“Consumer confidence continues to grow with the British Retail Consortium reporting an increase in high street retail sales of 0.6% during September” said Sue Robinson, Director of National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK.
Retail sales grew in September compared with the previous month, following an unexpected fall in August. The Office for National Statistics also said sales volumes had risen by 2.2% compared with September 2012
Robinson continued “This growth in sales is reflected in the increase in new car sales in recent months with dealers reporting increased footfall in showrooms.
“Whilst new products and services offered by dealers and manufacturers during 2013 have in no doubt influenced many consumers to buy, the return of consumer confidence fuelled by the upturn in the economy is no doubt a major factor.”
NOTES TO EDITORS: Keely Scanlan, Press Officer Tel: 020 7307 3410 Mob: 07825097697 Press Office direct line: 020 7307 3422 Press Office fax: 020 7307 3406 Web: www.rmif.co.uk Email: firstname.lastname@example.org The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.