Carpetright to focus on ‘long-term repositioning’ amid tough market conditions The business said like-for-like sales fell by 3.6% in the 11 weeks to 13th January, though in the Rest of Europe division (Netherlands, Belgium and the Republic of Ireland) like-for-like sales increased by 4.3% in local currency terms. Read more.

Bonmarché sees significant growth in online sales The value womenswear retailer reported a 35.5% rise in its online sales for the 39 weeks to 30th December, equating to a 0.9% total sales increase. The business posted a 5.5% fall in sales for the 13 weeks to 30 December, but online sales were up by 28.5%. Read more.

Superdrug’s Christmas sales get boost from on-trend beauty products The health and beauty retailer posted a 2.4% rise in like-for-like sales in the four weeks to 30th December 2017, with online sales growing by 30% during the period. Beauty products such as highlighters and brow kits helped to drive the growth. Read more.

Co-op partners with Deliveroo for online grocery trial The retailer has begun selling a range of food and drink products through the online delivery platform as it looks to "widen access to Co-op products". The Co-op is trialling the partnership through five stores in the Greater Manchester area. Read more.

Halfords announces record Black Friday and Christmas sales The automotive and cycling retailer posted a 3.2% increase in overall sales during the third quarter of its financial year, including a 1.9% rise in its autocentres. CFO Jonny Mason hailed the company's "great planning and execution". Read more.

Primark sales rise 9% over the Christmas trading period The retailer's parent company Associated British Foods reported a 3% rise in revenue for the 16 weeks ended 6th January, which was boosted by strong trading at Primark. The company saw revenue growth across all its business units apart from sugar. Read more.