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ONS Retail stats – Barclays’ comment

Richard Lowe, Head of Retail & Wholesale at Barclays, comments on today's ONS Retail Sales figures.

“November’s sales received a significant shot in the arm thanks to consumers being enticed by the special promotions marking Black Friday and Mega Monday. Recent Barclays research revealed that UK retailers are predicting that this Saturday will be their biggest shopping day in store, and will be ready for the last-minute rush in the remaining days before Christmas.”

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About Barclays

Barclays is an international financial services provider engaged in personal banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking and wealth management with an extensive presence in Europe, the Americas, Africa and Asia. Barclays’ purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way.

With over 300 years of history and expertise in banking, Barclays operates in over 50 countries and employs approximately 135,000 people. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and clients worldwide.

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