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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

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