The government's 'Help to Buy' scheme is to thank for lifted sales for house builder, Barratt Developments.
Jaguar Land Rover is the latest luxury car manufacturer to post record sales for 2013.
Volkswagen's luxury brands have posted record sales for 2013.
Tesco and Morrison's have both reported a drop in sales, according to new figures release today (Thursday).
Luxury car manufacturer, Rolls Royce has reported record sales for the fourth consecutive year.
Marks & Spencer has suffered another fall in sales in clothing and homeware, its general merchandise (GM) division.
Sainsbury's has cut its full-year sales forecast shortly after the Chief Executive praised the company's "strong sales" in a "tough market".
Mothercare has issued a profit warning following a difficult Christmas period for the childcare retailer.
Samsung, the world's biggest manufacturer of smartphones and TVs, is expecting to record a fall in profits for the final quarter of 2013.
Shares of the mobile phone manufacturer, HTC, have dropped following a weaker-than-expected profit for the months October to December.