Hot Summer Boosts sales at Next
The Retailer and online Mail order firm Next have seen sales boosted by our Hot Summer.
As a result, Next said it was raising its profit forecast for the year as a whole by £10m to £727m.
Next's full price sales in the six-month period were up by a better-than-expected 4.5% on last year.
Profit before tax rose by 0.5% to £311.1m, while total group sales were up 3.8% to £1.98bn.
Retail sales fell by 6.9% to £925.1m, but online sales jumped by 16.8% to £892.3m.
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