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

@killianwoods
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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