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Jollyes eyes expansion following surge in half year sales

Pet retailer Jollyes has posted a 12% year-on-year increase in first half like-for-like sales and a 30% uplift on two years earlier. Jollyes’ best performing stores… View Article

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Jollyes eyes expansion following surge in half year sales

Pet retailer Jollyes has posted a 12% year-on-year increase in first half like-for-like sales and a 30% uplift on two years earlier.

Jollyes’ best performing stores in the six months to 30 November included Enniskillen, Skegness, Maidstone and Gloucester, which all achieved like-for-like growth of over 30% year-on-year.

The company said December sales broke all of its records as footfall rose to a new high and it experienced surging demand for dog toys.

Jollyes is planning to open 20 new stores in the next 12 months and is looking for more acquisitions following the purchase of two businesses in 2021, which meant its total number of stores grew to over 70 for the first time.

Richard Cotter, Jollyes executive chairman of Jollyes, said: “To come through the pandemic and all of the challenges it has presented to retailers in such good shape is testimony to the hard work of everyone at the business.

“The tremendous half year sales and record December numbers show how much customers appreciate the work we’ve done to develop our ranges and invest in our people. We’re well placed to push ahead with our ambitious growth and investment plans with an exciting pipeline of new stores and refurbishments, and keen looking for acquisition opportunities across the UK.”

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