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UK shoppers pause in April after surge in spending

UK shoppers pause in April after surge in spending

05 May, 2019 10:43 pm 10:43 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – British shoppers paused in April after three months of strong buying, according to official data that showed continued underlying strength in consumer spending even as the Brexit political crisis unfolded. Monthly retail sales volumes were flat last month, the Office for National Statistics said, stronger than a median forecast for a 0.3% … Read More

UK shops’ December sales fall for sixth straight year: survey

01 January, 2019 8:39 am 8:39 am

LONDON (Reuters) – British shops suffered a fall in December sales for the sixth straight year, a survey showed on Saturday, hurt by brittle consumer confidence and the ongoing shift to buying online. Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO said its monthly High Street Sales Tracker (HSST) showed in-store high street sales fell by 1.9 … Read More