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U.K. Retail Sales Tick Up as Food Prices Drive Faster Inflation

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Photographer: Luke MacGregor/Bloomberg

Shoppers are spending more, but retailers shouldn’t get too excited just yet.

Retail sales climbed in August at the fastest rate since Easter, with the like-for-like gain increasing to 1.3 percent from a year earlier, the British Retail Consortium and KPMG said Tuesday.