Data: September retail sales grind to a halt as fuel and driver shortages bite

Cars queueing outside petrol station September 2021

Retail sales growth in September slowed as fuel shortages, supply chain issues and poor weather conditions impacted consumer confidence. 

Retail spend increased by 0.6% in September, a decline in the rate of growth of 5.6% recorded for the same month in 2020, according to the latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.

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