Net profit up more than 10%

  • Marginally lower turnover (- 1.1%) in non-food retail market under pressure (NL: – 2.7%).
  • Gross margin up 1.1 percentage points, mainly thanks to Fashion.
  • Operating result equal. Increase at Fashion; declines at Living and Automotive & Telecom.
  • Lower finance costs due to decrease in average net debt.
  • Net profit on continuing operations up € 0.8 million.
  • Good start of third quarter; no statement on full-year result.

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