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Monday, 28 November 2011

Mild weather affects the high street

Daily Mail: The UK's beleaguered high street has suffered the biggest fall in shopper numbers since last December's Arctic blizzards, a survey revealed today.

Footfall dropped 4.7 per cent in October as a 'toxic mix' of soaring fuel bills squeezed consumers' income levels and the eurozone debt crisis sapped confidence, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).

The weak figures, partly caused by shoppers delaying buying winter clothes in the warmest October on record, came despite high levels of special offers and discounts.

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