United Kingdom


  • Industry: Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 15/08/2013

ONS retail data: after hotting up at the tills retailers now focused on autumn collections 


David McCorquodale, KPMG’s head of retail, commented on today’s ONS retail statistics for July, which showed sales growth of 3% on July 2012:


“Today’s figures confirm that sunny weather, the Royal baby and sporting achievements resulted in a welcome hotting up at the tills as retailers benefited from the consumer feel good factor and demand for fun-in-the-sun goods.


“There’s no time to bask in this sunny position though, as the sector will now be focused on how well back to school ranges and autumn collections perform while preparing for the ever critical Christmas period.”



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About KPMG


KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 11,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.7 billion in the year ended September 2011. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  KPMG International provides no client services.


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