Department store chain Debenhams has warned that "volatile" conditions on the high street could impact full-year profits.
The retailer said sales slumped in the 15 weeks to June 17, with unpredictable trading and a weaker clothing market hitting the firm.
Debenhams said like-for-like sales fell 0.9% in the period, or 2.4% on a constant currency basis.
New boss Sergio Bucher, who took over as chief executive last October, is attempting a turnaround of the firm.
Plans to close its Lodge Farm distribution centre near Northampton are among proposed changes.
Sales of beauty, accessories and food and drink helped to mitigate the impact of a weaker clothing market, Debenhams said, with food sales rising 5%.
Group like-for-like sales in the year to June 17 rose 1.8%.
His turnaround will also see the group cull in-house brands and leave some international markets, while also shifting around 2,000 staff to customer-facing roles as part of a drive to lure shoppers back to its stores.<
He said on Tuesday: