QS, the value chain, saw like-for-like sales rise 17% to £8.3 million for the five weeks ended January 31.
QS, which is being rebranded to Store 21, said it had achieved “significantly higher margins” in January against the same period last year.
QS chief executive Anupam Jhunjhunwala said: “I am delighted with these results which have been achieved through the hard work and dedication of our employees, the continuing support from longstanding and new suppliers and the financial backing of Alok Industries. I am confident that the strategy we have implemented to see us through the current recession will maintain the progress we have made.”
Like-for-like sales in December were up 5.4%.