Danish home retail brand JYSK, has announced record results in the UK and Ireland during the financial year 2019/2020. 

The retailer opened its first store in Ireland in 2019, and now operates 9 stores here and employs 112 people.

The financial results show that total sales in JYSK UK and Ireland reached €41 million, an increase of 74%.

860,000 customers made a purchase during the year, an increase of 55%, with online orders accounting for 24% of sales.

In July, the company announced the merger of JYSK Ireland and JYSK UK to form one organisation.

Roni Tuominen, Country Manager for JYSK UK and Ireland said while it has been a tough year for the business, they are happy with the results.

"In Ireland, we were able to contribute positive EBIT after just one full financial year. Whilst the EBIT result is not yet at our target levels, to be able to achieve this positive result alongside the significant level of investment and expansion, what we have done is quite remarkable," he said.

Despite the challenges of the current pandemic, Mr Tuominen said that JYSK will continue to push forward with their expansion plans.

"We are very confident in both the UK & Ireland market and we will aggressively continue with our expansion plans over the next 12 months. The appetite is there for home furnishing products amongst our customers, perhaps now more than ever with so many of us spending more and more time at home," he said.