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Surf’s up: How Rip Curl offset the impact of store closures, travel bans

Australia and New Zealand’s ongoing efforts to contain Covid-19, including forced store closures in Melbourne and Auckland and international travel bans, had a significant impact on Kathmandu Holdings’ financial results for the first half of FY21.  While the owner of outdoor and adventure retail companies Kathmandu, Rip Curl and Oboz recorded a 12.9 per cent increase in sales at a group level to NZ$410.7 million in the six months ended January 31, 2021, this was driven primarily by a st