Your browser is no longer supported. For the best experience of this website, please upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

high street

Retail sales rise above expectations

Retail sales growth accelerated in the year to April, with volumes rising faster than market predictions, the latest monthly Confederation of British Industry (CBI) Distributive Trades Survey has shown.