Retail sales inched up by 0.6 percent in the U.K. during the month of November on a same-store basis, with men's shoes and other categories performing particularly well because of the cold weather, according to several sources. Sales of non-food products generally were up by 1.7 percent between September and November, and they increased by around 40 percent from the year-earlier level during the week of Black Friday, according to the British Retail Consortium. However, even before Black Friday and Cyber Monday, in the period from Nov. 7 to 11, prices charged to consumers for clothing and footwear were found to be down by 7.1 percent from the same period in 2015.