Halsords reports strong year

British car parts and bicycle retailer Halfords today said underlying like-for-like sales accelerated 5.3% over its last financial year.

British car parts and bicycle retailer Halfords today said underlying like-for-like sales accelerated 5.3% over its last financial year.

The group said growth was seen across all product categories and continued at a consistent level throughout the period to March 30.

It opened 25 new stores during the year, taking its estate to 426 sites with a staff headcount of around 10,000. The company also developed new formats, including standalone Bikehut stores at Brighton and Putney.

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