Retail sales rose for the first time in three months as shoppers prepared for the festive season.
Retail sales excluding fuel inched up 0.9% year on year for the month of October, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics.
Compared with pre-pandemic levels recorded in February 2020, sales values excluding fuel were up 9.6%.
On a volume basis, sales excluding fuel dropped 1.9% year on year during September but grew 7% compared with February 2020.
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