Toddler and kids' clothing retailer Mothercare Plc on Thursday said problems at its warehouse in Northants would not delay the launch of its new autumn/winter range and said normal operations would be resumed early next week.

The company’s £10 million distribution centre in Daventry has been beset with problems over the past year which has left its stores short of key merchandise and delayed its three-year recovery programme.

Only last month, the company’s CEO Chris Martin departed as the chain issued its fourth profit warning in a year.

The firm said in a statement that "current total stock levels are line with this time last year" and said ii was still on course to launch the new clothing collections later this month.