Unexpected bonus for the High Street
Retail sales in the UK registered a surprise pick-up in March, led by strong food and non-store sales.
Sales volumes rose 0.2% compared with a month earlier, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Market analysts had expected a much weaker number after a downbeat survey was released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) last week.
Hugh Pym reports.
21 Apr 2011
- From the section Business