• Retail enjoys strong showing in Top Track listing

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    A flurry of retailers have been featured within the weekend’s Sunday Times Top Track 250 listing.

    Top Track 250 ranks Britain’s private mid-market companies by sales, with required growth in profit or sales.

    Retailers (with rankings) featuring in the Top Track in 2017 included:

    1. Holland & Barrett – Health food and supplements
    2. West Retail Group – Kitchens/electronics
    3. The Hut Group – Online retailer
    4. Lush – Cosmetics
    5. Waterstones – Books
    6. Day Lewis – Pharmaceuticals
    7. Kurt Geiger – Shoes
    8. Caffe Nero – Coffee Shops
    9. Dreams – Beds
    10. AllSaints – Fashion
    11. Fat Face – Clothing
    12. Charles Tyrwhitt – Clothing
    13. Matchesfashion.com – Luxury fashion
    14. The White Company – Lifestyle
    15. Richer Sounds – Audio Visual
    16. Dobbies Garden Centres – Garden centres
    17. The Works – Value retailer
    18. Footasylum – Footwear and fashion
    19. Buy It Direct – Laptop and appliances
    20. Reiss – Fashion
    21. Cath Kidston – Lifestyle
    22. Paperchase – Stationery and cards

    The Top Track 250 is produced by Fast Track, the Oxford firm that researches Britain’s top-performing private companies and organizes dinners for their owners and directors to network and meet its sponsors. For the Top Track 250, companies must have operating margins that exceed two per cent. Sales must be growing year-on-year by 10 per cent or more for companies with the lowest sales; this proportion of growth is graduated by five per cent for the firms with the highest sales. Sales must be no more than £650m and are taken from the latest accounts, excluding shares from joint ventures and associate companies.

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