UK Retailers Toil In March But See Better Times Ahead

British retailers have endured another difficult month in March but are optimistic of a sales surge in April, when COVID-19 lockdown restrictions are due to be lifted partially, a survey showed on Thursday. The Confederation of British Industry’s monthly gauge of retail sales was steady at -45 in March. A Reuters poll of economists had pointed to a small improvement to -37. However, expectations for sales next month turned positive for the first time since December 2019. Read more at Reuters.