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UK retailers benefit from England World Cup run and heatwave

By Richard Partington

Sales rose by 2.3% in June, with boost from exceptional sales of drinks in final week

Britain’s retailers are benefiting from England’s continuing World Cup run and the warm weather boosting beer, barbecue and big-screen TV sales, despite the severe underlying challenges facing the high street.

Suggesting deep problems remain for retailers as they close hundreds of stores across the country, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG said World Cup fever sweeping the nation along with a heatwave helped paper over the cracks for the industry in June.

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Via:: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/jul/10/uk-retailers-benefit-from-england-world-cup-run-and-heatwave