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Some 16% of clothing retailers and 67% of footwear and leather goods retailers reported a rise in year-on-year sales in April, compared with the same period last year, according to the CBI Distributive Trades Survey. Wholesale fared less well, with 15% of wholesalers reporting a downturn. However, this compared favourably with March, when 21% of wholesalers reported a year-on-year slump.