November 20, 2014 / 5:12 AM / 3 years ago

BRIEF-Woolworths Holdings sales for first 20 weeks of 2015 financial year up 47.5 pct

Nov 20 (Reuters) - Woolworths Holdings Ltd

* jse: whl - trading update: 20 weeks to 16 november 2014

* Group sales increased by 47.5% for first 20 weeks of 2015 financial year over comparable 20-week period in 2014

* Excluding impact of David Jones, group sales grew by 11.9%.

* Clothing sales in South Africa increased by 8.8% and by 3.4% in comparable stores, notwithstanding a significantly lower clearance sale in august

* Retail space, including stores in rest of Africa, grew by 7.1% (net of closures and excluding franchise conversions) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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