Return to restaurants sees retail sales fall by 1.4%

Despite the monthly decline, over April and May combined, the average total retail sales volumes were still 7.7% higher than in March 2021, and were 9.1% higher than in February 2020 before the impact of the coronavirus pandemic

UK retail sales fell by 1.4% between April and May, following a sharp increase in April when retail restrictions were eased, according to data from the Office of National statistics (ONS). 

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