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Car maintenance boosting Super Retail sales

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Super Retail Group’s sales were tracking at 4 per cent above last year, the company announced on Wednesday.

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The Brisbane based retailer, which owns BCF, Super Cheap Auto, rebel and Macpac, said like-for-like sales for the first 16 weeks were up 2 per cent.

Managing director Anthony Heraghty said the sales were also cycling through the massive 20 per cent increase in 2022-23.

He said auto maintenance was showing ongoing strength and accelerating growth at BCF was supported by contributions from new stores and increased demand for boating, fishing and water sports.

“Macpac is cycling 76 per cent like-for-like sales growth over the prior corresponding period. Sales in travel related categories are growing strongly, however, unseasonably warm weather had affected sales of insulation and rainwear products.”

Group online sales represented 11 per cent of total sales.

Heraghty said the group’s first half sales would be dependent on the peak Christmas holiday period.

 

 

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