Homebase sales rise

Home Retail Group's trading statement covering the 13 weeks from 1 March to 30 May 2015 saw better sales from Homebase.


Homebase like-for-like sales rose 5.4 per cent on 2014 in the spring, although total sales fell 1.6 per cent to £438m in 2015. 

There were 17 store closures, making the store portfolio 279.

John Walden, Home Retail's chief executive, said: "Homebase has made a good start to the year, successfully annualising a strong like-for-like sales performance last year."


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