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Sales rise at Kingfisher

DIY giant Kingfisher has posted a sales advance in its first quarter, when the UK business outperformed the French division.

Kingfisher reported a 1.7% rise in group sales, on a constant currency basis, to £2.84bn in the quarter to April 30. Like-for-likes rose 0.8%.

Moss Bros reports revenue rise

Menswear retailer Moss Bros has recorded a sales rise despite facing tough trading conditions.

Moss Bros said total sales in the first 15 weeks of its financial year rose 1.5% year on year and like-for-likes edged down 0.2%.