January 2018 UK CBI retail distributive trades report 25 January 2018


  • Retail sales grew for the third consecutive month in the year to January
  • Growth was weaker than expected and below the long-run average. Retail sales volumes declined further compared with the average for the time of year
  • Retailers expect sales volumes to continue to grow in February at a similar pace
  • Robust growth in grocers’ sales volumes offset the decline in sectors such as furniture & carpets, non-specialised (i.e. department) stores, and specialist food & drink

Still some fall out being seen from the strong Nov retail period.

Ryan Littlestone

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