Tough times endured on the high street with in-store spending at -0.1%, according to Barclaycard.
Shoppers opting to ‘shop and stay’, spending time – and money – in shops that offer engaging and entertaining experiences.
New data from Barclaycard shows a halt in spending growth due to shoppers who “feel the squeeze” of inflation.
Almost six in 10 (57%) retailers give refunds regardless of product condition.
An increase in retail sales was driven entirely by online shopping.
The clothing sector performed particularly strongly last month.