Mothercare sales hit by poor UK performance

Mothercare has posted a 5.9 percent drop in like-for-like UK sales over the Christmas period.

The mother and baby retailer, which has over 1,300 stores worldwide including 269 in the UK, said its total UK sales also fell 12.9 percent, hitting the group's overall performance.

Mothercare's like-for-like sales in the UK were down 5.9 percent over Christmas. Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Chief Executive Simon Calver said in a statement, "We have made solid progress during Q3 [the third quarter], despite a challenging consumer backdrop for the UK and Eurozone".

"Our three-year transformation and growth plan remains on track," he added.

In the 13 weeks to 12th January, Mothercare's total group sales fell 7.4 percent.