Jollyes saw like-for-like sales spike in the crucial Christmas trading period, as shoppers chose to treat their pets despite financial pressures.
The petcare retailer posted like-for-like sales growth of 13% in the five weeks to December 31, while total growth for the period jumped 25%.
The final week before Christmas marked the retailer’s strongest seven-day trading period in its history, with shopper numbers up 45% on the year prior and 25% like-for-like.
Jollyes will open its 100th store in Newport on March 1 with stores in Belfast and Rotheram also due to open in the coming months.
Jollyes chief executive Joe Wykes said: “Christmas saw us continue to fly, delivering market-leading trading both in stores and online as we brought our special combination of expertise, service and value to UK pet parents.
“A big thank you to our 1,000-strong team – I know these excellent results are powered by their hard work for customers in the communities they serve.
“We’re looking forward to trading from 100 stores for the first time and continuing to invest in 2024 in building a platform for even more growth in the months ahead.”