Retailers Halfords and Carpetright have both issued profit warnings, as UK consumer spending remains tight.
Car and bike specialist Halfords cut its 2011 estimate for profits before tax to ?124m-?127m, down from guidance of more than ?127m given in January.
Meanwhile Carpetright said that profits for the financial year that ends this month would be down on a year earlier.
The carpet firm blamed "tough trading conditions" and "fragile consumer confidence" in the UK. More...