Dunelm have announced a rise in sales over the past quarter as people bought heaters and thick duvets to save costs on heating their homes.
The homeware and furnishings retailer said in the 13 weeks to 31 December sales increased by 18% to £478 million, compared to the same period the previous year.
Investors were told there was “strong” growth in their stores and their online business, and sales were boosted by autumn winter product ranges.
Nick Wilkinson, chief executive officer, said, “We have delivered another strong performance and the relevance of Dunelm’s value offering has really come to the fore.
“Customers have enjoyed shopping our winter warm ranges as they find innovative ways to manage rising heating costs.
“Our Christmas assortment also proved popular as customers prepared their homes for the festive period.
“We are deeply conscious of the challenges which everyone is facing and remain focussed on making every pound count across our entire offer, so customers can feel confident in receiving outstanding value whatever their budget or taste.”