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Brown Thomas and Arnotts reopen online as sales soar

Stores' websites back in business following increase in internet spending

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Arnotts continues to pay staff in full despite the closure of their store after the outbreak of Covid-19

Arnotts continues to pay staff in full despite the closure of their store after the outbreak of Covid-19

Arnotts continues to pay staff in full despite the closure of their store after the outbreak of Covid-19

Brown Thomas and Arnotts have reopened their online shops following an increase in website sales of up to 300pc when the bricks-and-mortar shops closed last month due to coronavirus.

The department stores were operating as online-only retailers for 10 days. However, they then stopped taking orders for almost a week before re-opening on Friday.

Donald McDonald, managing director of Brown Thomas and Arnotts, stated that both websites were relaunched after additional safety measures had been introduced at the distribution centre.