UK retail sales rose 1.4 percent in June, following a 1.8 percent increase in May, providing businesses with a sign of hope after months of disappointment at the till.
Warmer weather is believed responsible for the boost, as this year’s cold, wet spring delayed purchases of summer clothing, leaving retail stores wanting for customers. According to the British Retail Consortium (BRC), clothing was the top-performing category for June, helped in part by heavy discounts in shops.
In a press release, BRC director general Helen Dickinson stated: "Despite challenging economic conditions continuing, June saw another strong performance from the UK's retailers. At this halfway point in the year we are able to see that sales are well ahead of the previous six-month period."
Additionally, online sales increased by 14.1 percent from the same time last year.
Next Top Stories
More News Stories
EDITOR'S CHOICE »
The new range is inspired the second book in the Fifty Shades trilogy.
Lingerie campaign rejected for breaching advertising policies.
New technology enables retailers to track fitting room use.
Most Popular »
Recently Commented »
ALSO IN lingerieinsight.com »
Buyers and brands reflect on the London trade show.Read more
Crisis management is a key part of any PR practitioner’s job role.Read more
Lourdes and Augusto Hanimian speak exclusively to Lingerie Insight.Read more
Five-piece collection set to grow in coming year.Read more
New film takes viewers behind the scenes of the AW16 shoot.Read more