According to the Office for National Statistics, between July and June, sales volume in food stores rose 0.3 per cent. Sales volume for non-food stores increased 1.3 per cent.
Sales volume in the three months to July rose 0.7 per cent, compared with the previous three months. This follows a 0.6 per cent growth in the three months to June.
For the latter period, growth in sales volume rose 0.1 per cent for food stores. Non-food store sales increased 1.2 per cent.
Total sales volume in the three months to July was 3.9 per cent higher than the same period a year ago.
ONS reported a record rise in retail sales for May, followed by a record fall for June.