Chain reports ‘resilient’ year

A Maplin store, as fears are growing for the fate of their 2,500 workers after hopes of finding a buyer for the stricken electronics chain fade

Fears grow for future of electronics chain Maplin

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HAVANT-BASED clothing firm Fat Face, which has 199 stores in the UK and Ireland, said underlying earnings were broadly flat at £24.1m after a ‘resilient performance’ in the year to June 2.

The Bridgepoint-owned business grew sales by seven per cent to £163.6m, having opened 12 new stores. Locally, it has branches in Gunwharf Quays and Petersfield.