Newest royal's birth to boost U.K. retail sales this summer

British retailers including Mothercare and Jo Jo Maman Bébé have filled their shelves with commemorative items, booties, bibs and other baby-themed items in anticipation of the birth of the newest member of the royal family. The birth is forecast to boost retail sales by £243 million in July and August, including merchandise, media and festivities, according to the U.K.-based Centre for Retail Research.

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