Data: Retail sales grow in February as Covid restrictions end

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Retail sales increased in February as categories such as furniture, homewares, fashion and jewellery recorded strong growth over the month.

Total sales increased by 6.7% in February compared with the same month last year when all ‘non-essential’ retail was shut, according to the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.

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