Retail sales rose by value in June but volumes inched down, the latest official data shows.
Sales excluding fuel climbed 7.8% year on year while volume was down 0.9%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported. Month-on-month sales advanced 1.2% by value and volume was ahead 0.8%.
Food store volumes “bounced back” during June, generating growth of 0.7% after a fall of 0.4% in May.
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