UK retail figures fall by 0.6%
15 February 2013 Last updated at 11:08 GMT
UK retail sales fell 0.6% in January, hurt by high levels of snowfall, and confounding economists' expectations for a rise.
Carl Astorri of Ernst and Young told the BBC there was already weakness in Q4, and part of a struggling retail sector.
He said internet sales have increased, but the weakness is in the high street, in particular with volumes of food sold.