British consumers - taking Brexit in their stride.
Or perhaps not.
Two UK headlines on Thursday (August 15) paint different pictures.
July saw a surprise 0.2 per cent rise in retail sales, according to official data.
A fall had been forecast.
Online sales jumped nearly 7 per cent.
But household goods stores reported their biggest monthly drop in two years.
And with the overall trend still softening, retailers won't - says the UK stats office - be "getting carried away" with the numbers.
Retailers like ASDA.
It on Thursday warned Brexit uncertainty WAS hitting customers.
The UK arm of Walmart reported a small rise in Q2 sales.
But boss Roger Burnley said that although ASDA's food food business performed well, non-food was - quote - challenged".
He also noted an almost six-year low in consumer confidence, adding to signs that consumers could turn more cautious as the political crisis over the UK's exit from the EU drags on.