Sunday October 25, 2020

Pamela Scott boss says chain can be saved by regional stores and online growth

Family-run retailer waited for budget reprieve before deciding to close half of its 24 stores, which may see 104 staff lose their jobs

Killian Woods

Business reporter

18th October, 2020
Richard Barron, managing director of Pamela Scott: ‘local shops’ focus Picture: Fergal Phillips

The future of the Pamela Scott group can be secured if it focuses on its regional stores and builds up its online shop to represent a quarter of total sales, according to the boss of the family-run retailer.

Last week, the firm revealed that it was closing 12 of its 24 stores in a move that may result in up to 104 staff being made redundant.

Richard Barron, managing director of Pamela Scott, told the Business Post that...

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