Retail sales inch up in July as lockdown measures ease

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Retail sales registered a second consecutive month of growth in July, which BRC chief executive Helen Dickinson said was as “a step in the right direction”.

Total retail sales increased 3.2% year on year, compared with a 0.5% increase in July 2019, according to the BRC-KPMG retail sales monitor. This was above the three-month average of 0.4% and far above the 12-month decline of 1.9%.

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