Shop prices in the UK were flat last month compared to May and down 0.2% compared to June 2012, according to the British Retail Consortium, fueled by a 1.9% year-over-year price decline on non-food items including apparel and furniture, which offset an increase in food prices. "Other good news comes in the form of jobs, especially with retail being such a large youth employer. Our latest figures show retailers are employing more people and investing in opening more stores," said Director General Helen Dickinson.

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