Shopkeepers find that all they need is love

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Valentine's Day could provide a much-needed boost for retailers as shoppers fork out for jewellery and gifts.

Rosalind David, retail performance analyst at Land Securities, which owns shopping centres from Aberdeen to Exeter, has found sales are up on last year. She said: "Restaurants are fully booked with growing waiting lists for the day and jewellery and health & beauty, such as spa days, are selling well. There is significant sales growth on last year."