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Sales up at Rough Trade

Sales up at Rough Trade

For the retailer's last quarter - or the first calendar quarter of 2010 - total sales were up 10.5% year-on-year, despite the challenging weather conditions that led HMV to report a fall in sales in the same period.

"These are undeniably impressive results, testament to the expertise and dedication of our staff, and the resulting edited offer and trusted recommendations we provide our customers," says Rough Trade director Stephen Godfroy.

Rough Trade currently operates two London stores, in the west of the city and the east end, as well as a mail-order operation. Godfroy hints the company is now looking to expand beyond these, with more details of this to be announced in the coming weeks.

"The focus for Rough Trade over the next year or so will be increasing our accessibility to people across the UK and beyond, online and offline - whilst making the most of our independent ethos and ownership, happily defying expectations and perceptions of music retail in the process," adds Godfroy.

Rough Trade was voted specialist music retail brand of the year at the 2010 Music Week Awards.

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