June heatwave fails to lift retail sales

June heatwave fails to lift retail sales

Retail sales fell flat last month as the late June heatwave failed to offset dampened consumer spending across the earlier part of the month. The latest figures from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) show total sales slipped 0.2% last month, against a growth of 4.9% in June 2023. This was below the 12-month average growth of 1.5%. Food sales rose 1.1% year on year over the three months to June, against a growth of 9.8% in June 2023 and the …