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Game Group sales fall

For the 44 week period to 5th December, total group sales were down by 10.8 per cent as while like-for-like group sales for the same period were down by 15.1 per cent.

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Game Group sales fall

For the 44 week period to 5th December, total group sales were down by 10.8 per cent as while like-for-like group sales for the same period were down by 15.1 per cent.

In the UK and Ireland, total sales were down by 14.3 per cent and like for likes sales were down by 16.6 per cent. In the International business, total sales and like for like sales were down by 2 per cent and 11.5 per cent respectively.

For the 18 weeks to 5th December, total group sales were down by 11.3 per cent. Group lfl sales for the same period were down by 13.9 per cent.In the UK and Ireland, total sales were down by 15.3 per cent and lfl sales were down by 16.6 per cent.

Peter Lewis, the Chairman of GAME, said: "We have seen strong competition in all of the markets that we operate in. In the UK, in particular, we have seen significant pricing activity from the supermarkets. However, our overall year to date market share position has improved due to the strength of our consumer proposition, including our trade-in offers, loyalty card discounts, breadth of range and specialist staff. Our preowned business has continued to perform well as it offers real value for our customers, particularly in the current economic climate."

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