Festive cheer for ScS

Festive cheer for ScS

Bumper sales over the festive season have helped Sunderland-headquartered ScS get off to a stronger than expected start to 2016.

The firm, one of the UK's largest retailers of upholstered furniture and floorings, saw total order intake for the quarter ending 16 January rise by 8.8%.

David Knight, chief executive officer of ScS, said: "Whilst we still have key trading periods over Easter and the two May bank holidays in the current financial year, we are delighted with the performance over the Christmas and January sales period and for the year to date."

As a result the group expects to report profits significantly ahead of current market expectations for the year 20152016.

The group has grown significantly since its inception 40 years ago and now also operates the furniture and carpet concession ranges for the House of Fraser "For Living" brand.

ScS currently operates in 30 House of Fraser stores across the UK.