Strong December boosts high street

Strong December boosts high street

High street chain retailers have been buoyed by successful December trading, The Bookseller can report.

Blackwell’s saw a like-for-like sales increase of 3.38% excluding its London Charing Cross Road store, which closed in June.

Across its promotion and Christmas catalogue titles, sales were up 12.6% in December excluding the Charing Cross Road store and including it, promotion book sales were up 6%. Online sales were also up 15% in December, David Prescott, Blackwell’s c.e.o said. 

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