Shoppers exit a Primark store, operated by Associated British Foods, in Berlin, Germany. Photo: Bloomberg

It ’s a household name in Ireland, and now Penneys is planning a move Stateside, though (...)

The Disney Store on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

The Disney Store on Dublin’s Grafton Street is one of the family entertainment giant’s top five retail stores in Europe, according to a company exe(...)

Grace wears a maxi dress €17, bikini top €7, bikini briefs €5, bag €9 and scarf (turban) €5 from Penneys summer 2014 collection at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Penneys preview of its summer collections, its exotic prints and hothouse florals inspired by Caribbean and African influences, took place amon(...)

H&M says operating profit rose 8.7% to 3.4 billion Swedish kronor, although the increase would have been 14% without the cost of long-term investments. Photographer: Akos Stiller/Bloomberg

Hennes and Mauritz (H&M), Europe’s second-biggest clothing retailer, says the cost of investing in online expansion weighed on first-quarte(...)

Penneys on Mary Street Dublin. Earlier this month investment bank Morgan Stanley said that Penneys could be worth close to € 36 billion, forecasting that by 2018, Primark will account for 42 per cent of sales and 62 per cent of profits within the wider AB Foods group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

A strong first-half performance from discount fashion chain Primark, known as Penneys in Ireland, offset weakness in Associated British Foods’ (...)

Morgan Stanley forecasts that by 2018 Primark, as Penneys is known outside of Ireland, will account for 42 per cent of sales and 62 per cent of profits within the wider Associated British Foods group. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Budget retailer Penneys could be worth close to €36 billion, according to an assessment by US investment bank Morgan Stanley, the Sunday Independent r(...)

MICHAEL FASSBENDER: Chelsea ankle boots with Gore-tex, €295 at Dubarry (; aviator sunglasses, €3 at Penneys; Enduro sweatshirt, €126 (£120) by Barbour at House of Fraser; organic dry-denim jeans, €100 by Nudie at

When it comes to finding style inspiration, women have the pick of the celebrity bunch – but there are plenty of well-heeled A-list men out there to t(...)

A worker at a Paris salon’s presentation on ethical fashion, featuring environmentally-friendly T-shirts made of organic cotton and toxic-free dyes, each conveying a political or artistic message. Photograph: Stephane de Sakutin/AFP/Getty Images

Slow food is now an accepted part of the foodie lexicon but “slow fashion” has yet to catch on to the same extent. Perhaps the concept of “fast fashio(...)

Kieran Mulvey said that with economic recovery workers would seek to recover their position, particularly in circumstances where they had a profitable employer

Stifled demands for wage rises will pose a significant challenge to economic recovery, the head of the Labour Relations Commission has said.Kieran Mul(...)

The world’s biggest clothing group, Spain’s Inditex, is to open a Massimo Dutti store in the former HMV outlet on Dublin’s Grafton Street. photograph: alan betson

With the retail market finally showing signs of stability in sales and rents after years of steep declines due to the crash, the big story in the sect(...)

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