By Roland Bodenham2016-01-12T07:00:00+00:00
December saw 0.1% like-for-like sales growth, which will lead some retailers asking what went wrong and how they can right the ship in 2016.
Mountain Warehouse has revealed a 14.7% jump in like-for-likes over Black Friday and Christmas and aims to open 15 more UK stores this year.
House of Fraser has reported a 5.3% lift in like-for-likes over Christmas boosted by its biggest-ever online trading day on Black Friday.
Superdrug sales increased 6.8% over the Christmas period, helped by strong demand for its fragrance lines and make-up gifts from brands such as Maybelline, GOSH and Makeup Revolution.
Retail sales suffered “the biggest decline on record” during May, as food sales dropping for the first time in nearly four years.
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