Mothercare is to step up its international expansion plans after overseas stores after reporting a 30% rise in international revenue in its full-year results. Daily Telegraph. Financial Times

Ben Gordon, chief executive, said he planned to open 100 stores in India in the next five years after entering the market last year.

A fast-growing international franchise business offset sluggish 0.8% store sales growth in the UK market. Mothercare franchises opened another 62 stores in the year.