Retail Sales Rise in August ... DIY Leads the charge ...
Retail sales increased by almost 3% in August. Excluding fuel, total sales volumes increased by over 4%. DIY led the charge. B&Q and others benefited, with DIY sales up by 20%. Garden centres were blooming. Green fingers tapped the tills with a 17% increase in horticultural goods year on year
The public was drinking less apparently. Alcohol sales were down by 6% compared. Alternative medicine provided some relief. Chemist sales were up by 44% and medical goods were up by 17%.
The upturn in the housing market, boosted sales of white goods and floor coverings. Pride in appearance appeared to take a back seat. Sales of clothing, cosmetics and footwear were down over 15% ... Check out the latest update here ...
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