Retail sales down again in May

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Retail sales slipped again in May. Like-for-like sales values fell by 0.8 per cent in May, rising 0.8 per cent on a total basis, compared to May 2008.

Food sales slowed after a strong Easter in April, clothing and footwear saw growth fall below May last year and homewares and furniture sectors remained difficult, according to the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor. Online retailing, however, saw growth of 7.6 per cent compared to the same period last year.


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