Retail sales for September hint at early Christmas shopping

Christmas shoppers

Retail sales improved in September as back-to-school and early Christmas shopping drove consumers to buy.

Total retail sales increased 5.6% year on year, compared with a 0.6% decline in September 2019, according to the BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor. This was above the six- and 12-month average declines of 1.1% and 1% respectively.

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