Domino's Pizza profits rise as online sales jump

Dominos Pizza shop sign
Image caption Dominos said online sales were growing strongly

The UK's biggest pizza delivery firm, Domino's Pizza, has reported rising profits helped by a rapid increase in online sales.

Profits for the year to 25 December rose 14.6% to £43.6m, with online sales surging 43%.

Orders made online now account for 44% of total sales.

The company, which operates franchises in the UK and the Irish Republic, also benefited from the opening of 62 new outlets, giving it a total of 726.

Same-store sales in the UK rose by 3.7% and in the Irish Republic, which has been in recession, they were up by 2.3%.

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