Fashion chains Next and Superdry have both seen a surge in sales after stores reopened in April after Covid closures.

Next has raised its full-year profit forecast, but added that previous experience suggested the post-lockdown sales surge would be “short-lived”.

Both retailers saw sales supported by online orders as stores remained closed during the latest lockdown.

However, Next increased its guidance for full year profits by £20m to £720m after trading during the 13 weeks to 1 May was stronger than expected.


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