Shop­ping fig­ures fall

Coventry Telegraph - - NATIONAL -

THE grow­ing pop­u­lar­ity of Hal­loween has failed to stop the UK high street suf­fer­ing its ninth neg­a­tive month in a row for in-store sales, fig­ures show.

Sales fell by 2% year-on-year in Oc­to­ber to mark 13 months since in-store growth ex­ceeded 1%, ac­cord­ing to the BDO High Street Sales Tracker.

Not even in­creased ac­tiv­ity in the build-up to Hal­loween could stop the high street suf­fer­ing a dis­ap­point­ing start to the “golden quar­ter” as shop­pers held out for Novem­ber dis­counts.

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