Aileen Simkins
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UK retail sales unexpectedly pick-up in March

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).

Aileen Simkins from the ONS told the BBC smaller shops were doing well - partly because of the royal wedding.

  • 21 Apr 2011
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