Retail sales jump on colder weather and Halloween

Retail sales jump on colder weather and Halloween
 

UK retail sales jumped in October, bolstered by colder weather and Halloween sales at supermarkets.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said retail sales volumes jumped by 1.9% on the month in October after a 0.1% increase in September.
The increase was much stronger than analysts had forecast.
The colder weather in October boosted clothing sales as it spurred shoppers to buy winter clothing, ONS statistician Kate Davies said.
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17 November 2016 in Business, Views: 47
Source: BBC
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