Barclays UK

ONS Retail Sales figures - Barclays Corporate comment

Press Release   •   Nov 18, 2011 08:32 GMT

Richard Lowe, Head of Retail & Wholesale at Barclays Corporate, comments on today's ONS Retail Sales figures:

"Christmas has finally arrived on the high street with both sales volumes and values rising last month.

“There is evidence that footfall is down but transaction value is up so for retailers the next few weeks will be about capturing the consumer as soon as they walk into a store and then cross-selling and up-selling”.