Retail sales inch up as consumers prepare for a ‘difficult winter’

bills worry

Retail sales grew in September, driven by sales of clothing, energy-efficient appliances and small furnishings such as blankets, as consumers gear up for higher energy bills this winter.

Total sales increased 2.2% in the month of September, up from a 0.6% rise in the same month last year, according to the latest data from the BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor.

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