UK stores continued to perform at a high-level with good underlying like-for-like sales, franchise retailer BoConcept said in a third quarter trading update.

The Denmark headquartered business — which is pressing ahead with plans to close under-performing stores across the world — enjoyed a stronger three month period, buoyed by improved market conditions and currency movements.

Revenue in the period to end January rose 8.9 per cent to DKK 277.1m (about £27m) with the UK one of several markets worldwide singled out for praise.

Total store numbers were unchanged at 262, with six opening and six closing during the quarter. BoConcept has 14 UK stores, of which all bar one are run by franchisees. There are also two BoConcept concessions.

Its UK store pipeline remained flat at two potential store openings, the same as at the half year stage. It didn’t disclose a UK sales figure.

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