Scottish Daily Mail


- Business · Primark Stores Limited · England · Associated British Foods

FAST-CHANG­ING Covid rules have taken their toll on re­tail­ers across the board.

But As­so­ci­ated Bri­tish Foods (ABF) has been hit harder than many be­cause its Pri­mark chain does not have an ac­com­pa­ny­ing online shop – and it warned at the start of the month that the sec­ond lock­down would cost it £375m.

When ABF holds its an­nual meet­ing next Fri­day, in­vestors will be cross­ing their fingers that things are look­ing up af­ter pos­i­tive up­dates about po­ten­tial Covid vac­cines in the last two weeks and con­fir­ma­tion that the lock­down in Eng­land will not be ex­tended be­yond De­cem­ber 2.

Share­hold­ers will be keen to hear if bosses are still con­sid

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