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Thursday 05 January, 2012

Clinton Cards PLC

Trading Statement

RNS Number : 0203V
Clinton Cards PLC
05 January 2012
 



5th January 2012

 

CLINTON CARDS PLC

Christmas Trading Update

 

Clinton Cards PLC, the UK's market leading greeting card retailer, today reports on its trading performance for the Christmas period to 1 January 2012.

 

Like for Like Sales

5 weeks to

1 January 2012

22 weeks to

1 January 2012


Store Nos. at

 1 January 2012

Clintons

0.8%

           (1.4%)


            630

Birthdays UK

(2.7%)

           (1.8%)


            141

Total Group

0.4%

           (1.4%)


            771

 

Clintons saw positive like-for-likes in the five weeks to January 2012. We undertook improvements to our business including a renewed focus on ensuring we had the right customer offer and improved customer service.

 

The strategic review, begun by Darcy Willson-Rymer when he joined as CEO in October 2011, is underway and due for completion in the second quarter of this year. Within the review, the customer experience, the store portfolio, business efficiency, and the digital offering, are all being examined.

 

Darcy Willson-Rymer, Chief Executive Officer, commented: "Since I joined Clintons, we have had a single-minded focus on the customer. Our Christmas trading update recognises the positive impact of this approach. Going forward, there is clearly more work to be done and I am looking at this within my strategic review. Despite a tough retail climate, we remain in line with the Board's  expectations."

 

ENDS

 

Enquiries:

Darcy Willson-Rymer, Chief Executive Officer                    Tel: 020 8502 3711

 

Speed Communications:

Scott McLean                                                                                     Tel : 020 7842 3260


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