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Londis store may be in breach of contract

THE operators of a store which traded under the Londis name have been ordered by the High Court to continue buying their supplies from Londis pending a hearing over whether they were in breach of their franchise agreement.

The court refused however to grant an injunction restraining Partridge Ltd from holding a meeting today when it is proposed that a resolution should be put to creditors to wind up the company.

ADM Londis plc sought injunctions against the three defendants claiming the proposed winding up was simply "a ruse" to get out of the five-year franchise agreement entered into in December 2009 -- but they continue trading through another company.