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Festive sales cheer for value retailer B&M

Festive sales cheer for value retailer B&M

Business
Discount retailer B&M has emerged as a Christmas winner after food and other household essentials helped it grow like-for-like sales by 3.9% in the UK.Shares in the company, whose soon-to-depart chairman is former Tesco boss Sir Terry Leahy, rose 3% after the trading update covering the 13 weeks to 23 December.It comes a day after figures from Sir Terry’s former company fell short of City expectations, despite showing the best Christmas performance since 2010, when he was in charge.Retailers have seen mixed fortunes over the period, with food stores broadly doing well as squeezed consumers focused on essentials – leaving less left to spend on clothing and gifts at other stores.:: Christmas of contrasts for Britain's retailersB&M, which describes itself as the UK's leading general m
Festive joy for Next as sales jump

Festive joy for Next as sales jump

Business
Sales at Next have unexpectedly risen over the Christmas period, prompting the fashion retailer to raise its profit forecast.Cold weather boosted trade ahead of Christmas, sending full-price sales up 1.5% - far better than the 0.3% fall it had expected.A 13.6% rise in online sales offset a 6.1% decline in store sales in the 54 days to 24 December.As a result Next said annual profits were expected to rise by £8m to £725m.That remained considerably lower than the £790.2 million for the year to January 2017.Shares rose more than 9% in morning trading..The retailer warned that many of the challenges it faced last year, such as subdued consumer demand and lower spending on clothing, would persist in 2018.However, chief executive Lord Wolfson said the retailer was now much more optimistic about
Kelly Brook strips totally naked for thrilling festive flash

Kelly Brook strips totally naked for thrilling festive flash

Entertainment
The legendary model stripped totally naked for a very cheeky festive snap.The Kelly Brook Instagram shot saw the 38-year-old completely starkers as she posed behind a luxurious festive curtain.The brunette managed to cover her modest, however she did put her pert booty on show though as she smouldered at the camera.The only thing Kelly was wearing was a pair of killer gold stilettos, which lengthened her shapely pins.INSTAGRAM/KELLY BROOKRED HOT: Kelly is known for posting sexy snaps “Looking Forward to meeting Santa” Kelly BrookKelly teamed her flesh-flashing with a bombshell curled hairstyle.She was also rocking immaculate smoky eye makeup and nude lips.Kelly captioned the shot: "Looking Forward to meeting Santa."One replied: "Santa will be happy to meet you."Celebs s