“It is extremely encouraging to see that the high street is well on the road to recovery. Of the firms surveyed, nine of which are from the automotive industry, 64% of motor traders said sales volumes were up”, says Sue Robinson, NFDA Director.

The National Franchise Dealers Association (NFDA), which represents franchised car and commercial vehicle retailers across the UK, welcomes the news that high street sales have continued to grow this year and remain healthy in the month of September, according to the CBI’s latest monthly Distributive Trades Survey of 111 firms.

“Despite consumer confidence still fragile, this was the third consecutive month of growth, which was broad-based across a number of sectors. We hope to see retail sales grow robustly again in October.”


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