Royal wedding and hot weather boosts stores

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June 14, 2018 8:43 am Published by
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The hot weather and royal wedding celebrations helped to encouraged retail spending last month, official figures indicate.

Retail sales volumes rose 1.3% in May from a month earlier, the Office for National Statistics said.

Sales were up 3.9% from the same month a year earlier, the ONS said, up from April’s annual growth rate of 1.4%.

The ONS said the royal wedding and good weather had encouraged spending in food and household goods stores.

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