Next sales dip but remain in sync with guidance

Exterior of Next High Cross store

Next has performed better than its sales guidance for the first quarter but said it was “too early in the year” to alter profit guidance.

In the 13 weeks to April 29, sales at the fashion and home retailer fell 0.7% but continued to be ahead of its guidance of -2%.

Online sales fell by 1.6% and in-store sales saw a 0.6% decrease compared with the same time last year.

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