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Retail sales data hint at recovery, but the future is unclear

Retail sales data hint at recovery, but the future is unclear

Fresh retail sales data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) hint at a return to normal activity levels for the sector. Total retail sales rose by 13.9 per cent in June when compared with May, while two monthly increases across this period have returned overall retail sales to near pre-coronavirus levels. But behind those numbers sits a more complex story.

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