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Carpetright sales remain under pressure

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Troubled retailer, Carpetright has said uncertainty continues to affect confidence in shoppers, as their UK sales remain under pressure.

The retailer said, “Trading patterns have remained volatile week to week, against a backdrop of uncertainty and weak consumer confidence.”

Like for like sale fell again in the 13 weeks to 26 January however, trading improved since the first half.

Chief financial officer, Neil Page who has been in with the company for over 10-years has announced he is stepping down this month, he is to retire from a full-time role.

Jeremy Simpson will replace Page as chief financial officer on 25 February.

Wilf Walsh, chief executive of Carpetright said, “As CFO, Neil has made an outstanding contribution to Carpetright over many years and the board wishes to express its gratitude for his unstinting commitment to the business, particularly through the recent challenging period of restructuring.

“We are delighted that Jeremy is joining us as CFO, he has a strong plc track record and will be able to integrate swiftly into the executive team.”




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