Retail sales unexpectedly rose in January as shoppers took advantage of aggressive price cuts to stock up on new clothes, books and CDs in the post-Christmas sales, official data showed on Friday. The Office for Natio...
Retail sales slumped in June at the sharpest rate on record, official figures showed on Thursday, more than wiping out May's record rise and dragging three-month growth down to its weakest since late last year.
LONDON (Reuters) -- Retail sales unexpectedly soared in May at their fastest monthly rate since the series began in 1986, driven by record sales of food and clothes, the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday.
Retail sales volumes shot up in February at their fastest pace in a year and twice the rate predicted as clothing and footwear sales surged, raising expectations that interest rates may soon go up. Sales volumes rose 1.