Shaws reports €4.91m loss as turnover tumbles 33%

‘Almost nationwide’ department store chain says pandemic had significant impact on business last year

21st December, 2021
Shaws reports €4.91m loss as turnover tumbles 33%
Shaws operates 17 stores around Ireland. Picture: Getty

Shaw and Sons, the group behind the well-known “almost nationwide” chain of department stores, fell into loss last year as the pandemic closed its stores for almost half the year.

Accounts filed by the 150-year-old business, which operates 17 stores around Ireland, show turnover fell by nearly 33 per cent last year, dropping from €61.61 million to €41.36 million up to the end of January 2021.

Shaws said the pandemic had a “significant effect” on all...

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