Value retailer, Matalan, today reported record results with total sales up 47.4 per cent for the first ten weeks of the current year.   Preliminary results for the 52 weeks ended 24th February, reveal that profit before tax was up 53 per cent and turnover was up 35 per cent. Like-for-like sales were also up 21.7 per cent and Easter comparative sales show a like-for-like growth of 15.9 per cent.