COVID-19 a mixed bag for business

THE MONTH of lockdown has been a trying time for all sectors of the outdoor industry.

Bivouac marketing manager Andrew Powell said the level 4 lockdown halted all operations for the retail chain, but all staff has been retained.

“I’m proud that Bivouac has done the right thing in completely shutting down during this period and not pretending that we are an ‘essential service’ in the midst of a life-threatening pandemic,” he said. “Accepting economic hurt in

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