THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
Home Page
News Categories
Christmas Ads
Commentary
Department Stores
Electricals & Technology
Entertainment
Fashion
Food & Drink
General Merchandise
Grocery
Health & Beauty
Home & DIY
Interviews
Property
Retail News
Retail Solutions
Shopping Centres, High Streets & Retail Parks
Sports & Leisure
Retail Events
THE Retail Conference 2022
Retail Women In Leadership 2022
Digital Transformation Strategy 2022 Part 2
Omni Channel Futures 2023
Upcoming Retail Events
Past Retail Events
Retail Insights
Retail Solutions
Advertise
About
Contact
Subscribe for free
Terms and Policies
Privacy Policy
Retail sales increase in July

New figures have shown that retail sales increased by 3.2% on a total basis in July to mark the second consecutive month of growth since the… View Article

GENERAL MERCHANDISE

Retail sales increase in July

New figures have shown that retail sales increased by 3.2% on a total basis in July to mark the second consecutive month of growth since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The figures from the British Retail Consortium and KMPG in their monthly retail sales monitor also reveal that like-for-like sales rose by 4.3% when figures from temporarily closed stores were excluded.

In the three months to July, food sales increased by 8.2% on a like-for-like basis and by 6.1% on a total basis which was the highest growth since June 2009.

During the same period, non-food retail sales rose  by 7.9% on a like-for-like basis but declined by 4.3% on a total basis.  Some of the best performing categories included furniture, homewares and kitchen accessories as well as computing equipment.

Helen Dickinson, BRC chief executive, said: “July saw the second month of growth as lockdown measures eased and demand gradually began to return in some places. Many shops continued to struggle as footfall was down, with many people still reluctant to go out, and fewer impulse purchases. The strongest performance came from food, furniture and homeware, as consumers increasingly invest in their time at home, however, many shops, particularly in fashion, jewellery and beauty, are still struggling to survive. Online sales remained buoyant, slowing only slightly despite more shops reopening.”

Meanwhile, online sales of non-food items rose by 41% in July.

 

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News

THE NEXT EVENT

See all upcoming events

LATEST VIDEO

UKG LifeWork ALL: Register your place now to hear more. RETAIL HR 21 Sept LONDON
UKG LifeWork ALL: Register your place now to hear more. RETAIL HR 21 Sept LONDON

Watch video >