Market Harborough-based clothing firm Joules has thanked a strong online performance for helping send festive sales surging by nearly 12%.
The group saw comparable retail sales rise 11.7% over the seven weeks to January 6th.
It said online trade accounted for almost half of total retail sales thanks to purchases through its website and concession partners.
Colin Porter, chief executive of Joules, said: “I am pleased to update on a continued strong retail performance for Joules through the important festive trading period, which represents an improvement from the retail sales growth in the first half of the year.
“This good growth was achieved despite the ongoing backdrop of challenging sector trading conditions.”
Joules, founded by Tom Joule in 1989, employs over 400 people in Market Harborough.