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Premier’s Covid-resistant strategy pays dividends

Last week, Premier Investments’ chairman Solomon Lew called the last six months one of the “most challenging and unpredictable halves of the pandemic”.  In the 26-week period ending 29 January, Premier lost 42,675 trading days to government-enforced lockdown measures aimed at controlling the spread of the Delta and Omicron variants of Covid-19, resulting in a 16 per cent drop in net profit to $163.6 million.  Despite the drop in profitability, Lew lauded the business’ performan