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RETAIL UPDATE

Posted on 10 August 2006  - 12:00

Our chocolate and gold kit has proved a sell-out success and appears to be the Club's fastest-selling third kit ever.

Our chocolate and gold kit has proved a sell-out success and appears to be the Club's fastest-selling third kit ever.

3rd KIT SALES

Our chocolate and gold kit has proved a sell-out success and appears to be the Club's fastest-selling third kit ever.

Commenting on the sales record, our Head of Retail, Victoria Howarth, said: “When we pre-order for the third kit, we generally estimate around 3,000 and are usually left with a quantity unsold at the end of the season. This time, hoping it may prove a more popular choice, we ordered just under 5,000 and they have flown off the shelves.

“I should like to clarify the misconception that this kit was ever intended as a ‘limited edition'. That was never suggested, the only limiting factor in all this was that our pre-order was for a set amount as with any other third kit. We have re-ordered a second quantity and will let everyone have the on-sale date as soon as we have it confirmed.”

KIT STANDARDS

“We are aware that there is a quality issue with a particular batch of the third kit, where the heat seal Puma cat logo and club badge may come away from the fabric. We shall of course be making sure fans either get a full refund or new replacement kit, whichever they prefer,” continued Victoria.

A Puma spokesman said: “We are determined that all fans feel they have purchased a quality product and therefore apologise for the batch of kit that does not meet our usual standards. We can assure those fans affected that there are a number of options available to them in terms of replacing kit or receiving refunds.”

Full details of these options will be posted on the web once arrangements are in place.