Staycation boom to drive sales through autumn, says Halfords boss

Graham Stapleton, chief executive of Halfords

Halfords expects current performance to continue as foreign holidays look increasingly unlikely.

Chief executive Graham Stapleton is confident that growing sales related to the staycation trend will continue into the autumn. This comes following strong full-year performance over the pandemic.

He said: “We’ve seen a lot of growth. We think that will continue and there’s no reason to see that drop. We think that will go all the way through the summer, into the autumn, all the way through our peak season.”

Stapleton said that the company has maintained a good level of stock, having bought “aggressively” in preparation for continued demand for motoring, cycling and caravan products.

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