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Menarys owner Stephen McCammon at his Bangor store earlier this year

Menarys owner Stephen McCammon at his Bangor store earlier this year

Menarys owner Stephen McCammon at his Bangor store earlier this year

Northern Ireland's family retailers will steal a march ahead of giants like Primark as they gear up to reopen on Monday ahead of bigger rivals.

Menarys, one of NI's biggest independent chains, will raise the shutters on 12 of its 17 stores on Monday.

Stephen McCammon, managing director of Menarys, has said he has implemented social distancing measures in his stores - and that changing rooms will be out of bounds.