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World Cup gives retailers a lift in May

Publié par Clifford Armion le 06/08/2010

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Phillip Inman

"Shoppers returned to Britain's high streets in May as the impending World Cup sent sales of flat-screen TVs soaring and the better weather encouraged people to buy holiday clothes.

"Heavy discounting and intense competition were also credited with bringing shoppers out spending, the British Retail Consortium survey found.

"But the BRC warned that shops remained nervous about the future, especially about government plans for steep spending cuts that could send unemployment rocketing.

"The BRC warned that people were holding off buying big ticket items such as furniture until the outcome of the emergency budget this month."

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"World Cup gives retailers a lift in May", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), août 2010. Consulté le 27/05/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/world-cup-gives-retailers-a-lift-in-may