Figures showed that total retail sales grew by just 0.7 per cent during November, 1.6 per cent lower than November 2010's sales.
Results for the three month weighted average from September to November showed a slightly better picture, with total sales up by 1.7 per cent year-on-year.
Non-food, non-store revenue growth fell back in November, having picked up in October. Sales were up 8.6 per cent on a year ago.
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