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Strengths

◆ A strong stable of 364 stores

Pri­mark has weath­ered the re­tail gloom bet­ter than other brands

◆ Over­seas stores help off­set weaker ster­ling

Weak­nesses

◆ Share price has strug­gled in re­cent months

◆ Sugar arm drags on over­all per­for­mance

◆ Bad weather may have hit re­tail prof­its

Threats ◆ Con­sumer con­fi­dence con­tin­ues to wane

◆ Higher costs, such as busi­ness rates and man­u­fac­tur­ing ex­penses ◆ Fur­ther pres­sure on sugar prices Op­por­tu­ni­ties

◆ Ex­pand­ing Pri­mark into new mar­kets

◆ More brand tie-ups like Harry Pot­ter range ◆ Func­tion­ing web­site for its cloth­ing and home­ware

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