Retail sales in India slumped by 79 per cent in May compared to the same month in pre-pandemic year of 2019, according to Retailers Association of India.
The latest study by the Retailers Association of India (RAI) said sales of food and grocery business dropped by 34 per cent for the month compared to the same period in 2019.
Footwear, beauty, wellness and personal care items businesses declined by more than 85 per cent for the month as compare to the same month in 2019.
Retailers across regions are reflecting a deep fall in sales with Southern India at -73 per cent in May 2021 as compared to May 2019 pre-Covid sales.
Retail sales of eastern regions declined by 73 per cent in the month of May 2021 as compared to May 2019.
Sales in northern regions declined by 83 per cent in May 2021 as compared to May 2019.
Story: Shivani Sharma
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