But Super Retail chief executive Anthony Heraghty cautioned that, because of continued economic uncertainty, the stellar start shouldn’t necessarily be extrapolated to the full financial year.
The pandemic has triggered major shifts in consumer behaviour. Many shoppers have opted to make a Click and Collect purchase, where they do the transaction online and then head to the store or a depot to pick the goods up. Click and Collect comprises 44 per cent of Super Retail’s online sales.
Supercheap Auto total sales growth for the financial year to date is 22 per cent, and 21 per cent on a like-for-like basis, which strips out any store openings or closures.
Rebel total sales growth was up 16 per cent, and the same on a like-for-like measure. A rise in the number of people working from home has resulted in a spike in leisurewear sales at the chain. Due to gym closures