Pet retailer Pets Corner has revealed its like-for-like sales in December were up by 8.7%, compared with the same period last year.
Significantly, the report also revealed 98% of its sales came from in-store retail purchases.
Early forecast figures for 2018 showed the current £6.2m EBITDA figure is estimated to be up on 2017 by 31%.
The company plans to invest £9m over the next three years to construct new stores and increase the number of its Dogwood grooming spas by at least 60.
Dean Richmond, CEO, said: ”It is fair to say that in a world where online shopping is increasingly important, there is still a place for businesses on the high street and via retail outlets where service still matters.”