Web sales help Next weather storm

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High street retailer Next continues to be propped up by a strong performance at its online business as the tough consumer climate weighs on its stores.


The fashion and homewares chain, which has 536 stores, saw total sales rise 1.4% in the 13 weeks to April 28 as outlet sales fell 3.9% and online Next Directory rose 11.8%.