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Brexit latest: Retail sales beat expectations in February but biggest three-month decline in seven years - The Independent

UK retail sales grew strongly in February, beating City of London analysts expectations and sending the pound sharply up. Sales volumes grew by 1.4 per cent in the month, well ahead of the 0.4 per cent growth the City consensus had anticipated. The ...and more »

Higher fuel prices take toll on retail sales - BBC News

UK retail sales posted a 1.4% rise in February from the previous month, but there are signs that higher fuel prices have begun to hit shoppers' pockets. In the three months to February, sales volumes fell by 1.4%, a sharper slide than the 0.5% decline ...and more »

UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise - The Guardian

UK retail sales were 1.4% up on January, the ONS said. Photograph: Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images. Retail industry. UK retail sales shrug off Brexit fears with February rise. Recovery after slump in December and January is not enough to reverse slide ...and more »

Retail sales bounce back as British shoppers return to the high street -

Shoppers hit the high street again in February, splurging once more after holding back in January. Retail sales last month rose 3.7pc compared with February of 2016, the Office for National Statistics said, and were up 1.4pc on January's sales ...and more »

UK retail sales shook off Brexit fears to have a great month in February — but there are worrying signs for the future - Business Insider UK

On a month-to-month basis, sales grew by 1.4% in February, while on an annual basis, sales grew by 3.7%. Both numbers were significantly worse than had been expected by economists polled in the run up to the data. Prior to the release, economists had ...and more »

Sterling jumps as retail sales beat expectations despite rising prices - City A.M.

Sterling has gained strongly as retail sales beat expectations to grow in February for the first time in four months, despite rising shop prices. Sales rose by 3.7 per cent compared with last year after a 1.4 per cent increase from sales in January ...and more »

Pound jumps after UK retail sales trounce forecasts - Financial Times

The pound has popped higher (+0.34 per cent on the day at $1.2525) after new data from the Office for National Statistics suggested the UK consumer can't be beaten quite as easily as some have feared. Sales jumped by 3.7 per cent in February, compared ...and more »

Retail sales hit 7-year low despite February boost - Retail Gazette (blog)

Retail sales have dropped to a seven-year low over the last quarter, marginally offset by a better than anticipated February. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed a 1.4 per cent uptick in retail sales over February ...and more »

Retail sales in worst slump for nearly seven years: ONS - Sky News

High streets saw an upturn in February but the underlying three-month decline for the sector is the worst since March 2010. 11:51, UK, Thursday 23 March 2017. Shoppers carry boxed LED monitors on Oxford Street on October 19, 2016 in London,. Image ...and more »

British retail sales suffer biggest squeeze in nearly seven years as inflation bites - Reuters UK

LONDON (Reuters) - British retail sales shrank at the fastest rate in nearly seven years during the past three months, despite a pickup in February, adding to signs that a major driver of Britain's economy is faltering after last year's Brexit vote ...and more »