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Hobbs reports strong Christmas

Womenswear retailer Hobbs has reported a 16.4% increase in sales over Christmas, with growth recorded across “all labels and channels”.

Sales from Hobbs’ stores were up 6.1% during the 10 weeks to January 5, while online sales increased by 60.2% compared to last year.

The strongest day of online trade was on Boxing Day when Hobbs’ sales through its website were up 80% on 2011.

Hobbs’ younger sub-brand NW3 performed particularly well, with total sales up 35%. Hobbs’ core categories also performed well, with sales of dresses up 57% and tops by 65%.

“We are delighted with our Christmas performance, achieving good growth in sales across all labels and channels, despite a tough trading environment,” said Iain MacRitchie, chairman of Hobbs.

“Our multichannel offer plays an important role in providing our customers with a great shopping experience during the busy Christmas period.”

MacRitchie said that while he expected trading conditions to remain “challenging”, the business would continue to grow both in the UK and internationally.

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