Sales of clothing and hardware grew strongly in September, but grocery sales fell, according to a survey by the Confederation of British Industry.
Sales volumes grew in clothing by 41%, and in hardware and DIY by 55%.
But volumes fell markedly for grocers, by 29%.
They also fell in the specialist food and drink sector by 34%, and the footwear and leather sector by 38%.
Overall, the volume of sales decreased.
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