Olympics were bad for UK Business

Sep 4, 2012

No retail joy for Britain, as London 2012 'failed to inspire spending'

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Excluding sales of party food and drink, the Olympics brought no retail joy to the UK, reports the BBC. Shops, especially in London, were quieter during the Games than at any time since last November, excluding Easter week. "The feel good factor from the Olympics failed to inspire spending," says the British Retail Consortium.

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