The retailer, which has 664 health stores in the
Sales grew to
On trading the firm said: 'Both the activity in the year and the year end financial position are extremely strong despite the difficult economic trading conditions currently being experienced within the retail sector.' The group opened 42 stores and 42 franchises around the world in places such as
An H&B spokesman said: 'The company has differentiated itself from its mass market competitors by developing a specialist reputation, whilst at the same time offering high quality products at a low, value price.'
The group, which employs 4,200 staff and is owned by Carlyle, operates a packaging plant and distribution sites in Burton upon Trent,
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