Rebel pilots and Imperial Stormtroopers from the Star Wars film franchise are seen next to a life-sized model of an X-Wing Fighter during a promotional event at the Changi International airport in Singapore. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The Church of England’s valiant bid to run an advertisement featuring the Lord’s Prayer before the forthcoming Star Wars film may have hit a sn(...)

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(...)

Ryanair was up 0.74 per cent to €12.90 on Monday. Photograph:   Rui Vieira/PA Wire

European stocks rose, US futures climbed and the yen weakened as investors took solace that the resumption of trading in Chinese equities failed to (...)

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(...)

Retail property agents in Britain are speculating that Dunnes Stores is planning to open up to 40 more stores there

If recent reports that Dunnes Stores is planning a major UK expansion translate into reality, Margaret Heffernan will need to draw on her legendary re(...)

Breege O’Donoghue, outside Penneys, Mary Street, Dublin. ‘I couldn’t contemplate retiring. I love what I’m doing and I’m in love with Primark.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Where might most of us be when we are about to turn 71? Playing golf, perhaps, if we’re lucky enough to still have good health. Or maybe enjoying time(...)

AB Foods met forecasts with a 2 per cent fall in first-half profit as growth at its discount fashion chain Primark was offset by continued weakness in its sugar operation. Photograph: Jason Alden/Bloomberg

Associated British Foods has edged down its full-year earnings guidance on foreign currency concerns, it said on Tuesday.The firm met forecasts with a(...)

Fashion by definition is about transience and Irish and international fashion will each have their own turns in the spotlights this year. Yesterday, I(...)