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June 2019 UK Retail Sales: Smaller Retailers Drive Overall Growth, Clothing and Furniture Stores See Solid Boost

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Coresight Research’s monthly reports keep you up to date on US and UK retail sales, US retail traffic and in-store metrics, selected US retailers’ same-store sales and key global consumer indicators. Click here to view our full collection of Monthly Reports.

Our monthly UK Retail Sales Report reviews the latest sector data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Highlights from our June UK Retail Sales Report:

  • The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported a strengthening of retail growth to 4.0% year over year in June, supported by a 3.4% increase in volumes.
  • Growth was driven by a reported 9.1% increase in sales at small retailers: Large retailers, which form the bulk of most sectors, saw sales grow 2.6% year over year.
  • Furniture, clothing stores and mail order/Internet pure play retailers all saw sales growth, while department stores/mixed-goods retailers saw a second consecutive month of falling sales. Grocery sales growth remained unchanged.

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