However, this is down on the 11 per cent like-for-like growth for the first 18 weeks of the financial year reported at the retailer's AGM. ScS said this was because of adverse winter weather. Easter sales were marginally ahead of corresponding revenues at Easter last year.
ScS operates 66 stores, a portfolio swelled by five store openings during the period. The retailer said it intended to continue its programme of store expansion.