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UK Shoppers Snap Up Blankets, Warm Clothes for Difficult Winter

  • BRC says sales volumes fall again with cost-of-living crisis
  • Rising costs, wages are making it hard for stores to help

Britons took action to curtail their energy use this winter by buying blankets, warm clothing and energy-efficient appliances in response to soaring gas and electricity prices. 

That’s according to the latest sales survey from the British Retail Consortium, which also found consumers cut back on big-ticket items such as computers, televisions and furniture last month.