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Although there was some evidence that the relaxation of lockdown rules impacted online retail in July - when growth fell 10 per cent against the previous month - overall sales remained strong, recording growth of 28.3 per cent year-on-year. The latest IMRG Capgemini Online Retail Index showed that while people appeared to initially divert spend away from online the week (commencing 5 July) after some lockdown rules were lifted, this decline was short-lived and sales for the following week (commencing 12 July) rose again by 27 per cent year-on-year.

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