Pre-Christmas revival hope 'dashed'

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Hopes for a continuing pre-Christmas sales revival have been dashed amid signs that consumers are still limiting spending to essential items.


In its worst figures outside of a seasonal period for 11 months, the British Retail Consortium said October's UK retail sales were 0.1% lower on a like-for-like basis than a year ago, ending the modest revival seen in September.
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