Retail sales monitor

  • UK retail sales values were down 0.3% on a like-for-like basis from February 2011, when sales had fallen 0.4%.
  • On a total basis, sales were up 2.3%, against a 1.1% increase in February 2011
  • Food sales picked up, helped by stocking up in the very cold weather. Non-food weakened further, despite continued promotions and discounts. For clothing, footwear and homewares, February was worse than January and December, especially for larger purchases, hit by consumer caution.

BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor: Feb 2012

Meanwhile, according to BDO:

  • Overall like-for-like retail sales were down 1.5% on last year
  • Online year-on-year sales up 27.9% for the month

BDO High Street Sales Tracker

 

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