Like-for-likes up at Clintons and Birthdays
Greeting cards and gifts group Clinton Cards unveiled like-for-like sales up at both its eponymous and Birthdays chains. Group sales increased 2.1 per cent for the five weeks to December 24.

Like-for-like sales at Clintons rose 1.8 per cent and at Birthdays the figure was 3.3 per cent.

The group has 732 Clinton Cards stores and 368 Birthdays outlets. It has also appointed Numis Securities as its financial adviser and stockbroker with immediate effect.