Penneys Ireland hint at 'amazing new ranges' in new reopening update

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Penneys has hinted at “amazing new ranges” that customers will love when stores are finally allowed to reopen.

The iconic clothing giant, along with other retail outlets, have been closed since the country returned to strict lockdown measures over the Christmas period.

It is expected that Government will take a closer look at allowing a return for non-essential retail in a few weeks time amid hopes of reopening in May .

And while Penneys doesn’t yet have a return date, the retailer said that safety will remain a priority whenever leaders give the green light.

A spokesperson said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming our customers back to our stores.

“Safety remains our top priority and we will continue to have extensive safety measures in place to help ensure that our employees and customers can return to Penneys with confidence.

“We know our customers will love our amazing new Spring/Summer ranges, including bright leisurewear in spring pastels, as well as some exciting new collaborations with Disney and Pineapple, which will all be in-store when we re-open.

“As always, we don’t do seasonal sales but customers can expect our normal great value prices across all of our clothing, accessories, beauty and homeware.”

It comes after Government stressed Ireland is on the road to “normality” and that much more will be considered for reopening in May.

Shoppers leaving Penneys on Dublin’s Henry Street, as the country opens up again after the recent Level 5 lockdown (Image: Collins)

In a Covid-19 briefing on Wednesday, Government spokesperson Liz Canavan said that “thankfully we are through winter now” and promised better days ahead.

Mrs Canavan said: “It’s a time of renewal, and we must now renew our determination to beat this disease and get back to normality. The next days and weeks are crucial in our fight and as we escalate our vaccination programme we must trust in the measures we have followed to this point.

“Thank you for all you are doing, it’s because of your adherence to the tough measures in place that we can now begin to look at reopening the country but we still have some distance to go. Every step we take, we must take carefully, but there are brighter days ahead.”

And Mrs Canavan promised that if Ireland continues to suppress the virus, the reopening of retail like Penneys and Smyths will be one of the things considered in May.

She added: “If we can hold firm for a little bit longer and if the health situation allows, further easing of restrictions will be considered from 4 May. Areas being considered are:

  • full reopening of construction
  • phased return of non-essential retail commencing with click and collect and outdoor retail, for example: garden centres/nurseries
  • recommencement of personal services on a staggered basis
  • reopening of museums, galleries and libraries
  • recommencement of religious services on a staggered basis

Source: Dublin News