They have today issued their interim results for the 6m to end June 2013 and say trading in recent weeks has been affected by the heatwave!
Although total sales have increased, like-for-like sales declined by just under 3% and profits declined 28.7% from £16m in 2012 to £11.4m.
The management are looking to 'refocus' the business over the next 2 - 3 years - Chief Executive Roger Whiteside, who took up the reins in February said: "We will spend the next two to three years reshaping the business as we build the platform for long term sustainable profit growth for the benefit of shareholders, employees and the wider community."
Earning per share for the 6m period declined from 11.9p to 8.5p. They have held the interim dividend payment at 6.0p and cover falling from 2x to 1.4x.