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Sofa specialist retail chain ScS has reported that a good start to its new financial year, as it prepares to reach the 100 store milestone.

ScS said that for the 16 weeks ended 19 November 2016, order intake grew by 5% and that its newly opened store in Aberdeen has seen ‘strong trading’ since its launch on 22 September.

The company restated that it plans to open three new stores on Boxing Day 2016 in Plymouth, Straiton and Thanet, which would bring the chain to 100 stores across the UK, including its 28 House of Fraser concessions.

Alan Smith, chairman of ScS, commented: “The Group continues to trade in line with expectations and to make progress with its strategy for growth.

“The Board believes the business remains in a strong position to maximise opportunities as they arise and grow market share. However, we are mindful that the Group continues to face very strong comparatives during the remainder of the year.”