Sales up 3.9% for Next

The growth has come from the Next Directory sector of the business Credit: PA

Retailing giant Next have seen a large growth in the Next Directory sector of their business pushing their growth across the year ending in January to 3.9%.

Although this is largely in line with expectations cost control has seen the company increase its profit estimates to £618 million.

Despite the progress, Simon Wolfson, Chief Executive, warned trading conditions were likely to remain difficult this year as wage growth continues to lag behind inflation.

Next Retail's headquarters are in Enderby in Leicester.