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ScS sees orders pick up

ScSflooringUpholstery and flooring chain ScS has seen orders pick up in recent weeks.

The chain said like for like orders for the year to 27 July was up 4.2%. This compares to an increase of 2.9% in the 33 weeks to 16 March.

‘The full year performance reflects the strong growth the group has achieved in the last 19 weeks. This growth has been partly assisted by weaker comparatives in the prior year, as a result of the hot weather and football World Cup,’ it says.

It says it expects profits to in line with expectations.

‘I am delighted to announce that the group has traded in line with our expectations for the year, an encouraging result given the challenging retail environment. This result is underpinned by the team's relentless focus on becomingBritain'sbest value sofa and carpet retailer, thereby facilitating our continued outperformance in the current political and economic environment. We will continue to target profitable growth by providing an excellent customer experience, with outstanding value, quality and choice for our customers,’ says David Knight, ScS ceo.