Retail Week looks ahead to the next seven days, with updates from Tesco, Aldi, DFS, ScS, Ted Baker and Topps Tiles all on the agenda.


The discounter will unveil its full-year results for 2017 on Monday.

Aldi has suffered falling profits for three years running – operating profit slipped 17% to £211.3m in the 2016 calendar year as it ploughed investment into price.

The grocer’s new UK boss Giles Hurley will address the media for the first time – and is likely to face questions about Tesco’s new discount format, Jack’s.


The value furniture business publishes its preliminary results on Tuesday.

ScS said in August that like-for-likes inched up 0.2% across its fiscal year, growth that investors and analysts will expect to feed through into its bottom line.


Britain’s biggest retailer posts its interim results on Wednesday.

Tesco clocked up its tenth consecutive quarter of sales growth in June as boss Dave Lewis declared that he was “pleased with the momentum in the business”.

Analysts expect the grocer to record a statutory pre-tax profit of £1.7bn in its full-year, and Wednesday’s results should show it is on track to achieve that figure.

Topps Tiles

The flooring specialist provides a full-year trading update on Wednesday.

Topps Tiles suffered a 29% slump in pre-tax profit to £7.2m at the half-year mark, which it blamed on “inflationary cost pressures” and increased marketing spend.

The trading update should provide an indication as to how the bottom line will look at its preliminary results in November.


The sofa specialist unveils preliminary results on Thursday.

DFS warned on profits in July, after hot weather and “disruption” to deliveries from the Far East dented its fourth-quarter performance. The retailer said at the time that full-year EBITDA would come in below the £82.4m recorded last year.

Ted Baker

The upmarket fashion retailer and brand reveals interim results on Thursday.

Ted Baker reported a 4.2% uplift in sales in the 19 weeks to June 9 and analysts will expect that strong sales growth to translate into profits.