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Big UK retailers record sharpest growth in sales since 2018, CBI figures show

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Strong sales in furniture and DIY as lockdown eases but clothing, footwear and department stores still struggle Britain’s biggest retailers recorded the sharpest growth in sales since 2018 as consumer confidence was boosted by the easing of lockdown in England and Wales, and progress with the Covid-19 vaccination programme. For the first time in 2021, sales volumes were viewed as good for the time of year, according to the latest monthly snapshot from the CBI lobby group, and sales were expected to remain above normal levels in May after the reopening of non-essential shops in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
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