- Marks & Spencer and House of Fraser are the latest big retailers to report bad Christmas sales.
- Conditions on the High Street are “very difficult” as consumers cut spending to cope with inflation and retailers engage in discounting battle to win the pounds that are being spent.
- Supermarkets are the only bright spot.
- A sustained slump for retail could have a serious knock-on effect on economic growth.
LONDON — Britain’s retailers delivered Christmas trading updates over the past two weeks and the main takeaway is the trading situation on the High Street is bad. Very bad.
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