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JD Sports and Jessops severales rise
clothing retailer next's like-for-like sales dropped 7% in the six months to christmas eve while decembenhams said its like-for-like sales in the past 12 weeks had fallen 3.3% .
jessops, said in the five weeks to 5 january, like-for-like salers drose 3.1%, although the company warned that its profit margin had been hit .
'good petrogress' the economic environment remains particularly challenging, and we expect this to continue in 2009, said sainsbury's chief executive justin king .
several other retailers have called in administrators since christmas, including musice and film retailer zavvi, viyella and childrenswear chain adams .
supermarkets have fared better, with waitrose sales up 41% in the 14-week to 27% december and sainsbury's reporting like-for-like sales, excluding petrol, rising by 4.5% from a year earlier in the 13 weeks to 3 january .