Retail Week looks ahead to the next seven days, with updates from Next, Boohoo, Hotel Chocolat, Card Factory and Halfords.


The high street heavyweight will report its interim results on Tuesday, September 25.

Next has had a turbulent time of late as boss Lord Wolfson has struggled to maintain an even footing in a tough market. The retailer’s full-price sales climbed ahead of expectations during its last quarter, but store sales fell 5.9%.

Hotel Chocolat

The chocolatier will report its final results on Tuesday.

In a pre-close update during the summer, Hotel Chocolat posted an increase in full-year sales, boosted by the opening of 15 new stores and its growing online customer base.

Revenues jumped 12% and the retailer added that pre-tax profit for the year will be “in line with expectations”.

Card Factory

The stationery specialist will post its interim results on Tuesday.

Card Factory downgraded its full-year profit expectations despite registering a boost in interim sales at its pre-close.The specialist retailer suffered a 0.2% dip in like-for-likes amid a “weak consumer environment and extreme weather”.


The fashion etailer will report its interim results on Wednesday, September 26. 

Boohoo recently made significant changes to its senior management, hiring Primark chief operating officer John Lyttle to take over the day-to-day running of the business from co-founders Mahmud Kamani and Carol Kane. Kamani and Kane will take on new boardroom roles.

Boohoo reported rocketing revenues in its first quarter with group sales climbing 53%.


The specialist retailer will unveil its new strategy on Thursday under new boss Graham Stapleton.

Stapleton will set out how he intends to develop Halfords in a digital economy amid changing consumer behaviour and a downturn in confidence.

GfK Consumer Confidence

The GfK Consumer Confidence Survey will be published on Friday.

Consumer confidence rose in August as consumers remained calm despite frenzied speculation about the likelihood of a hard Brexit.