Privately-owned UK retailer, Littlewoods, has announced strong trading results for the 12 months to April 30. Underlying retail sales were up one per cent in the six months to April 30 compared with the two per cent fall recorded in the first half year. And retail trading profits in the second half increased by seven per cent to £57.5m. Total turnover for the year to April 30 was £1.89bn against £1.9bn last time.