Retail sales figures worse than expected

Retail figures just out, nastier than expected - spending down 0.8% on the month. But retail is up 0.6% on the year and online continues to grow. Weekly online spending is now more than £500 million.

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Retail dip worse than expected

Weakening consumer confidence has led to a much worse than expected October for retailers. Retail sales volumes dropped 0.8% month-on-month.