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Fashion and footwear sales reach five-year high

Fashion, footwear and textiles sales grew by 8.7% in April against the same month last year, which was the largest year-on-year increase since February 2010.

Sales in April increased by 5.2% on the previous month, making it the largest month-on-month increase since 2011, according to the Office for National Statistics.

The amount spent increased by 6.2% year-on-year and by 2.5% against the previous month. Store price deflation fell by 0.9%, which was the largest annual fall since July 2010.

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