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Glam black street fashion ‘Miserable’ weather condition dampens high street sales in February


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Glam black street fashion ‘Miserable’ weather condition dampens high street sales in February

Image copyright Getty Images Sales stalled on Scotland’s high streets last month in the face of tough trading conditions and dismal weather, according to a survey.The SRC-KPMG retail sales monitor found total sales fell year-on-year by 0.8%. Adjusted for deflation, the fall was 0.1%. Retailers reported that grocery, health products and some indoor categories such…

Glam black street fashion ‘Miserable’ weather condition dampens high street sales in February

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Sales stalled on Scotland’s high streets last month in the face of hard trading conditions and disappointing weather condition, according to a survey.

The SRC-KPMG retail sales screen found total sales fell year-on-year by 0.8%. Changed for deflation, the fall was 0.1%.

Sellers reported that grocery, health items and some indoor classifications such as electrical items fared well.

But fashion and footwear tape-recorded its weakest performance considering that last May.

While overall food sales were up by 2.9%on February 2019, non-food sales decreased by 3.8%.

Scottish Retail Consortium director David Lonsdale said the most recent figures underlined how challenging trading conditions remained in February.

Glam black street fashion ‘ Little respite’

He said: “There was little respite for consumers or store owners, who were buffeted by a maelstrom of numerous storms and depressing weather condition which kept customers at bay, shrinking tramp in the process.

” Even before the start of coronavirus, sellers were dealing with major headwinds of drooping need and rising expenses.”

Paul Martin, UK head of retail for KPMG, said: “While Brexit was the dominant theme in 2019, retailers are now getting ready for a possibly far greater challenge from coronavirus, with demand likely seriously affected for a minimum of the next few weeks.

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” Regardless of the frustrating scale of the problems ahead, the retail sector in Scotland is working relentlessly to progress and endure.

” Now is the time for politicians to work carefully with the market to prevent potentially permanent damage from this international crisis.”

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