July 'lacklustre' for retailers

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Retailers have suffered a "lacklustre" July as expectations of an Olympic boost appear to be "wide of the mark", a leading survey shows.

Sales values edged 0.1% higher on a like-for-like basis in July, compared with a 0.6% rise in the same month last year, the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and KPMG research said.%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%