Mike Ashley’s Frasers expects another £100m hit from pandemic
Frasers Group, which includes Sports Direct, House of Fraser and Flannels, has doubled the hit it expects to take from the coronavirus pandemic to £200m in the expectation that a third wave will lead to more restrictions on retailers.
The retail chain, controlled by the Sports Direct founder, Mike Ashley, had estimated in February that the impact of the Covid-19 crisis would lead to a £100m non-cash writedown in the value of its properties and other assets.
“Further restrictions are in our view almost certain,” it said on Friday.
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