U.K. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall as Food Reverses Gain

U.K. Retail Sales Unexpectedly Fall as Food Reverses Gain

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Today’s report showed that the annual retail-sales deflator, a measure of changes in shop prices, fell to 1.6 percent in August from July. Excluding auto fuel, the deflator was also 1.6 percent. The deflator on food was 3.4 percent.