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Worst retail Christmas in a decade as sales slump

Jan 10, 2019 - City A.M.

THE UK retail sector has suffered its worst Christmas in a decade as sales stagnated during the crucial festive period, despite a string of positive updates offering a glimmer of hope. Overall retail sales were flat in December, the lowest level of growth since April and the worst festive performance since 2008, according to figures published today by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG.

The sluggish figures will make for grim reading for the retail sector, which is struggling to ...