RESULTS Maplin sales soar as profits fall

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Electronics retailer Maplin has seen sales soar from £214m to £269m as it continues a programme of investment.

The Rotherham-based chain saw pre-tax losses increase to £178.1m in the 64-weeks to March - up from £65.7m the year previous. It reported an operating profit of £14.8m down from £17m in 2012.