By George MacDonald2019-08-15T10:04:00
Department store sales volumes have edged up for the first time this year, according to official data.
The quantity of goods bought at department stores rose 1.6% in July, according to the ONS survey for July. The increase followed six consecutive months of decline.
The ONS observed: “Department stores have been declining from January 2019, partly because of store closures but July’s growth bucks this trend.”
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