By  on October 15, 2018

Consumers tightened their belts for the second month in a row in September, raising concerns over the upcoming holiday shopping season.

Following a weak August, spending at the tills ticked up by just 0.1 percent last month, official figures showed. It was largely driven by the biggest drop in restaurant and bar sales in close to two years and fell short of Wall Street’s expectations for a 0.7 percent rise.

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