Canadian yoga wear company Lululemon has raised its third quarter same-store sales forecast after seeing strong sales volumes, coupled with a stronger Canadian dollar.

The company now says percentage growth will be in the mid-30s, compared with the same period last year, versus previous guidance of growth in the mid to high teens.

Lululemon has also appointed Michael Casey to its board of directors. The company increased the size of the board of directors from eight to nine members and appointed Casey to fill the newly-created vacancy.

He previously served as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Starbucks from 1995 to 30 September 2007, and continues to serve as senior advisor to Starbucks.