UK Retail Sales In 2020 ‘Worst For 25 Years’

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. Read more at BBC News.