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UK retailers suffer worst September on record - BRC

UK retailers suffer worst September on record - BRC
FILE PHOTO: Visitors and shoppers walk along Sheep street in the centre of Stratford-upon-Avon, Britain, March 22, 2019. Picture taken March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls -
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LONDON (Reuters) – British retailers endured their worst September since records started in the mid-1990s, a retail survey showed on Monday, adding to signs that the consumer economy is starting to crack in the run-up to Brexit.

The British Retail Consortium said total retail sales values declined 1.3% in the year to September. Average growth over the last 12 months declined to 0.2%, the lowest rate on record, the BRC said.

The figures had been due at 2301 GMT but the BRC brought forward their publication.

(Reporting by Andy Bruce; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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