Retail sales return to growth but reopening concerns remain

Oxford Street social distancing

Retail sales returned to growth in February having shrunk in January but the BRC warned that many retailers were worried about getting through to the provisional April 12 reopening date.

In the four weeks between January 31 and February 27, retail sales increased 9.5% on a like-for-like basis and 1% on a total basis, according to the latest BRC-KPMG Sales Monitor.

Subscription content

Please sign in now if you have a subscription or are already registered with us.

Retail Week

Register for free to continue reading provides premium, in-depth intelligence that helps retailers judge risks, spot opportunities and identify what they need to do to win in the digital economy.

Register today for a taste of our high-quality intelligence and enjoy:

  • Two free article views per calendar month on
  • Detailed analysis of current trends and events 
  • Exclusive newsletters
  • In-depth reports, videos, interviews and much more

Discover Retail Week register now

Please note, if you have recently purchased a subscription, it may take a few moments before your account is updated.