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Brits' latest garden purchasing trends revealed

Alex Marsh, Managing Director at Close Brothers Retail Finance, reveals the latest trends in garden purchasing and highlights the value of being able to spread the cost of big ticket items for the garden through retail finance.

Looking at the latest ONS retail sales figures, it seems that retailers are managing to hold their own in an extremely challenging economic environment. As we progress through the summer it is clear to see that retailers are under constant attack from the repercussions of inflation outstripping wage growth. However, retail sales have shown unexpected resilience powered by the hot weather which has left British consumers factoring retail therapy in their budgeting.