- Howden Joinery said revenue increased in the important period from 16 June 2019 to 2 November 2019 despite a strong comparator for the same periods last year.

Howdens UK depots' total revenue for periods 7 to 11 increased by 4.9% and by 2.0% on a same depot basis, on the comparable periods in 2018, with gross margin during the periods in line with management expectations.

It expected to open a total of around 40 depots in the UK in 2019, including five in Northern Ireland, taking the total number of depots in the UK to around 734. Five new depots were also expected to be opened in France.

The company said it remained on track to meet the board's expectations for sales and profits for the full year.

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