ScS reports a good start to the financial year, with LFL order intake up 5% for the 16 weeks ended 19 November 2016 – a strong performance given the "particularly strong comparatives".
The new store in Aberdeen has seen strong trading since it opened on 22nd September, while a further three stores are scheduled to open on Boxing Day, in Plymouth, Straiton (Edinburgh) and Thanet. These openings will take the group's portfolio to 100 ScS stores and 28 House of Fraser concessions.
"The group continues to trade in line with expectations and to make progress with its strategy for growth," reads the report. "The board believes the business remains in a strong position to maximise opportunities as they arise and grow market share. However, we are mindful that the group continues to face very strong comparatives during the remainder of the year.”