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October 2018 UK Retail Sales: Growth Softens in an Unusually Volatile October

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Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on US and UK retail sales, US retail traffic and in-store metrics, selected US retailers’ same-store sales and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection of Monthly Reports.

Our monthly UK Retail Sales Report reviews the latest sector data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Highlights from our October UK Retail Sales Report:

  • Retail sales growth in the UK slowed in October as demand softened in a number of big-ticket sectors.
  • Grocery retail sales growth softened as inflation eased.
  • Large clothing retailers saw moderate sales growth in spite of unseasonable weather, but footwear retailers’ sales continued to decline.

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