Retail sales -0.4% y/y

  • prior +2.7%

Total sales +3.1% y/y

  • prior +6.7%

On the report, this via Reuters:

  • BRC has estimated that prices among its members rose by 2.1% in the year to March - the biggest such increase in 11 years
  • "As consumer confidence continued to sink, March saw sales slow, and while spend remained above last year this likely reflects higher prices," BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson said.