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Concierge Shane Murphy welcomes a customer at Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Premier department stores Brown Thomas and Arnotts could be sold following a surprise €4.7 billlion bid for their parent, Selfridges Group. A potenti(...)

Primark on Oxford Street. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Associated British Foods on Tuesday reported a 40 per cent fall in full-year earnings, with a Covid-19 related hit to profit at its Primark clothing b(...)

Penneys/Primark, which does not have an online business, generates about half of the group’s revenue and profit

Penneys/Primark owner Associated British Foods said it would not pay an interim dividend to save cash and could not provide full year 2019-20 earnings(...)

Arthur Ryan, second from left,  and Alma Carroll at the opening of Primark’s store in Boston in 2015, alongside Mayor Martin Walsh and  Primark chief executive Paul Marchant. Photograph: Josh Reynolds

Leading business figures yesterday paid tribute to Arthur Ryan, who led Penneys-Primark from just one store on Dublin’s Mary Street to a global fashio(...)

Arthur Ryan, centre, talks with Primark chief executive  Paul Marchant in  2014. ‘I was fortunate enough to work closely with him and experience first-hand his sharp mind and innovative thinking,’ Mr Marchant said. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

Arthur Ryan, founder and chairman of Irish retail phenomenon Penneys/Primark, has died at the age of 83 following a short illness. Mr Ryan ran the fi(...)

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Associated British Foods said price pressures in the global sugar market would prevent its earnings from growing in the coming 12 months as the drag o(...)

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Associated British Foods on Thursday warned again on the outlook for its sugar business, though it maintained its overall guidance for the full 2017-1(...)

Resilient performance by Primark was held back by previously flagged poor sugar prices. Photograph: Jacobia Dahm/Bloomberg

Penneys owner Associated British Foods on Tuesday reported a 1 per cent fall in first-half profit, with a resilient performance at its Primark fashion(...)

ABF’s fast fashion  Primark business, known as Penneys in Ireland, received a boost from the weak pound and further expansion, with revenues surging by 19 per cent to £7.05 billion, while UK like-for-like sales jumped 10 per cent ahead. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Penney’s owner Associated British Foods has joined calls for a Brexit transition deal amid fears over customs chaos as it posted a 22 per cent leap i(...)

Primark’s  newest store, at the South Shore Plaza in Braintree, Massachusetts, encompasses 41,000sq ft of retail space and is expected to create almost 200 jobs in the local community

Primark, which trades as Penneys in Ireland, has opened its eighth store in the US. This latest addition marks the company’s third store in Massachuse(...)

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