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Black Friday bargains helped retail sales climb by more than 4% in November, according to the latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.

On a total basis, sales rose by 4.2% in the four weeks to November 26, against an increase of 5% in November 2021, although the figures did not account for historically high levels of inflation.

UK retail sales increased by 4.1% on a like-for-like basis compared with November 2021 when they rose by 1.8% – this was above the three-month average growth of 2.3% and the 12-month average growth of 1.2%.

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