Retailers suffered their worst annual sales performance on record in 2020, driven by slump in demand for fashion and homeware products, figures show. While food sales growth rose 5.4% on 2019, non-food fell about 5%, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said. It meant an overall fall of 0.3% in a year dominated by the COVID-19 impact, the worst annual change since the BRC began collating the figures in 1995. In December, total retail sales increased by 1.8% as shoppers spent more in the run-up to Christmas. Online non-food sales jumped by 44.8% in December, according to the new figures, as a higher proportion of shopping took place online.
Read more: Daily Mail
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