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The latest ONS retail sales data

Deloitte comments

24 July 2014

Commenting on today’s ONS retail sales figures, Ian Geddes, UK head of retail at Deloitte, said:

“Today’s strong year-on-year sales figures reflect the trend of rising consumer confidence, as indicated in the Deloitte Consumer Tracker which showed confidence is continuing to gather pace across the country and make its way towards positive territory.

“The Deloitte Consumer Tracker also showed consumers are more positive about their future employment situation but remain less optimistic about wage increases. With inflation likely to ease but no rise in consumers’ real earnings there is an environment of steady growth, but not boom."

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