Jigsaw pieces come together as profits rise

FASHION retailer Jigsaw has emerged as one of the winners in the battle for consumers’ purses this Christmas. Like-for-like sales leapt by 17 per cent in the five weeks to 28 December, the privately-owned group said yesterday. Total sales for the year to 28 September were up seven per cent to £64.2m while net profit increased by 21 per cent to £1.9m.