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Mother's Day worth £1.6 billion for UK retailers

Mothering Sunday is expected to generate £1.6 billion in sales for UK retailers, a rise of 6% against last year.

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said the bulk of sales would come from flowers, greeting cards and chocolates.

Mike Watkins Nielsen senior manager for retailer services said: "With purse strings tight, competition will be even tougher this year."

BRC director general Stephen Robertson added: "With an early Easter too, three celebration days in quick succession presents a supply and restocking challenge for retailers."

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