Joules’ tills ring up a 12% festive boost
Upmarket clothing firm Joules, which has one store in Belfast, has thanked a strong online performance for helping send festive sales surging by nearly 12%.
The group - famous for its bright wellies and outdoor clothing - saw comparable retail sales rise 11.7% over the seven weeks to January 6.
It said online trade accounted for almost half of total retail sales thanks to purchases through its website and concession partners.
Colin Porter, chief executive of Joules, said: "I am pleased to update on a continued strong retail performance for Joules through the important festive trading period, which represents an improvement from the retail sales growth in the first half of the year."