Next forecast sales growth of 5.5 per cent to 9.5 per cent for the year, compared with a prior forecast of 4 per cent to 8 per cent. Photograph:  Frank Miller

Clothing retailer Next raised its full-year profit forecast little more than a month after setting it, as sales for the first quarter of the year exce(...)

Fashion retailerNext  unveiled a 9% rise in profits today but admitted trading in recent weeks had been "quiet". Paul Faith/PA Wire

Next, the UK's second-largest clothing retailer, said the start of the new fiscal year has been "quiet" after reporting annual profit rose 9 pe(...)