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Biggest December Retail Gains Were Online, Not The High Street

The latest figures from Visa show that consumer spending rose by 2.6% year-on-year in December, rounding off the fastest-growing quarter for two years. Much of the pick-up was away from the high street, with Internet sales rising by 5.5% during the Christmas period, although several shops still recorded healthy sales as consumers made a last-minute dash for gifts.

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