Retail sales up as shoppers return

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File photo dated 17/01/14 of a shopper on Oxford Street, in central London as retail sales staged a bigger-than-expected bounce-back last month as shoppers returned to the high street after a weather-hit January, according to official figures. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 27, 2014. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said sales volumes rose 1.7% month on month in February, smashing forecasts for sales to edge 0.5% higher. It comes after a disappointing January, with the ONS revealing that sales fell even more than first thought, down by 2% against an initial estimate for a 1.5% decline. See PA story ECONOMY Retail. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
File photo dated 17/01/14 of a shopper on Oxford Street, in central London as retail sales staged a bigger-than-expected bounce-back last month as shoppers returned to the high street after a weather-hit January, according to official figures. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday March 27, 2014. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said sales volumes rose 1.7% month on month in February, smashing forecasts for sales to edge 0.5% higher. It comes after a disappointing January, with the ONS revealing that sales fell even more than first thought, down by 2% against an initial estimate for a 1.5% decline. See PA story ECONOMY Retail. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Retail sales staged a bigger-than-expected bounce-back last month as shoppers returned to the high street after a weather-hit January, according to official figures.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said sales volumes rose 1.7% month on month in February, smashing forecasts for sales to edge 0.5% higher.