REPORT_ Sales of Next brand for the third quarter to October 26, 2013, were up 4.3 percent. With a better visibility of full year costs, Next has been able to further narrow its sales, profit and EPS guidance for the full year.
The Next retail chain was launched in February 1982 and the first store opened with an exclusive coordinated collection of stylish clothes, shoes and accessories for women. Collections for men, children and the home quickly followed. Next clothes are styled by its in-house design team to offer great style, quality and value for money with a contemporary fashion edge.
Today Next trades from more than 500 stores in the UK and Eire and almost 200 stores in more than 30 countries overseas. Over the last few years several larger format fashion and home stores have opened across the UK and, in August 2011, Next opened its first combined fashion, home and garden store at Shoreham-by-Sea.