Dunelm profits and revenues rise

Homewares retailer Dunelm said it was satisfied with its performance for the year in a tough operating environment for non-food retailers and raised its final dividend by 60 per cent. The group, which runs more than 100 mostly out-of-town stores, reported a nine per cent increase in total revenue, but like-for-like sales fell by less than a per cent. For the year to 2 July, Dunelm posted a nine per cent rise in pre-tax profit to £83.6m as sales at shops open over a year grew eight per cent. Revenue for the year was £538.5m.