Sales employees working in the fast-moving
consumer goods sector must be doing a good job as the Office
for National Statistics has revealed that retail sales have grown
According to seasonally adjusted data, overall sales are up by one
per cent on the same period 12 months ago and have seen an increase
of 0.5 per cent in the last three months.
According to ONS, this represents a steady growth trend throughout
2006 as there was a 0.6 per cent increase between July and
The report by the ONS said: "Based on non-seasonally adjusted data,
the average weekly value of retail sales in November was £5.5
million, 3.7 per cent higher than November 2005 and up 10.9 per
cent compared to October.
"In September to November, the value of sales in current prices was
3.8 per cent higher than in the same period a year earlier."
As well as being good news for shop floor staff in the fast-moving
consumer goods market, it represents an upward swing for senior
sales employees and marketing teams.
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