Furniture sales were up for a sixth successive month in November with the latest four months all seeing double-digit volume gains.

discounting-1Discounts were deeper in November as furniture and furnishings prices slipped further against year-earlier levels despite rising prices at the factory gate.

Shoppers eschewed the high street in favour of online shopping and out-of-town retail parks in November, according to the British Retail Consortium.

Black Friday demand for electricals helped retailers to their strongest year-on-year sales performance in three months in November.



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