Enderby based High Street fashion chain Next has reported stronger sales in the past few weeks as the high street shows signs of a pick up.
The company reports sales between August and October were up 2.7 per cent compared to the same period last year.
The firm say the figure was boosted by “buoyant trade in late September and early October”, which they say made up for a quiet start to August.
Reported in local media 1, Next says it expects sales to rise by around 3.8 per cent over the next three months, and by between 3 per cent and 4.5 per cent for the full year.
The group is on track for a fourth consecutive year of record profits after predicting a surplus of £590 million to £620 million for the 12 months to January 31, 2013
[Original full report – Leicester Mercury 31-10-12