Fashion footwear retailer Schuh is to relaunch its website next month after outperforming the market with a 21% leap in EBITDA for the year to March.
EBITDA at the privately owned retailer, based at Livingston in Scotland, jumped to £14.3m on the back of sales up 13% to £135m.
The retailer will relaunch its site on October 12 with an improved search tool, 360-degree product views and a lifestyle and blog section to reinforce the retailer’s authority at the fashion end of the footwear market.
Schuh also plans to open a further two stores — in Sunderland and Swansea — in time for Christmas, taking its total to 57.
Finance and e-commerce director Mark Crutchley said the retailer had benefited from the struggles of its rivals.
“The shake-out in the footwear market helped us last year. The current year will be more challenging but we still expect to deliver a strong set of results,” he said.