Retail sales down for second month

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Embargoed to 0001 Tuesday April 15File photo dated 17/01/14 of shoppers carrying shopping bags on Oxford Street, in central London as high streets suffered a second month in a row of falling retail sales last month but a better performance from clothing put a silver lining on the gloom. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 15, 2014. Like-for-like sales dropped by 1.7% in March compared with the same period in 2013, with the later timing of Easter this year blamed for the fall, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The timing of Easter also deepened the ongoing declines being suffered by embattled grocery retailers. See PA story ECONOMY Retail. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire
Embargoed to 0001 Tuesday April 15File photo dated 17/01/14 of shoppers carrying shopping bags on Oxford Street, in central London as high streets suffered a second month in a row of falling retail sales last month but a better performance from clothing put a silver lining on the gloom. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Tuesday April 15, 2014. Like-for-like sales dropped by 1.7% in March compared with the same period in 2013, with the later timing of Easter this year blamed for the fall, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The timing of Easter also deepened the ongoing declines being suffered by embattled grocery retailers. See PA story ECONOMY Retail. Photo credit should read: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%High streets suffered a second month in a row of falling retail sales last month but a better performance from clothing put a silver lining on the gloom.

Like-for-like sales dropped by 1.7% in March compared with the same period in 2013, with the later timing of Easter this year blamed for the fall, according to figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC).