Dunelm set for further progress


Last year was a good one for furnishings and homewares retailer Dunelm (LON: DNLM) and on Thursday it will reveal how well it has fared in the first quarter of this financial year.

The signs were positive when the full year figures were published. Active customer numbers are growing both in the stores and online. The rate of this growth in the first quarter will be interesting because it will have a strong bearing on growth this year.

First quarter like-for-like growth in store sales is expected to be 3.5%, but it could be even better. The full year comparatives are tough and like-for-li...

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