Retail sales rise despite fewer High Street visits – BBC News
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Retail sales rose again in July, but shops are still trying to make up lost ground, industry body figures suggest.
They show the number of visits to High Streets is still down significantly as people shop online instead.
The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said some retailers continue to struggle due to the coronavirus crisis, and it made a fresh call for government help with rents.
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