Officers Club top for retail growth

Menswear retailer Officers Club has emerged as the fastest growing retailer in the UK, according to analyst Retail Knowledge Bank.

The UK Retail Champions report shows that the retailer's sales rose 72.7 per cent each year from 1998 to 2002 - well ahead of second place rival Pets at Home, at 53.7 per cent.

Growth in Officers Club's operating profit outpaced all other retailers bar one at 77.4 per cent per year over the same period. Drinks retailer Bargain Booze saw a 92.6 per cent rise in operating profits.

- Retail Champions: page 13.