Saturday 24 March 2018

13 jobs to go as Harvey Norman outlet closes

HARVEY Norman is closing a store with up to 13 jobs expected to be lost.

The Dundalk store has been a furniture and bedding clearance outlet in recent times, but is no longer considered viable.

Blaine Callard, chief executive of Harvey Norman Ireland said it was "critical" that the company "invest and focus on our core business".

The core business will be their 12 stores and online business "which has assisted us with clearance of distressed and excess stock which we accumulated after the downturn in 2008".

"It has become obvious that it is not economically viable to keep the outlet store open," he said. The company employs 700 people across its business in Ireland and has just completed a €1.4m stock clearance sale in Dundalk.

Irish Independent

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