Primark today announced its expansion strategy in France with the opening of seven new stores and the expansion of its Lyon La Part Dieu store between December 2022 and the end of 2023. These openings represent a total investment of €100 million and will create 800 jobs in France.
Primark has reaffirmed its commitment to UK retail, with plans to invest £140 million over the next two years in its UK store estate. This will include the opening of at least four new stores in Bury St Edmunds, Craigavon, Salisbury and Teesside Park. The investment creates at least 850 new jobs and increases selling space by more than 160,000sq ft, in a boost to local shopping areas.
Penneys has opened its newly revamped and extended store in the heart of Galway city, following a €20 million investment by the retailer. Located on Eyre Square, the renovated store is 50% larger with the addition of a new lower ground floor, bringing an even bigger and better Penneys experience to customers in Galway.
November 20th marked World Children’s Day – a day that promotes and celebrates children’s rights. The opportunity to go to school is a basic human right, but millions of children all over the world still face barriers to access education.
Primark has launched a new specialist breast cancer collection of leisurewear, underwear, nightwear and accessories for women who have been impacted by breast cancer. The collection has been co-designed and developed alongside Breast Cancer Now charity and those who have experienced breast cancer and undergone breast surgery.
We want our stores to be places where everyone feels safe and welcome. We’re sorry to hear this hasn’t been the experience some people have reported in our fitting rooms. We’ve listened to feedback from our customers and colleagues and you’ll start to see changes in our UK and ROI stores in the coming weeks.
Primark, the international fashion retailer, today opened its second store in the Czech Republic, in the Olympia Shopping Centre in Brno, following an over 220 million CZK investment. Spanning 39,000 square feet of shopping space, the store offers customers in the South Moravian region the in-store experience that Primark is loved for internationally and has created 190 new jobs in the area.
Primark has today revealed its new customer website in the UK. Created to better connect the journey between searching online and then shopping in store, the new site features thousands of products from across Primark’s best-selling ranges, as well as a fresh design, enhanced navigation and a new feature that allows customers to check stock availability in their local store.
Primark is announcing today a further substantial commitment to suppliers, pledging to pay our garment suppliers in full for all outstanding finished garments and to utilise or pay for any finished fabric liabilities.
Primark firmly endorses today’s announcement from the UN’s International Labour Organisation calling for urgent collaboration between stakeholders to support garment industry workers across the world affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
This new commitment follows extensive one-to-one conversations with our suppliers, which began four weeks ago and helped us identify mitigating options, including extended payment terms.
Primark is donating care packs filled with 74,000 products including underwear, leggings, t-shirts, footwear, and towels for NHS frontline staff working at the UK’s new NHS Nightingale Hospital in London, boxed and delivered by Primark volunteers.
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