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January 14, 2010

More bumper Christmas sales figures from DSG & HRG but HMV disappoints

by Kay Murchie
DSG International, the electronics group that owns Dixons, Currys and PC World, has today joined other major retailers in reporting bumper Christmas sales. The group, which is Europe's No. 2 electricals retailer, enjoyed a record-breaking Christmas, with like-for-like sales in the 12 weeks to 9 January up 8% compared with the same period a year earlier. Underlying ...

Primark sees bumper Christmas sales

by Kay Murchie
Discount clothing retailer Primark joins other major retailers by announcing bumper sales over the festive period. Primark’s parent group, Associated British Foods, said the chain is benefiting from consumers opting for cheaper clothes with sales particularly strong in the UK and Spain. The group said: "Trading results for this period were very encouraging and ahead of our expectations. We expect good revenue growth and ...

January 13, 2010

Matalan sees strong Christmas trading

by Kay Murchie
Fashion and homewares chain Matalan has joined other major retailers by posting strong Christmas sales. The retailer, which is traditionally based in out-of-town locations, said like-for-like sales for the 13 week period ending 2 January grew 9.3%, with like-for-like sales for the five weeks over Christmas and the New Year up 13.7%. The chain, which has more than 200 stores across the UK, said ...

January 11, 2010

Peacocks, Poundland, Co-op see strong xmas trading

by Kay Murchie
Peacocks, which operates more than 500 fashion stores across the UK, posted a 17% rise in like-for-like sales on last year's levels in December and early January. Richard Kirk, chief executive, said it had experienced a "cracking Christmas as customers decided they were going to celebrate after a year of doom and gloom". Meanwhile, the good news just keeps on coming for ...

House of Fraser experiences bumper Christmas sales

by Kay Murchie
Department store chain House of Fraser is the latest retailer to report bumper Christmas sales after the company reported that like-for-like sales (which strip out gains from new stores) were 7.1% higher than 2008 levels. The group said it had enjoyed its best ever Christmas week and also saw a Boxing Day sales surge 27%. The department store said sales for ...

January 5, 2010

John Lewis reports bumper Christmas sales

by Kay Murchie
The John Lewis Partnership, which is seen as a barometer of British retailing, said like-for-like sales were up 12.7% in the five weeks to 2 January 2010 compared with a year ago. The figures will boost hopes that the economy is making a recovery as consumers begin to spend again. Furthermore, the renowned employee-owned department store and owner of the Waitrose supermarket chain, ...