FASHION and homewares retailer Laura Ashley said total UK retail revenue for the first 17 weeks of the financial year rose 6.2 per cent – fuelled by a growth in online sales.
The company, which has 229 stores in the UK and Ireland, said it remained confident of continued growth in 2010 and expected full-year trading to be in line with estimates.
For the first 17 weeks of the year ending to 29 January.
The company said its like-for-like sales were up 5.3 per cent year-on-year.
Online sales grew 74 per cent, while mail order sales fell 26 per cent.