Manchester draws in station shoppers as retail sales continue to rise

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New statistics released today by Network Rail shows that convenience continues to be king for busy commuters and shoppers, with Manchester Piccadilly station recording 5.2% retail sales growth in the last quarter. The rise in sales at Manchester Piccadilly has been led by a growth in gifting, which has more than tripled since the introduction of a new Oliver Bonas store in the station. The positive numbers have also been driven by strong growth in its popular food on the go outlets, and in health and beauty. David Biggs, Managing Director of Network Rail Property, said:  “These figures mark five and a half years of continuous growth, and this is testament to the hard work of our team, our great retail offer, and Network Rail’s continued investment in improving stations as part of our “Destinations Programme”.

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