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Retail sales in December up 4% as bargain hunters piled into shops

Publié par Clifford Armion le 01/10/2012

Larry Elliott and Zoe Wood

A rush to the shops to snap up bargains in the last days before Christmas provided shops and stores with one of their best trading months of 2011 in December, the British Retail Consortium said on Tuesday.

Despite the collapse of lingerie chain La Senza and a low-key performance by supermarket group Morrisons, the BRC said deep discounting meant sales in December were 4.1% higher than in the same month of 2010.

Stephen Robertson, the lobby group's director general, said: "A better than hoped-for December closed a relentlessly tough year for retailers, but these figures hinged on a dazzling last pre-Christmas week and were boosted by some major one-off factors. We're not witnessing any fundamental change in customers' circumstances.

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"Retail sales in December up 4% as bargain hunters piled into shops", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2012. Consulté le 01/10/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/retail-sales-in-december-up-4-as-bargain-hunters-piled-into-shops