Month of March Gives Improved UK Sales
According to figures it seems that the warmer than normal weather that the UK enjoyed over the month of March helped to boost the retail sector in the UK. It has been reported by the British Retail Consortium that like for like sales were up by 1.3% from March 2011.
It seems that some of the rise came from the boost in the need for clothing and shoes due to the unseasonal weather.
It is also thought that sales for March this year also looked healthier because March last year was such a bad time for the retail markets.
However it seems that he UK retail market is still struggling at the moment due to the high fuel costs and also the rise of utility bills.
The BRC said that the warmer weather helped to lift the spirit of not only the retailers in the UK but also seemed to bolster the consumer confidence levels too. However it is worth remembering that this comparison is also against the weakest month of last year.
However a rainy Easter this year is thought to have put many people off hitting the high streets.