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Retail sales in Great Britain fall amid supply chain disruption

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Retail sales in Great Britain fell unexpectedly in August amid severe supply chain disruption and as consumers switched more of their spending from supermarkets to pubs and restaurants after the easing of pandemic res...

Retail sales in Great Britain fall as Omicron keeps shoppers away

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Spending by consumers in Great Britain dropped by almost 4% in December as the arrival of the Omicron variant kept people away from the shops, official figures show. In a key month for retailers, sales volumes dropped...

Retail sales in Great Britain fall as people focus on dining out

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Retail sales across Great Britain fell 1.4% last month as the government’s loosening of pandemic restrictions led to a drop in food shopping and an increase in eating and drinking in restaurants and bars. The Office f...

Retail sales in Great Britain fall as people turn to dining out

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Retail sales in Great Britain suffered a sharp unexpected fall in July after a mini-boom during football’s European Championship a month earlier, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics said ...

Retail sales rebound after Omicron disruption; NatWest returns to profit – business live

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Retail sales rise as Christmas shopping starts early in Great Britain

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Retail sales in Great Britain rose for the first time in six months in October as consumers started their Christmas shopping earlier than usual to avoid missing out if there was a shortage of goods. The total volume o...

Retail sales slide as UK consumer confidence sinks to record low

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Growth in UK retail sales slowed last month as fears over the rising cost of living led to the sharpest drop in consumer confidence since the 2008 financial crisis, according to industry data. The British Retail Conso...

Retail sales soar as shoppers splash out on clothing and footwear

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People in Great Britain rushed back to the shops in April to stock up on clothing and footwear after the easing of coronavirus lockdown restrictions, driving a 9.2% surge in retail sales over the month, according to o...

Supply chain crisis: retail, food and defence firms predict further damage

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Companies in retail, food and defence have warned of further damage from supply chain problems that have dogged industry during disruption from the coronavirus pandemic and Brexit. Months of shipping delays have cause...

UK consumer confidence nosedives as cost of living crisis deepens; retail sales fall – business live

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UK cost of living crisis dents retail sales and service sector

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Britain’s economy is showing growing signs of stress from the soaring cost of living amid a sharp fall in retail sales and the biggest loss of momentum for service sector activity since Omicron hit businesses at the e...

UK firms hike prices at record pace and retail sales slide as inflation bites – business live

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UK government urged to avoid third Covid lockdown after 67,000 retail jobs lost

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Retailers have called on the government to take “all necessary precautions” to prevent a third lockdown after 67,000 retail jobs were lost in the past year. The industry, which still employs more than 3 million people...

UK retail sales in May saw highest rise since start of Covid crisis

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UK retail sales surged in May by the most since the Covid-19 pandemic began as shoppers returned to high streets across the country after lockdown measures were relaxed, according to industry figures. The British Reta...

UK retail sales jump 5.4% as Covid-19 restrictions ease – business live

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Sales of clothing, fuel, mobility equipment for older people and at garden centres were strong, as UK borrowing rounds out worst year for public finances since 1947