Games boost for Lee Longlands
In contrast to many businesses, furniture and flooring chain Lee Longlands has enjoyed a boost from the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
In the six weeks since the start of the games sales have jumped by 49%, with Robert Lee, Lee Longlands md saying a feel-good factor has swept across shoppers.
'The success of London 2012 has definitely been a key factor,' he says.
The figures are likely to be boosted by a stock clearance sale which began on Friday at its Birmingham and Leamington stores and will start at the Abingdon and Vineys stores on 14 September.
This year the retailer celebrates its 110th anniversary.