British retail sales plunge by most in a year

British retail sales fell the most in more than a year last month as the wettest April on record kept consumers from the shops and hurt demand for clothing, footwear, and gardening gear.

9th May, 2012
The wettest April on record kept British consumers from the shops.

British retail sales fell the most in more than a year last month as the wettest April on record kept consumers from the shops and hurt demand for clothing, footwear, and gardening gear, the British Retail Consortium said.

Sales at stores open at least 12 months, measured by value, declined 3.3 per cent from a year earlier, the biggest monthly drop since March 2011, Bloomberg reported the London-based trade group as saying. Including stores open...

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