October retail sales slow as consumers delay Christmas spending

The proportion of non-food items bought online decreased to 36.5% in October from 36.6% in October 2022

Total UK retail sales increased by 2.5% in October, against a growth of 1.6% in October 2022 as consumers delay their Christmas spending in the hopes they can grab a bargain in the upcoming Black Friday sales, according to the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.

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