by Ian Walker
SCS Group plc said on Friday that two-year growth of similar orders was 0.9% for the 16 weeks ended November 20, but store footfall and subsequent sales declined in the past seven weeks and customers spent less. Is. On big ticket items.
The UK upholstered-furniture and flooring retailer said there has been a recent decline in footfall due to changes in customer behavior as they shop earlier than usual for Christmas compared to previous years.
Still, it said the online business continues to perform well, with an increase of over 16-week orders of 39% over the same two-year period.
SCS had an order book of £131.9 million ($175.7 million) on November 20, up GBP71.5 million from the same point two years ago.
“As the Group is now preparing for the Winter Sales business period, and while shopping habits and consumer engagement remain difficult to predict, the business plans to approach this critical period in a way that has proven successful in previous years. Is.” SC said.
It added that the company is working closely with existing suppliers to manage existing supply-chain issues.
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