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All’s well at Woolworth

BEA DOTTIN, [email protected]

All’s well at Woolworth

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FW Woolworth the department store that has been a mainstay in Bridgetown for decades is going strong and its doors should be open for a long time to come.

That was the assertion of Martin Bryan, the store’s managing director, following rumours yesterday about the Prince William Henry Street store’s future.

“Those rumours are absolutely 100 per cent false. There is no truth in it and I don’t know how it got started,” he told the WEEKEND NATION, adding, “If you pass by our bond now you will see a container opening this evening.”

The businessman explained that September and October were usually slow months and this year sales were following the usual trends.

“They are usually quiet months because after back-to-school you get six to eight weeks to recover from that spend and we hope that business would be such as to allow us to hire additional temporary staff for the Christmas period.

“We certainly will have the stock as we have a lot of Christmas items arrive just last week and we have plenty of containers coming in between now and a few weeks  and we are hoping that Christmas is going to be okay. I don’t think it is going to be great based on what we are seeing and hearing given the economic climate,” the Woolworth boss pointed out. (GE)