topps-tiles-fascia-coEarnings grew strongly at wall and floor tile retailer Topps in the year to end September as year-on-year sales climbed almost 10 per cent.

The Leicester based retail chain said it made a sixth consecutive market share gain as revenue reached £195.2m, which it claims is more than 30 per cent of the tile retail market.

Gross margin improved 70 basis points to 60.9 per cent with profit before tax shooting 58 per cent to £16.7m.

Topps opened a net nine stores during the year to end the period with 336 units across the UK. The retailer added that sales in the eight weeks since the year-end were up 6.7 per cent on a like-for-like basis.

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