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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