FRANCHISING | Staff Reporter, UK

Increased deliveries boost Domino's sales for Q1

System sales in the UK & Ireland were up 18.7%.

An increase in pizza delivery orders due to COVID-related lockdowns offered a boost to Domino’s Pizza Group’s first-quarter sales.

The company said system sales in the UK & Ireland were up 18.7% at 371.3 million pounds (US$517 million) in the 13 weeks ended March 28, 2021.

At an order count level, the chain saw a delivery growth of 6.8% in the quarter with collection reporting some recovery, now trading at 65% of 2019 levels.

"We are pleased with the strong performance of the business in the first quarter of the year. The investments we are making to deliver our multi-year strategic plan give us confidence in our ability to capitalise on the opportunities which lie ahead as the nation begins to emerge from the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions,” Domino’s Pizza Group chief executive Dominic Paul said in an update.

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