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Forecasts predict £99bn retail sales increase during ‘golden quarter’

Total UK retail sales in Q4 are expected to rise by 2% to £98.8bn for the three months to the end of 2018, known as the ‘golden quarter’.

According to retail data and insights firm GlobalData, 2018 has been a year of “retail failures, profit warnings and store closures so far”, but the ‘golden quarter’ offers retailers the opportunity to “gain sales from consumers who are finally ready to prioritise shopping”.

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