British dynasty behind Primark put to test after sales dive to zero

A doorman wears a protective face mask as he stands outside the Fortnum & Mason Plc store in London, on June 15, 2020. Foto: Bloomberg/Hollie Adams

In the unforgiving game of retailing, the Weston family have long proved nimble players.

Over the better part of a century, they turned a Canadian bakery into a transatlantic empire that sells everything from groceries to $1,600 Gucci handbags. Along the way they amassed one of the world's biggest fortunes and befriended another influential clan -- the British royal family...

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