PUBLISHED: 08:36, Mon, Jun 1, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:52, Mon, Jun 1, 2020
As the lockdown relaxes and non-essential stores are allowed to reopen, more and more retailers are announcing their plans to get back to business. Primark is the latest clothing chain to reveal its reopening schedule around the UK. The stores have been closed since March 22 due to the coronavirus lockdown.
The news was revealed in a statement from the store’s owner, Associated British Foods (ABF).
Due to the 12 weeks of lockdown measures, the company said it had seen a loss of sales of approximately £650m for every month that all stores were closed.
However, the government has now announced that non-essential shops, including clothing stores, can reopen this month from June 15.
The company had already reopened some of its stores in Europe and the US, but now that it’s had the green light, it has laid out its plans to reopen in the UK.
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Primark is reopening in the UK this month (Image: Getty)
Primark has announced which date it will reopen in England (Image: Getty)
England will be first to see Primark reopen on its high streets in the confirmed plans.
Primark has stated that 153 stores will reopen in England on June 15, including a brand new store which was meant to open later this year.
The move will see the new location in the Trafford Centre, Manchester, open early in a bid to get sale figures back up.
Primark stores in Spain and France are going to reopen this week, so that 281 stores around the world will be open again by June 15.
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