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Monday,20 June 2022 at 16:00

Primark, which is owned by Associated British Foods, is launching a trial that will mean shoppers can “click and collect” children’s products from 25 of its stores.

The budget fashion retailer was severely hit during the pandemic when it lost billions of sales as all of its stores were forced to shut during lockdowns and its lack of a website meant that it had no buffer from online revenues.

Analysts have said that it is only a matter of time before Associated British Foods relents and launches online, but it has so far resisted as it fears this would stop customers coming to its stores.

The new click and collect service will allow customers to shop from 2,000 children’s products which it says will “cater for a broad range of family needs, from furnishing a nursery to clothing children of all ages”.

UK & European stocks closed higher after a tumultuous five days of trading last week.

U.S. markets were closed for the Juneteenth public holiday.

Oil priced higher.

Gold extended losses as an elevated dollar weighed on bullion demand.

At the close
FTSE 100 7,121 +1.50%
FTSE 250 19,010 +0.45%
DAX 13,265 +1.06%
At 17:00
Dow Jones 29,888 +0.00%
S&P 500 3,674 +0.00%
NASDAQ 3,674 +0.00%
Fixed Income
UK 10-YR YIELD 2.598
Exchange Rates
GBP/USD 1.224
GBP/EUR 1.162
Gold $1,838 (-0.07%)
Brent $113.60 +0.42%
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