Retail sales in the UK are in rude health after a big April; the bonanza has run into May.
Clothes appear to be driving the retail boom as spring moves into summer.
Shoppers showed no sign of holding back in the run up to the referendum on European Union membership later this month.
Consumer spending has been a major driver of Britain’s economic expansion over the past three years.
However the CBI said retailers expected a slowdown in June as the crunch vote looms.