A UK subsidiary operated by Irish retailer Dunnes Stores reported a £4.5 million (€5.4 million) loss in 2020, The Irish Times has reported, citing recently-filed accounts by the group.
Dunnes Stores (UK), which is a holding company within the overall Dunnes Stores group, recorded rental income of £363,000 (€434,000) in the year to 26 December 2020, the paper reported, which was up from £350,000 (€419,000) the previous year.
According to The Irish Times, the business accrued administrative expenses of £2.6 million (€3.1 million), while also seeing a £2.3 million (€2.7 million) hit on property values, leading to the £4.5 million loss for the year.
Elsewhere, Dunnes Stores (UK) reported a £950,000 (€1.13 million) loss on the disposal of investment property.
As an unlimited company, Dunnes Stores does not make its financial statements publicly available.
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According to the most recent market share data from Kantar, Dunnes Stores was Ireland's top grocer in the 12-week period to 28 November, holding 22.8% of the market, putting it ahead of rivals SuperValu (22.1%) and Tesco (21.4%).
Compared to the corresponding period in 2020, Dunnes Stores sales were down 3.6%, however they were up 8.6% compared to the same period in 2019, Kantar's data showed.
Elsewhere, grocery delivery service Buymie recently announced that it had entered into partnership with Dunnes Stores to offer same-day grocery delivery services in Dublin and Cork.