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Next chairman tops up

Next chairman tops up

Of the Christmas retail trading updates currently flooding the market, numbers from clothing chain Next (NXT) were, in fact, a pleasant surprise. Even though management saw it prudent to revise down full-year profit expectations by 0.6 per cent following higher sales of lower-margin, seasonal products and taking into account increased costs associated with online growth, the overall picture was better than feared.

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