9 July 2014
For the 10 weeks to 6 July 2014, like-for-like sales increased by 4.9%, and total sales increased by 10.3%. In the year to date (49 weeks to 6 July 2014), like-for-like sales increased by 5.4%, and total sales increased by 9.8%. Sales have been slightly weaker during the World Cup.
The operating margin, in the 10 weeks to 6 July 2014, was 8.1%, in line with 8.1% year-to-date (49 weeks to 6 July 2014) – and the full year is now expected to be around this level. In the next financial year, we expect the operating margin to be in the region of 7.7% to 8.1%, subject to the level of like-for-like sales, the number of new openings and cost pressures.
|Q4 Interim Management Statement||9 July 2014|
|Preliminary Results||12 September 2014|
|Q1 Interim Management Statement||November 2014|
|AGM||13 November 2014|