Boxing Day sales were up by more than a quarter at Oak Furniture Land on a same-store basis, with new stores and its SofaStore rollout boosting total sales.

JB Global — the company behind both fascia — said its brands smashed its Boxing Day sales records as it launched its new upholstery format across its 57 store portfolio.

Founder and managing director Jason Bannister said: “We’re thrilled with the days performance, which has come ahead of expectations.

“Like-for-like sales were up 26 per cent, and taking into account our new showrooms and the launch of SofaStore we have achieved 41 per cent growth year on year.”