ToppsTiles march on after strong first half

RETAILER Topps Tiles has hailed a successful first half, where it grew profits, sales and market share.

The group, which has more than 340 stores nationwide and a finance and operations base in Handforth near Stockport, said it is trialling a boutique store concept in Knutsford and St John's Wood in north London, with a further 10 stores in this format to be opened by the year end.

Revenue in the 26 weeks to March 28 was 6.4% ahead at £104m, while profits before exceptional items raced ahead by 13.8% to £9.1... For the full story register now for free or login below...