Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures have made for sober reading in recent months, however figures for the quarter ended in July show some unexpected good news for, of all things, department stores
In the three months to July 2019, the quantity bought in retail sales increased by 0.5% when compared with the previous three months, with online accounting for 19.9% of total retailing compared with 18.9% in June 2019
UK supermarket Asda delivered a 0.5% like-for-like sales growth excluding petrol over the second quarter of 2019 – but the UK’s third largest supermarket, saw like for like sales decline of 0.3% compared to the same period last year
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