With people mostly staying at home for the past year, clothing sales tumbled at British retailer Marks & Spencer.
The company reported an 88% slump in full-year profit on Wednesday (May 26), but it said it was making progress with its turnaround plan
M&S said it had traded well in the early weeks of the current financial year, and that profits would recover.
Its shares were up more than 6% in morning trade.
The 137-year old group said like-for-like clothing and homeware sales plunged 31.5%, mainly due to ongoing lockdowns which shuttered stores across the country.
However, as its upmarket food halls were allowed to stay open during the crisis, like-for-like food sales rose 1.3%.
CEO Steve Rowe has been driving the chain's latest attempt at a reinvention after decades of failures.
Along with chairman Archie Norman, he's focusing on transforming the company's culture, while closing stores, investing heavily in technology and e-commerce, and improving product and value to broaden its appeal.
Rowe now expects online penetration of its clothing and home business to reach up to 50%, and as a result he said M&S was taking a careful look at the size of its store estate.