The retailer experienced a decline in UK trading, but acknowledged this part of its business had, up to now, seen years of sustained growth. In the US, Games Workshop has been forced to move from a strategy of supplying independent hobby retailers to focussing on own-branded stores. Its outlets in Germany, France and Italy performed well, but Spain appeared to be 'catching a breath'.
Games Workshop chairman and chief executive Tom Kirby said: 'None of these events surprised our management team. Our profitability and cash flow remain robust, and the health of the Games Workshop is as strong as ever. We're in better shape now to benefit from our future growth than we have been for years.'