After adjusting for the timing of Easter, like-for-likes rose by an estimated 1.5 per cent. Total sales were up 3 per cent.
In an AGM statement released today the group said: 'Our summer Sale is in line with plan and gross margins are in line with expectations.'
International sales rose by 28.9 per cent. Overall, group sales were up 6.5 per cent.
24 stores were opened during the period, bringing the total to 290.