Games Workshop will begin reopening stores in Europe and North America

The retailer has said it will reopen more stores across the world as and when government restrictions are lifted

Written by Georgie Dobie

Posted 28.04.2020 | Retail

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Games Workshop has said that it will begin making trade sales in Europe and North America this week and the company will take online orders from May.

The decision comes after Games Workshop implemented changes across its warehouse operations to operate within social distancing guidelines issued in response to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Most Games Workshop stores remain closed; though a small number have reopened in China, the Netherlands and Scandinavia. 

As and when government restrictions are lifted, the retailer has said it will continue to reopen more stores across the world.  

In a statement, Games Workshop said: “As stated previously, trading for the group in the nine months to the end of February was in line with expectations.”  

“However, since the outbreak of Covid-19 and the subsequent closure of our operations globally, our performance has been impacted. 

“As we are now reopening our sales channels as discussed above, we estimate our profit before tax for the year ended 31 May 2020 to be no less than £70m.” 

At the beginning of the year, Games Workshop celebrated record sales and profits in its half-year report and was happy with its Christmas performance, defying the challenges of a difficult retail market. 

For the six months to 1 December 2019, the retailer said its pre-tax profit rose 44 per cent YoY to £58.6m. 


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