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Carpetright PLC (CPR)

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Thursday 25 April, 2019

Carpetright PLC

Trading Update

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Carpetright PLC
25 April 2019

Carpetright plc


Trading Update


Carpetright plc, Europe's leading specialist carpet and floor coverings retailer, today announces a trading update for the 12 week period to 20 April 2019.


Trading Update  


The Group's overall trading performance in the period was in line with expectations



The UK like-for-like sales trend improved significantly in the fourth quarter, compared to the year to date, as customer confidence in the business started to return following the Group's restructuring last year



Trading in the Rest of Europe has continued to track ahead of the same period last year, driven by a strong performance in the Netherlands



We remain on target to achieve the previously-announced £19m of annualised cash savings


Wilf Walsh, Chief Executive, said:

"This has been a transitional year for Carpetright and we remain on track both with our recovery plan and our strategic initiatives. The actions taken are driving improvement, particularly in the invested store estate, and the brand remains strong.  Whilst consumer confidence remains challenged in the UK, the work we have done to reposition the business is starting to deliver the benefits necessary to put Carpetright back on the path to sustainable profitability."


Carpetright will announce its results for the 52 weeks ended 27 April 2019 on 25 June 2019.


For further enquiries please contact:


Carpetright plc

Wilf Walsh, Chief Executive

Jeremy Simpson, Chief Financial Officer

Tel: 01708 802000

Citigate Dewe Rogerson

Kevin Smith / Nick Hayns

Tel: 020 7638 9571




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A copy of this trading statement will be available on our website from 7.00am today.


Notes to Editors:

Carpetright plc is Europe's leading specialist floor coverings and beds retailer.  Since the first store was opened in 1988 the business has developed both organically and through acquisition within the UK and other European countries.  The Group is organised into two geographical regions, the UK and the Rest of Europe (comprising The Netherlands, Belgium and the Republic of Ireland).



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