ScS hails bumper winter trading as order book doubles to £148m

ScS says it is on track to meet its full year expectations after it traded well throughout its important winter sale period.
ScS expects to announce its interim results on March 22.
// ScS says it is on track to meet its full year expectations after it traded well throughout its important winter sale period
// The Sunderland furniture and flooring retailer said orders have doubled compared to pre-pandemic levels posted in January 2020

ScS has hailed strong trading in its key winter trading period after its order book doubled compared to pre-pandemic levels.

The North East furniture retailer, which has a network of 100 stores across the UK, issued a trading update for the 26 weeks ended January 29 2022, saying the group traded well through the important winter sale period.

During the period, order intake was in line with the board’s expectations, with one year like-for-like order intake growth of 16.6%.


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Meanwhile, sales on a two-year basis were in line with those achieved in the pre-pandemic 26 week period to 25 January 2020.

In addition, ScS saw its online orders climb by 55.8% compared to the same period two years ago.

Notably, it said the retailers’s order book has grown significantly against previous comparative periods, driven by the ongoing demand as well as supply chain challenges which have extended product lead times.

It is now working closely with suppliers to mitigate the risk of continued supply chain disruption in the second half of the financial year.

As of January 29 its order book was double the amount posted in January 2020, to £148 million.

Looking ahead, the retailer said: “The board is pleased with the group’s bookings performance to date and it remains on track to meet full year expectations.”

ScS expects to announce its interim results on March 22.

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