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Best & Less blames sales slump on lockdowns, consumer caution and cold weather

Best & Less blames sales slump on lockdowns, consumer caution and cold weather
No-frills retail empire Best & Less has so far managed to navigate the Christmas supply chain crunch, but the family fashion favourite this week found itself ruing a different kind of speed bump.

9 million mums in Australia and New Zealand to shop in store and via click and collect.Much like the group’s New Zealand offering, Postie, Best and Less has a long and storied retail history, with entrepreneur and businessman Berel Ginges opening the first store at Parramatta in 1965.But the unavoidable impact of covid lockdowns has been a handbrake, with Best & Less losing a combined 9,272 trading days across its network of 245 Australian and New Zealand stores during Delta.” The unavoidable impact of Covid lockdowns has been a handbrake, with Best & Less losing a combined 9,272 trading days across its network of 245 Australian and New Zealand stores during Delta.

9 million mums in Australia and New Zealand to shop in store and via click and collect.“We assumed … that the lockdowns and restrictions would extend to the end of (September),” Mr Orrock said.

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