Temperatures plummeted in August, causing a spending slowdown. Florists, petrol stations, shoe shops and family clothing retailers all experienced a dip in sales, though discount stores and jewellers performed well. And at pubs, hotels and camping grounds, business was booming. Travel transactions were up too, by a record-breaking 28%, as Brits booked last-minute trips abroad to escape the cold weather. Discover more of August’s key trends with our latest Consumer Insight Infographic.