Mothercare pushes on

By Helen Jacobs

October 18th 2007 at 11:48AM
Mothercare pushes on

Firm reports strong Q2, integration of its Early Learning Centres acquisition on track

Mothercare says its UK like-for-like sales across the group have risen by 3.4 per cent in the 13 weeks to October 13th.

The firm has attributed the increase to its sales of own brand pushchairs and car seats.

It also said its like-for-like sales had grown by nearly four per cent at its Mothercare stores and almost two per cent at ELC, which it acquired in June.

"We're very pleased with the strong performance. The UK is on track, International is booming and the Internet is growing very rapidly as well," Mothercare CEO Ben Gordon said.

"We think we've got the two best parenting brands in the world under one roof now," he added.

The firm’s first-half results will be announced on November 22nd.