25 January 2016 - Janet Bird
Sofa specialist ScS is predicting profits to exceed expectations after a very prosperous Christmas and New Year.
The number of like for like orders taken in the 25 weeks ending January 16 was up eight percent year on year.
And, with traditionally strong trading periods still to come at Easter and the two May bank holidays, the group expects full year profits to be "significantly" above market expectations.
The strong start to 2016 is in marked contrast to performance during the early part of 2015, when ScS issued an unexpected trading update announcing a fall in sales.