Shop prices fell for the 13th consecutive month in June as retailers discounted swathes of products amid the coronavirus crisis.
Prices fell a further 1.6% in June compared to the same month the previous year, according to the latest data from the BRC and Nielsen.
The decline represented an acceleration on the 12-month average drop in prices of 0.8% and the six-month average of 1.2%. It did, however, mark a slowdown from the 2.4% drop in prices recorded in May.
Non-food prices tumbled 3.4% year on year in June, as fashion, electricals and general merchandise retailers looked to shift excess stock at knockdown prices.
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