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Retail Insights

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25 January 2015

Summary: UK Retail Sales - December 2014

The latest data from the ONS suggests that the consumer recovery remained robust in the final quarter of 2014 and looking ahead, the prospects for 2015 appear encouraging. Retail sales in the final qu...

17 December 2014

Summary: UK Retail Inflation December 2014

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) fell to a 12 year low of just 1.0% in November as food deflation and the impact of lower oil prices drove down the overall rate. As we pointed out in Novemb...

21 November 2014

Summary UK Retail Sales November 2014

Below is our summary of UK retail sales for November 2014 within the Food and Drink, Clothing and Footwear, Household Goods, DIY and Gardening and Consumer Electronics categories.

Food and drin...

19 November 2014

Summary UK Retail Inflation November 2014


The Consumer Price Index CPI in October rose marginally to 1.3 in what is likely to be a small blip in the longer-term downward trend.

Falling commodity prices particularly oi...