Primark, the Dublin-headquartered retailer that trades in Ireland as Penneys, opened its first store in Italy today.

Primark, the Dublin-headquartered retailer that trades in Ireland as Penneys, opened its first store in Italy today. The retailer, which currently op(...)

Primark  opened the first store on Dublin’s Mary Street in 1969. It expanded steadily in Ireland – where it is known as Penneys – and Britain over the next three decades, before moving into Europe

Fashion retailer Primark’s Spanish expansion is proving a success, according to the company’s latest sales figures. The firm’s Spanish turnover was (...)

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Emma O'Carroll Textile specialist From Roscommon, the daughter of architects and one of a family of 12, O’Carroll started making and selling Aran(...)

Penneys on Mary Street, Dublin.Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Associated British Foods said on Thursday unusually warm winter weather meant sales at its Penneys/Primark discount fashion chain stalled in the nine (...)

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The owner of Primark has forecast a modest decline in earnings for 2015-2016. Photograph: Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett

Associated British Foods, owner of the Penneys/Primark fashion chain and AB Sugar, warned yesterday that currency moves will dent earnings in its new (...)

Customers shop at a Primark store on Oxford Street in London. After Thursday’s opening in Boston the company will open  another store in Philadelphia before Christmas and a further half dozen or so are planned next year. Photograph: Reuters

Cut-price fashion chain Primark on Thursday makes its most ambitious international expansion yet, moving into the lucrative, but notoriously treachero(...)

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Customers shop at a Primark store on Oxford Street in London. The retailer’s owner Associated British Foods, said on Monday that it expects a “modest” decline in group adjusted earnings per share (EPS) in the financial year. (Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters)

Penneys owner Associated British Foods (AB Foods) maintained its full-year earnings forecast on Monday, as progress at budget retailer Primark (Penne(...)

Primark’s sales were worth £2.5bn for the six months to the end of February this year. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Primark, the Dublin-headquartered retailer that trades in Ireland as Penneys, will open its first store in the United States this Thursday. The retail(...)