Quick Facts
FONT-SIZE Plus   Neg
Share SHARE

UK Same Store Sales Rise In January - BRC

Same store sales in the United Kingdom improved in January.

The British Retail Consortium and KPMG reported Tuesday that on a like-for-like basis, sales were up 1.9 percent compared to January 2012.

BRC said it was the highest like-for-like growth in 13 months.

Total retail sales were up 3.0 percent on year. It marked the highest overall sales growth since September 2012.

BRC said online sales were up 10.1 percent on year.

"After a fairly subdued December, these results are sure to lift spirits for many. Retailers didn't have high hopes for strong sales at Christmas, but this meant that they prepared well and headed into the New Year with less stock to clear than last year," said BRC Director General Helen Dickinson. "People were tempted out by offers and promotions but also treated themselves to full-price and premium products early in January, particularly must-have technology items. These factors, coupled with recovering consumer confidence, have added up to a more successful January than we saw last year."

by RTT Staff Writer

For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.com

Business News

Quick Facts

Editors Pick
After moving modestly higher in morning trading, stocks showed a substantial move to the downside over the course of the trading day on Wednesday. The major averages pulled back well off their highs for the session, sliding firmly into negative territory. Ebola "czar" Ron Kain is scheduled to meet with President Barack Obama on Wednesday as he begins his efforts to coordinate the government's response to the deadly disease. Klain, who previously served as chief of staff to Vice President Joe Biden and then-Vice President Al Gore, was named as Ebola Response Coordinator last Friday. Potentially complicating the outlook for control of the Senate, the results of a SurveyUSA poll conducted for WXIA-TV in Atlanta suggest that the Georgia Senate race between Republican David Perdue and Democrat Michelle Nunn could be headed for a runoff.
comments powered by Disqus
FREE Newsletters, Analysis & Alerts

 

Stay informed with our FREE daily Newsletters and real-time breaking News Alerts. Sign up to receive the latest information on business news, health, technology, biotech, market analysis, currency trading and more.