The UK’s buoyant housing market is having a knock-on effect on the country’s retailers, as people look to undertake home improvements. Topps Tiles has announced that its like-for-like revenues rose by 6.3% in 13 weeks to 28 June compared with a drop over the same period last year. Furthermore, its half-year profit rose to £8 million from £4.7 million on a 10.2% rise in underlying sales.
Matthew Williams, Topps Tiles’ Chief Executive, puts their boost in sales down to a wider range of products, more discounts and their new website. The retailer has recently opened three boutique stores on London’s high streets to target the general public over trade customers, which it says are a success. It is looking to trial two further stores in the second half of the year.
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