According to the Retail Sales Monitor from the British Retail Consortium and KPMG, sales growth picked up in June, with 11.5 per cent greater growth than a year ago and 10.4 per cent growth on May 2011's figure.
Stephen Robertson, director general at the British Retail Consortium, said the figures are not as bad as expected and may be good news for people working in the retail sector, including those in sales jobs.
"Underlying conditions are still tough but [are] being masked by a minor revival in non-food sales driven by price cuts and clearance events starting earlier this year," he added.
Helen Dickinson, head of retail at KPMG, noted that all sectors, except women's clothing and footwear, achieved improved performance last month.
According to recent data compiled in the Retail Eyes & Retail Gazette Salary Survey 2011, 48 per cent of retail professionals have seen their wages rise since the economic downturn ended in January last year.
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Source: The Sales Executive News