Belfast Telegraph

Weather gives lift to sales of wellington boots

Retail chain The Original Factory Shop said it broke sales records over Christmas as the extreme weather boosted demand for outdoor clothing and wellies.

The group, which operates more than 16 stores across the UK, racked up its highest-ever sales in a day on December 23, only to smash this figure by 8% the following day. It sold more than 1, Wellington boots over the Christmas period - an average of a pair every nine seconds - because of the snowy weather.