UK retail sales rise in May: official data

British retail sales rose in May from the previous month, helped by demand for food, household goods and petrol, official data showed ThursdayBritish retail sales rose in May from the previous month, helped by demand for food, household goods and petrol, official data showed Thursday. Sales by volume increased 0.2 percent last month compared with April, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said in a statement. The ONS added that retail sales grew by 4.6 percent in May compared with one year earlier.

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