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Carpetright sees return of UK sales growth

CarpetrightNMCarpetright has seen UK like for like sales growth return in the past two months.

The group says UK sales rose by 8.5% in the eight weeks to 22 June, compared to a 14.6% fall in the same period a year ago.

This contrasts performance in the Republic of Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands where like for like sales growth fell from 10.6% to 4.3%.

‘We remain the clear number one player in floorcoverings, having maintained our market leadership during an exceptionally challenging period, and our brand attributes remain strong. Our work is far from finished and while economic and political uncertainties cloud the near term outlook for the retail sector, our turnaround plan is very much on track,’ says Wilf Walsh, Carpetright chief executive.