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City snapshot: UK retail sales rebound in April on grocery growth

UK retail sales recording a surprise bounce in April, growing 1.4% as higher spending on fuel, alcohol and tobacco booster overall figures

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UK food and drink exports show patchy signs of recovery

Exports of food and drink from Scotland, Wales and north east England have enjoyed a strong recovery according to new figures from the Food & Drink Federation, but the picture is mixed

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Tesco chairman calls for windfall tax on energy firms to help cost of living crisis

Allan told the BBC Today programme Tesco customers were among those whose behaviour was showing the extent of the financial hardship

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City snapshot: Rising cost of living puts brakes on retail spending

The rising cost of living has “crushed” consumer confidence and put the brakes on consumer spending, according to the latest figures from the BRC-KPMG Retail Sales Monitor


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