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Lockdown's $265 million cost for The Warehouse

Rebecca Stevenson
Thu, 15 Oct 2020

Rebecca Stevenson
Thu, 15 Oct 2020
The level 4 lockdown cost The Warehouse Group $265 million in lost sales.The retailer today reported net profit attributable to shareholders of $44.5 million for the year ended Aug. 2, thanks to the government wage subsidy. Profit was down 32 percent on 2019.The NZX-listed retailer said it would have posted a $4.3 million loss if the $67.8 million wage subsidy it received for its three brands - The Warehouse, Noel Leeming and Torpedo7 - was stripped out.It said, on average, the wage subsidy equated to about 55 percent of its normal wage and sal...

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