Joules [IRDX RJOU] today said group revenues of £157m in the year to May 28 were 19.6% up on the same time last year, reflecting its expansion at home and abroad – and fast ecommerce growth.

The retailer, a Top150 trader in IRUK Top500 research, said that its sales growth came as more customers shopped with it, both online and through its stores.

“This performance was driven by strong growth in the ecommerce channel as well as continued growth across the group’s UK and ROI store estate where the group opened 11 net new stores in the period,” Joules said in today’s end-of-year trading statement.

Chief executive Colin Porter said: “The appeal and strength of the Joules brand continues to resonate with our loyal and growing customer base. The brand’s…