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.
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