Retail sales rise 1.2% in February

Non-food stores sales volumes have risen by 2.4% over the month due to ‘strong’ sales in discount department stores, while online retailers saw sales volumes rise by 0.2% in February

The ONS has reported today (24 March) that retail sales for February have increased by an estimated 1.2%, following a rise of 0.9% in January, despite a fall in sales volumes of 3.5% when compared to the same month last year. 

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