Sales up in September

Figures released by the British Retail Consortium and KPMG show that like-for-like sales grew by 1.5% in September compared to growth of 2.5% in the same month last year. On a total basis, sales were up 3.4%, against a 2.5% rise in September 2011. Highest sales growth was for clothing and footwear (due to colder weather), and the home and furniture market.