Bonmarché like-for-likes up 6.8% in first quarter
Women’s fashion retailer Bonmarché has seen its like-for-like sales climb by 6.8% in its first quarter as it implements a new trading strategy.
In the 13 weeks to 1 July, in-store like-for-likes grew by 4.2% while online sales increased by 39%. Total sales rose by 7.6%.
Helen Connolly, chief executive of Bonmarché said: “I am pleased with the improvement in trading and in particular the further progress in online sales.
“Whilst we are in the early stages of implementing our strategy, I am encouraged by the positive response from customers to the developments in our ranges and the improvements we are making to the shopping experience.”
The company said trading in the period has been in line with the board’s expectations which means expectations for the full year remain unchanged.
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