Retail sales picked up in February after growing by 0.8% compared with January, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
Growth, which beat analysts’ forecasts for a 0.4% rise, was driven by petrol, supermarkets and online shopping.
ONS senior statistician, Rhian Murphy, said: “Store prices continue to rise across all store types, but at a lower rate than the previous month.”
Inflation slowed to a seven month low of 2.7% in February.
Source: BBC News