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The department store chain, in which Scots entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter has an 11% stake, grew sales by 3.3% annually, to £1.2 billion in the 52 weeks to January 26 on a like-for-like basis. This strips out the effect of additional space.
Accompanied by a 1% increase in gross profits to £403.8 million, from £399.1m, the sales growth was achieved despite the uncertain economic outlook which has prompted some consumers to curb spending.
The company said its operations in Scotland performed in line with expectations.