Online sales were up again in the UK during July, which is hardly surprising news. But given how tough times have been for the fashion sector its was encouraging to see that fashion did particularly well.
UK retail growth slowed as expected in July after a strong second quarter, as shoppers cut back on purchases of most goods other than food, adding to worries about a fall in consumer demand caused by higher inflation.
Target Corp has reported an increase in Q2 comp sales after four straight negative quarters, driven by improved online traffic and demand across all businesses except groceries. New brands have also done well.