However, the drift away from the High Street continued, with store sales down 4.8% while online sales jumped 18.1%.
In a solid start to its new financial year the Bradford-based supermarket said that its group like-for-like sales, excluding fuel, were up 3.6 per cent in the 13 weeks to May 6.
Shares in Next jumped almost 8% in response to the trading update.
Nicholas Hyett, equity analyst at Hargreaves Lansdown, said: "Few retailers would go to the lengths Next has to play down what are undoubtedly strong results, especially when United Kingdom retailers are facing such a tough environment".
"If, as Next seems to believe, the strong first quarter reflects shoppers pulling forward their summer purchases to take advantage of the recent warm weather, then Q1's positive results will come largely at the expense of later quarters".
Mayor of London sets out new environment strategy London Mayor Sadiq Khan has today proposed a ban on " junk food " across the entire Transport for London (TfL) network. I want to reduce the influence and pressure that can be put on children and families to make unhealthy choices.
Ireland take on Pakistan in country's first-ever Test match Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed backed Ireland to take its experience from limited-overs matches and thrive in the Test format. The present generation of Ireland cricketers have earned the Test status, through full-time commitment to the national cause.
LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) - Morrisons, Britain's No. 4 supermarket chain, beat forecasts for quarterly sales, helping to subdue fears that it could be the major loser from Sainsbury's proposed 7.3 billion pound ($10 billion) takeover of Walmart's Asda.
Morrisons also began supplying partner McColl's through a rolling programme of about 25 stores per week. In total, that contributed 1.8 per cent to group like-for-likes, and the business said it was on track for its targets of £700m of annualised sales by the end of the year and £1bn in due course.
However, Morrisons Chief Executive David Potts said Thursday's robust first quarter numbers showed his strategy was delivering for stakeholders. We expect to continue to improve in the year ahead.
Sainsbury's and Asda could be forced to sell at least 73 supermarkets and be made to shut as many as 245 across the United Kingdom if their proposed £15bn merger goes ahead, according to new research.
Morrisons held onto its market share at 10.5 per cent in the most recent industry data from Kantar Worldpanel, while Tesco remained at 27.6 per cent, and Sainsbury's and Asda both lost ground at 15.9 per cent and 15.5 per cent respectively. The retail division also contributed 1.8% toward overall like-for-like growth.
Ryan Coogler's Black Panther became one of the year's most acclaimed films and grossed more than.3 billion worldwide. The spin-off would be light work to produce as Marvel did focus on the women of Wakanda in the comics.
Over on the PlayStation Blog , Sony has revealed more details on its E3 2018 press conference, staring with the date and time. Once again, you can expect some big announcements and reveals. "We're taking a different angle on how we're bringing it out".
But that same weekend the rapper was also seen putting the moves on DJ and general girl-about-town Chantel Jeffries . However, Bella was quick to deny the buzz, writing, "It wasn't me", in response to a report on social media.
It's so incredible to have an opportunity to be one of 30 . "I'm telling you, if it gets to be a comparison contest, I'm screwed". Stevens had a typical reaction to the vote, while Philadelphia 76ers coach Brett Brown was stunned at the voting snub.
And 20 percent of adolescents now have, or previously had, a seriously debilitating mental disorder, according to the institute. Families enjoyed an evening of games and live entertainment while learning about the importance of children's mental health.
The first show of the new deal will take place in September this year. "And if I don't make this work, I've failed miserably". The WBA, WBO and IBF king has been offered £37m to face WBC champ Wilder in America before the year is out.
Oil production in Venezuela , once a major global supplier, also has fallen sharply as the nation's economy continues to contract. Nationwide, the price of a gallon of regular gasoline hit $2.96 this week, according to the Energy Information Administration.
According to a study from FiveThirtyEight, 57 percent of reluctant Trump voters expressed no regrets about their choice. Mr Renacci hopes to oust Sherrod Brown, a populist Democrat who has held the Senate seat since 2007.
That would bring the total number of people reporting symptoms to 25, of whom at least 17 have so far died. This is the DRC's ninth Ebola outbreak since the discovery of the virus in the country in 1976.
One of the founders Leave.EU arrone banks called the penalty of the election Committee "politically motivated persecution". The commission said the "unlawful overspend" was at least £77,380 but "may well have been considerably higher".
This movie really only works if you know the drill, and if you do, I guarantee you'll still be surprised by this movie. That's courtesy of Gwyneth Paltrow in an interview she gave to an "official" " Avengers: Infinity War " magazine.
You can now gift PC games on the Microsoft Store
After you send the gift the recipient gets a game code along with instructions to redeem the code and get the game/DLC. We look forward to bringing you updates on the gifting of paid PC and Xbox apps soon.
Vivo X21i specifications and design leaked online
The smartphone has 64 GB of internal storage , but you also have the option to expand the storage up to 256 GB via microSD card. The Vivo X20 Plus UD has been showcased at CES 2018 after which started in China in January, but it never made it into India.