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FACTBOX-How UK retailers fared over Christmas

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(Adds French Connection, N Brown and Thorntons) LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - With British shoppers fretting over job security and a squeeze on incomes, retailers found the going tough in 2012. Following is a summary of how they fared in the Christmas trading period: RETAILER/RIC/PERFORMANCE SECTOR Burberry Sales up 9 pct in 3 months to Dec. 31. Luxury goods Co-operative Group Food Like-for-like sales, inc VAT, ex fuel, up 2.2 pct in 3 weeks to Jan. 5. Debenhams Department store Like-for-like sales up 5.0 pct in 5 weeks to Jan. 5. Domino's Pizza Group Food UK like-for-like sales up 5.0 pct in 14 weeks to Dec. 30. Like-for-like sales in Ireland down 3.8 pct. Dunelm Group Homewares store Like-for-like sales up 2.2 pct in 26 weeks to Dec. 29. Q2 like-for-like sales up 1.6 pct. French Connection Group Clothing UK/Europe like-for-like sales in 24 weeks to Jan. 12 down 2.9 pct Greggs Food Like-for-like sales in 5 weeks to Jan. 5 down 2.9 pct JD Sports Fashion Clothing UK & Ireland JD Sports Fascias like- for-like sales up 3.2 pct in seven weeks to Jan. 5. Fashion Fascias lfl sales down 7.9 pct. John Lewis Department store Sales up 14.8 pct in 5 weeks to Dec. 29. Halfords like-for-like sales car parts, bikes up 1.0 pct in 15 weeks to Jan. 11. House of Fraser Department store Like-for-like sales, ex VAT, up 6.3 pct in 6 weeks to Jan. 5. Majestic Wine Beverages Like-for-like UK sales up 1.1 pct in 7 weeks to Dec. 31. Marks & Spencer Clothing/Food Q3 UK like-for-like non-food sales down 3.8 pct in 13 weeks to Dec. 29. UK lfl food sales up 0.3 pct. Matalan Department store Total revenue down 1.5 pct in 5 weeks to Dec. 29. Moss Bros like-for-like sales Clothing up 2.7 pct in 24 weeks to Jan. 12. N Brown Clothing Like-for-like sales in 19 weeks to Jan. 12 up 7.9 pct Next Clothing Sales up 3.9 pct Nov. 1-Dec. 24. Ocado sales up over 14 pct Online food in 6 weeks to Jan. 6 Wm Morrison Food Like-for-like sales, ex fuel and VAT, down 2.5 pct in 6 weeks to Dec. 30. Sainsbury Food Like-for-like sales ex-fuel up 0.9 pct in 14 weeks to Jan. 5. Shop Direct Online retail Sales up 5 pct in 6 weeks to Dec. 29. Ted Baker Clothing Retail sales up 20.9 pct in 8 weeks to Jan. 5. Tesco Food UK lfl sales, ex-fuel and VAT, up 1.8 pct in 6 weeks to Jan. 5. Theo Fennell Jeweller Says Christmas trading disappointing and year results will be "materially below management expectations" Thorntons Food Total sales in 14 weeks to Jan. 12 up 5.4 pct Topps Tiles Tile and Flooring Like-for-like sales up 1.6 pct in 13 weeks to Dec. 29. Waitrose Food Sales up 8.8 pct in 12 days to Dec. 31 Like-for-like sales up 5.4 pct. (Compiled by James Davey and Neil Maidment; Editing by Dan Lalor)

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