UK Retail Sees Christmas Growth, Boosted By Festive Food Sales
UK retail sales were up by 0.6% on a like-for-like basis over the Christmas period, boosted by strong performance in the food retail category.
According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), food sales increased by 2.6% on a like-for-like basis over the three months to December, and by 4.2% on a total basis, representing the highest growth since June.
In-store sales of non-food items, however, declined 3.7% on a total basis and 4.4% on a like-for-like basis during the same period.
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