"Respectable" growth figures from the first half of the year show retail is continuing to make a recovery, the head of the British Retail Consortium (BRC) said. Announcing rising sales from May and June, BRC director general Helen Dickinson said:
Despite challenging economic conditions continuing, June saw another strong performance from the UK's retailers, with very respectable overall growth across the categories.
At this halfway point in the year we are able to see that sales are well ahead of the previous six-month period, confirming that the retail recovery is continuing.
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