump

Retail sales fell last month for the first time since January despite strong sales of replica football shirts, watches and jewellery, official figures have shown.Sales fell 0.5 per cent month-on-month as it slowed from April’s ten-year high of 6.9...
12:23PM - Thu 19th June 2014

Strongest retail sales figures for ten years, says ONS

UK retail sales figures for April have exceeded economist’s expectations and grew 6.9 per cent compared with the same month a year earlier.It is the strongest annual rise in ten years, said the Office for National Statistics (ONS.)The ONS said foo...
01:50PM - Wed 21st May 2014
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ONS: UK retail sales rise 0.1% in March

Warmer weather and an improving housing market drove a better than expected retail sales rise in March, say official figures.UK retail sales rose 0.1 per cent from February 2014.Clothing sales rebounded to rise 7.1 per cent year-on-year, pointing ...
01:51PM - Fri 25th April 2014
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Retail sales rise ahead of analysts forecasts in February

Retail sales rose by 1.7 per cent in February compared to January as the retail industry showed good signs of recovery say official figures.The figures surpassed analyst’s expectations of +0.5 per cent for the month.Consumers spent 3.5 per cent mo...
05:52PM - Thu 27th March 2014
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Fashion and petrol drives inflation to lowest level in four years

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) has fallen to its lowest level in four years as petrol, housing services and fashion products drove prices down.February CPI fell to 1.7 per cent from 1.9 per cent in January, according to official figures. Its the s...
04:14PM - Wed 26th March 2014
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Retail sales fall sharply in January, says ONS

Retail sales dropped 1.5 per cent from December in January according to official figures.The results, which fell sharper than analysts expectations, found non-food stores sales jumped 8 per cent while stores selling household goods surged 9.8 per ...
10:35AM - Fri 21st February 2014
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Inflation drops to 1.9%

The inflation rate has dropped to 1.9 per cent for the first time in four years which points towards a more positive outlook for retail.The consumer price index (CPI) has now fallen for the seventh month in a row and is a welcome announcement for ...
03:08PM - Tue 18th February 2014
December’s 2.6% monthly rise in retail sales volumes was the biggest in over 25 years. image(c)iStockphoto.com/Mark Evans

Expert opinion: ONS retail figures

Retail sales in December 2013 rose by 5.3 per cent compared to December 2012 as sales in smaller stores posted a stellar 8.1 per cent rise compared to large stores rise of 2.6 per cent.The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said less money is be...
11:16AM - Fri 17th January 2014
Supergroup, owner of the Superdry brand posted a 19.3 per cent rise in revenue for the 26 weeks ended 27 October 2013

Fashion drives retail sales rise in November

Retail sales inched by 0.3 per cent in November from the previous month as cold weather drove consumers to buy warmer clothing, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS.)Sales were driven by a £800m monthly spending surge in clothing, s...
12:33PM - Thu 19th December 2013
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