Dunelm boosted by wet summer

Homewares retailer Dunelm yesterday announced a 15 per cent rise in full-year profit, saying the wet summer boosted customer numbers. Dunelm’s like-for-like sales for the year increased 3.1 per cent but grew 10.4 per cent in the final quarter. July to June pre-tax profit rose to £96.2m from £83.6m a year ago. Revenue rose 12.1 per cent to £603.7m.