Harvey thanks currency moves and Ireland for 6% sales boost Q1 2016

Harvey Norman has positive currency movements to thank for the 6.1% increase in sales year-on-year for the company totalling $1.5 billion for the three months ended 30 September 2015, while like-for-like sales increased by 7%. Northern Ireland was the stand-out performer for the retailer with sales soaring by 44% year-on-year in Q1 2016.

Gerry says he will go out “screaming”

Harvey Norman chairman Gerry Harvey, has told the Financial Times that, at 75-years he won’t be slipping quietly into retirement. “I enjoy what I do,” he told one of the world’s leading business media ft.com. “If I have to go because I’m mentally or physically f****d then maybe I’ve got to go, but I’m not going willingly, I’m going screaming,” he said.