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ScS adds carpet to regions

scscarpetUpholstery chain ScS has completed the latest phase of its carpet rollout.

Some 23 branches in Scotland and the North West of England are now selling carpet after the chain's 10 store trial in the North East of England in the autumn.

The carpet pilot in the North East has gone really well. It is being rolled out nationally by the summer in all 95 stores. The majority will be before Easter, Yorkshire is next', says David Knight, ScS chief executive.

'We had a strong trading period through the autumn and the sales have started really well for us – obviously helped by the weather; last year, people were snowbound. We have been trading in line with our budgets, which has certainly been helped by the excitement of new products.

'So we have done a number of things that have helped to mitigate the economy and won us market share. We know 2012 could be a tough retail environment but we are confident we are well positioned for the upturn when it comes.'