Shoe Zone profits to be in excess of £11m after good second half

Shoe Zone profits

Shoe Zone expects its full-year pre-tax profit to be “ahead of market expectations” after a positive performance for its second half.

Profit before tax is anticipated to be over £11 million due to stronger margins and development of the business’ currency hedging strategy.

The footwear retailer also said it “traded well” in its second half ending September 29, and for the full-year period it expected year-on-year revenue growth of 1.8 per cent to £161 million.

The retailer attributed its strong performance to both its big box store concept and traditional stores, plus digital growth.

Shoe Zone opened 16 stores in total throughout its fiscal year, including 10 new Big Box stores. This brings its total store count to 492.

“The group has performed well through the year with a particularly strong performance in the second half,” Shoe Zone chief executive Nick Davis said.

“Our strategy of growth through Big Box expansion and online channels allied with excellence in the operations of the core Shoe Zone estate, provides us with a clear path for the future.”

Shoe Zone will report its preliminary results on January 9.

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  1. I am beginning to wonder how Shoe Zone makes its money. The stores are quiet, the competition from Primark, Deichman and supermarkets must be incredible for them and yet it still make millions…

  2. How’s it make its money? Are you for real. It’s in the numbers. 492 stores and a growing online business. Mixed with minimising overheads. Quite simple really for anyone with an ounce of common sense.


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