Strong trading keeps stores open while administrators negotiate deals

Countrywide Farmers, the agricultural retailer which went into administration six weeks ago threatening 735 jobs, is continuing to perform well while administrators seek to sell the business. The company collapsed earlier in March after the Competition and Markets Authority decided to refer the sale of its 48 stores to Mole Valley. Although 32 redundancies were made three weeks later, administrators have described trading as "strong". It added: "The majority of stores will continue to trade into May which has created an oppor... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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