Data: UK retail enjoys best quarter on record as sales soar

Shoppers wearing face masks walking down Queen Street, Cardiff, Wales

UK retail sales for the second quarter of the year saw the best growth on record, with retailers enjoying a boost from Euro 2020.

Total sales increased 13.1% in June compared with the same period pre-pandemic, according to the latest BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor. This gain outstripped the 10% increase seen in retail sales during May and the 7.3% growth in April.

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