Food sales comfortably outperformed the rest of UK retail over the past three months, figures from the British Retail Consortium show. On a like-for-like basis, food sales between August and October were up by 1.8% over the equivalent term last year – and up 4.9% overall.
Stephen Robertson joins us this week as the latest guest editor of The Grocer. Director general of the British Retail Consortium since 2008, Robertson is one of the most high profile figures in retail.
High street sales showed signs of improvement last month, up 0.6% on a like-for-like basis over July 2010. Food sales picked up after a sluggish June, according to data from the British Retail Consortium. And sales of food and drink were up 0.9% on a like-for-like basis between May and ...
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