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Retail cracks widen

Retail cracks widen

Prior to Christmas we suggested the state of UK retail would start to look pretty ugly around March. Those comments were made in the context of Black Friday, when several headlines were hailing the resilience of UK retail sales. But, right on cue, as the festive sheen wears off and the reality of stagnant wage growth and rising price inflation sets in, several retailers are finding it difficult to convince customers to part with their cash.

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