Matalan Christmas sales edge up despite ‘unprecedented’ uncertainty


Matalan registered an uptick in sales during its peak trading period despite “unprecedented levels of political uncertainty”.

The fashion and homeware retailer posted sales of £134.3m for the five weeks to January 4 up from £133.5m the same period the previous year.

The value retailer’s online sales during the period jumped 25%.

Matalan’s total sales during the 13 weeks to November 30 increased from £308.3m in 2018 to £311.7m in 2019.

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