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  • Higher fuel prices take toll on retail sales - BBC News

    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 »

  • 'Inflation biting': Analysts not buying Feb's UK retail sales surge - Financial Times

    Retail sales rocketed in February, new data from the ONS showed today. Having shrunk by 0.5 per cent on the month in January, they turned out a 1.4 per cent rise in February, well above forecasts. The year-on-year rate came in at 3.7 per cent, against ...and more »

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

    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 »

  • UK shoppers started spending again in February - Financial Times

    UK shoppers started spending again in February - Financial Times;

    UK shoppers started spending again in February after two months of falling retail sales, according to the latest official figures published on Thursday. Sample the FT's top stories for a week. You select the topic, we deliver the news. Select topic ...and more »

  • UK's retail sector defies doom and gloom as sales increase sharply in February - International Business Times UK

    UK's retail sector defies doom and gloom as sales increase sharply in February - International Business Times UK;

    Britain's retail sector performed much better than expected in February, with sales of clothing and household goods rising sharply, but the outlook for the sector remained weak, official figures released on Thursday (23 March) showed. According to the ...and more »

  • UK retail sales suffer biggest three-monthly drop since 2010 as fuel costs bite - Reuters UK

    UK retail sales suffer biggest three-monthly drop since 2010 as fuel costs bite - Reuters UK;

    Customers shop at a Primark store on Oxford Street in London June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor. LONDON, British retail sales in the three months to February recorded their biggest slide in nearly seven years as higher fuel prices eroded shoppers' ...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 bounce back as British shoppers return to the high street - Telegraph.co.uk

    Retail sales bounce back as British shoppers return to the high street - Telegraph.co.uk;

    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 - Business Insider UK

    UK retail sales shook off Brexit fears to have a great month in February - 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 »

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

    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 »