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Primark revenue and profits hit by store closures

Primark revenue and profits hit by store closures

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Primark has reported a drop in half-year sales and profit as Covid-19-related store closures continue to impact the retailer.

The fast-fashion giant’s revenue fell 40 percent to 2.23 billion pounds for the six months to February 27, with the majority of its stores closed for more than half of the period. Unlike many of its rivals, Primark doesn’t have a webstore to offset sales losses from its physical stores.

Adjusted operating profit plummeted 90 percent to 43 billion pounds.

Primark’s parent company, Associated British Foods (ABF), reported a 17 percent drop

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Man Accused Of Robbery, Assault At Downtown Concord Shoe Store

CONCORD, NH — A homeless man was arrested after a month-long investigation into a robbery in Downtown Concord where a store clerk was assaulted, according to police.

a man looking at the camera: Chad Matthew Dow was arrested on Feb. 15.

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Chad Matthew Dow was arrested on Feb. 15.

Around 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 10, 2020, police were sent to Joe King’s Shoe Shop on North Main Street for a report of an attempted robbery. Dispatch told officers en route that a man punched a clerk in the face and fled the store with a pair of Adidas tennis shoes valued at around $60.


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Pandemic is ‘roller coaster of emotions’ for Virginia woman who dreamed of owning store

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Since January 1, Katrina Earley has been the new owner of Clothes Mentor at the Lynnhaven East Shopping Center, adjacent to the north of the Lynnhaven Mall.

“I have always wanted to own something,” Earley said, “or kind of just be at the top of whatever company I was working for.”

It is her ideal passion and dream. The situation the store is in right now, however, is not so ideal.

“It’s not as busy as I’d like it to be with a pandemic and stuff like that,” she said. “It’s definitely been a roller coaster

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Utah clothing store forced to close for day after gun threat

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A clothing store in Salt Lake City was forced to close for a day after employees said a man refused to wear a mask then threatened to shoot everyone in the store.

“I asked him to put a mask on and immediately he just started to be really combative about the whole thing,” Stockist employee Josh Edgar told KSTU-TV. “After a couple of minutes, I got him out of the store. Meanwhile he was still yelling at us and calling us names.”

When the man was outside, he threatened to come back with

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Spartanburg shoe store owner survives COVID with online sales

COVID-19 hit many retailers hard last year, but shoe store owner Duffy Baehr survived her worst year in sales to become an inspiration for others in Spartanburg.

“Duffy embodies what Spartanburg’s success is all about,” said David Britt, co-chair of OneSpartanburg’s Bringing Back the Burg Task Force. “Particularly through this pandemic, we are all in this together and together we will come through this stronger than we ever imagined.”

Baehr of Baehr Feet Shoe Boutique at 401 E. Kennedy St. said her store was ordered closed last March as part of a statewide COVID-19 shutdown of non-essential businesses.

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