International business drives Mothercare in first half

UK dips slightly, but overseas sales up 17.3 per cent for retailer.
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Mothercare has reported group sales for the 28 weeks (first half) ended October 9th 2010 of £397.1m, up 2.5 per cent year-on-year (2009: £387.3m).

Group underlying profit before tax for the period soared by 22 per cent to £12.2m(2009: £10.0m) after a £2m share based payment charge (2009: £6.1m). While group profit before tax £0.3m compared to a loss in 2009 of £7.1m.

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