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Factbox - How retailers fared over Christmas

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Reuters
Published
Jan 23, 2012

With shoppers' disposable incomes squeezed by rising prices, muted wages growth and government austerity measures, UK retailers faced the toughest trading conditions since 2008 at Christmas.

Following is a summary of how they fared:

RETAILER/RIC/PERFORMANCE SECTOR

ASOS Clothing

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.

Next Clothing

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.

SuperGroup Fashion

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.

Thorntons Confection

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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