Report: UK retail sales dipped in May despite World Cup

06/19/2014 | Bloomberg · Reuters

World Cup frenzy fuelled a 2.2% jump in sales at the UK's non-food retailers in May, but it wasn't enough to offset a slump in grocery sales, according to the Office for National Statistics. Overall May retail sales fell 0.5% from April, but sales were up 3.9% over the same month last year and the longer-term trends still seem strong, economists said.

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