Ann’s Cottage reports sales lift

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Cornish retailer Ann’s Cottage has reported a rise in sales in the run-up to Christmas.

Despite the fragile economic climate, Ann’s Cottage director Rob Harris reported that business was brisk.

He said: “As expected, Christmas shopping went right up to the very last minute as customers took advantage of the full shopping week ahead of Christmas, with Christmas Day falling on a Sunday this year.

“We also experienced significant uplift in gift card (+15%) and online sales (+50%).”

Since launching in 1978 with its first outlet in Polzeath, Ann’s Cottage has expanded across Cornwall with stores in Fistral, Bude, Falmouth, Padstow and Wadebridge, as well as the Cornwall Surf Centre and Clearance Warehouse in St Columb.

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