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(...)

Since humble beginnings in Dublin, the chain now boasts over 300 stores in 10 countries and 62,000 employees

Next week, on April 14th, Primark will open its first store in Italy. The store is in Arese, about 12km from fashion hotspot Milan, in a former Alfa (...)

Arthur Ryan House: named in honour of Primark’s founder and chairman Arthur Ryan

Primark unveiled its new international headquarters on Parnell Street in Dublin 1 last week. Arthur Ryan House, named in honour of Primark’s founder a(...)

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(...)

Image of the week: Marchant mirth  The man laughing his head off is Paul Marchant, chief executive of Primark, and it’s not because he’s see(...)

A Primark store in central London. Along with its Boston plans, the cut-price retailer is said to be in negotiations on another eight stores in the US northeast. Photograph: Andy Rain/EPA

Filene’s Basement was a pioneering retail institution in Boston. Located in the famous, now closed Filene’s store at Downtown Crossing in the c(...)

Primark’s outlet in Eindhoven, in the Netherlands, which opened earlier this month. Penneys has submitted a planning application to Dublin City Council detailing its bid to create a 125,000sq ft headquarters.

Building work on Primark’s planned international headquarters in Dublin will begin early next year and will be completed in 2015, the retail chain, wh(...)

Earlier this month, Primark announced a 44 per cent rise in profits, as sales for 2012 rocketed 22 per cent. Photograph: Lewis Stickley/PA

Against the odds, 2013 has ended on a number of positive notes for Primark. On Thursday night, the budget fashion chain won two mannequin torso-shaped(...)

Marks & Spencer posted a ninth straight quarterly fall in clothing sales yesterday. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Marks & Spencer’s spin doctors should have checked the company reporting schedules more carefully before they settled on November 5th to announce (...)

The Penneys store on O’Connell Street, Dublin: Primark is one of 70 apparel brands and retailers which have signed a contract with international and local trade unions and NGOs to ensure sustainable improvements to working conditions  in Bangladesh

  The Penneys winter collections launched today prompted questions about the aftermath of the Bangladesh disaster in May, in which more(...)