Outlook: Consumers spent more on food than gifts at Christmas

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From 12th January Intelligence Report:

Retailers have reported that food sales were good at Christmas, but non-food sales were not as hoped. The latest British Retail Consortium/ KPMG Retail Sales Monitor for December shows the continuing struggles for the non-food retailers. For the recycling sector, this suggests there will be more food packaging to be recycled than packaging around nonfood items. Overall, UK retail sales increased by 0.6% on a like-for-like basis from December 2016, when they had increased by 1.0% on the preceding year.

On a total basis, sales rose 1 . . .

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