October sales rise 0.6% but remain behind pre-Covid levels

However, non-food stores experienced a 1.1% increase in their sales volumes and were just 1.7% below February 2020 levels last month

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that retail sales volumes rose by an estimated 0.6% in October, following a 1.5% drop in September, which the government body supposes was due to the additional bank holiday for the queen’s funeral.

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