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Shoppers are falling out of love with online shopping

16 February 2024

8:24 PM

16 February 2024

8:24 PM

Maybe the Office for National Statistics should stop seasonally adjusting its data. That is the lesson from today’s retail sales figures, which show a strong rebound in sales volumes of 3.4 per cent in January. All areas of spending were up except clothing, which was down by 1.4 per cent.

The overall figures might sound promising, but all they really do is to cancel out December’s fall of 3.3

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