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UK retail: Small stores 'driving growth', says ONS

UK retail sales in December were up 5.3% on a year ago - the fastest annual sales growth in more than nine years.

The figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) suggested growth in consumer spending above the expectations of many analysts.

Kate Davies, head of retail at the ONS, said that it is "the small stores that are very much driving growth".

  • 17 Jan 2014
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