Retail sales climbed in August driven by strong formalwear sales as customers returned to the office and socialising.
Retail consumer spend jumped 3% in August compared with the previous month, driven by consumers returning to work and social events, according to the latest BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor.
The 3% growth for the period was down compared with the 3.9% growth seen in the same month in 2020. It was also below the three-month average growth of 6.9% and the 12-month average growth of 10.3%.
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