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Shop sales expected to heat up this weekend


Garden centres are set to be the main beneficiaries as the sun brings out shoppers Getty ImagesBritons are expected set to spend £11.5 billion over the Easter week — equivalent to £410 per household — as warm weather gives retailers a boost. The Centre for Economics and Business Research has forecast that spending will rise sharply compared with Easter last year, with garden centres and DIY stores among the beneficiaries. Temperatures are set to reach 25C in southern Britain this weekend, with the Met Office saying that Easter Sunday could be one of the warmest on record. The CEBR, a leading economic think tank, said that such warm weather would help spending to increase by 8.5 per cent compared with Easter last year, when rain deterred shoppers. An improvement in sales will provide relief to retailers, which have had to contend…


Source: The Times April 20, 2019 00:22 UTC



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