Domino’s Pizza UK and Ireland reported 4.7% increase in like-for-like sales for the first 16 weeks of the year. Total system sales for the period were up 18.6% on the year to £49.7m. Speaking at the company’s AGM, Stephen Hemsley, chief executive, said: "The positive impact of our expansion programme is clearly evidenced in total system sales increases." Eight new stores have opened since the start of the year, bringing the total estate to 326 in the UK and Ireland.