Currys and PC World owner Dixons Retail drew record sales on Boxing Day 2013, with more than £100,000 flowing through its tills every minute.
UK and Ireland like-for-like sales were up five per cent for the period from November 1st 2013 to January 4th 2014.
Internet-led sales grew by 23 per cent, while group gross margins fell 0.5 per cent.
Northern Europe like-for-like sales increased two per cent, while in Greece like-for-like sales fell eight per cent.
The news comes after Dixons’ websites enjoyed a Christmas sales spike.
Sebastian James, Dixons Group Chief Executive, commented: “This has been a lively Christmas with plenty of ups and downs and I am pleased to report that we have turned in a good performance. We have consolidated last year’s strong gains and I am confident that we have gained further market share.
"In the UK and Ireland, the “Black Friday” weekend was remarkably busy, but was followed by a somewhat quieter couple of weeks as we approached Christmas Day. From Boxing Day, the business took off like a rocket – in fact, Boxing Day itself was the biggest in Dixons’ UK history with more than £100,000 flowing through our tills every minute. This is especially encouraging as we have already passed the anniversary of Comet’s departure from the market.
"These are good numbers, but I am mindful that what recovery there is in the UK is still fledgling, and we continue to plan accordingly. We have some very strong comparables in the fourth quarter and, with a later Easter as well, I expect performance in the remainder of our financial year to be more modest than the year to date.
"However, with great service and fantastic value in our stores and online I think all our businesses can continue to outperform our competitors in each of their markets.”
Dixons completed the sale of Pixmania in late December 2013.