Factbox - How retailers fared over Christmas
Following is a summary of how they fared:
Sales up 10 pct in 3 months to December 31, international up 93 pct
Alliance Boots Health & beauty
Boots UK like-for-like sales up 4.1 pct in 5 weeks to December 31.
Revenue up 22 pct in 3 months to December 31.
Debenhams Dept. Store
Like-for-like sales, ex VAT, flat in 18 weeks to Jan 7.
House of Fraser Dept. Store
Like-for-like sales, inc VAT, up 11.1 pct in 5 weeks to December 31.
JD Sports Sports fashion
Like-for-like sales up 0.1 pct, ex VAT, in 5 weeks to January 7.
JJB Sports Sportswear
Like-for-like sales up 5 pct in 4 wks to December 26.
John Lewis Dept. store
Like-for-like sales up 6.2 pct in 5 wks to December 31.
Matalan Clothing, homewares
Like-for-like sales up 9.9 pct in 5 weeks to December 31.
Marks & Spencer Clothing, homewares
Like-for-like sales, ex food VAT, up 0.5 pct in 13 weeks to December 31.
Mothercare Mother and baby products
UK like-for-like sales down 3.0 pct in 13 weeks to January 7.
Mulberry Luxury goods
16 weeks to January 14 retail sales up 30 pct.
N Brown Home Shopping
Sales up 2.3 pct in 19 weeks to January 7
New Look Clothing
Like-for-like sales, inc VAT, up 3.6 pct in 5 weeks to December 31.
August 1 to December 24 total sales up 3.1 pct.
Shop Direct Home shopping
Total sales up 9 pct in 6 wks to December 31.
Like-for-like sales up 5.8 pct in 9 weeks to January 1.
Ted Baker Clothing
Retail sales up 15.7 pct in 8 weeks to January 7.
Store like-for-like sales fell 4.2 pct in 14 weeks to January 7.
(Compiled by James Davey and Mark Potter; Editing by David Holmes and Helen Massy-Beresford)
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