UK retail sales figures fall by 0.6%

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UK retail sales fell 0.6% in January, hurt by high levels of snowfall, and confounding economists' expectations for a rise.

Volumes fell 0.6% on December 2012, hurt by high levels of snowfall, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

Kate Davies from the ONS highlighted weak sales in the food sector, which dropped 2.6% year-on year.

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