Retail sales record sluggish growth as non-food sales slide


Retail sales grew at their slowest rate year on year since April 2018 last month, according to the Office of National Statistics.

Retail sales by quantity rose 1% in the four weeks to November 23 – the lowest rate of growth recorded since last April and exacerbated by a 1.1% fall in non-food sales.

This sales decline was exacerbated by Black Friday not being included in the period covered by the ONS’ latest figures.

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