Next braces for supply chain woes to dampen Christmas trading


Next has reported a stronger than expected uplift in sales in its third quarter, but expects falling demand and availability issues to impact sales for the remainder of its financial year.

Next has reported a 17% jump in full-price sales in the 13 weeks to October 30 compared with 2019 levels, with sales in the final five weeks of the period up 14% on pre-pandemic levels.

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