The group’s operating profits rose by 1.6% to £293.3 million for the year to September 1, despite one of the wettest summers on record.
Arcadia owner Sir Philip Green said that total sales rose by just over 5% to £1.86 billion. Topshop remained the jewel in the crown, achieving 4% like-for-like sales growth over the year. Miss Selfridge made a profit again after falling into the red last year. However, Evans, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis are all understood to have struggled since the year-end, with sales reported to have fallen by 5%.