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UK expected to drive Primark FY sales rise Beth Wright | 10 Sep 18

Primark's full-year sales are expected to rise 5.5% on last year, as a strong profit performance from the value fashion retailer helps parent company Associated British Foods Plc (ABF) maintain its full-year guidance. 


Warm weather knocks Primark H1 sales Beth Wright | 26 Feb 18

Unseasonably warm weather last autumn is expected to have taken its toll on like-for-like sales at Primark in the first half of the financial year, but the value fashion retailer remains optimistic of a jump in profit growth for the second half.


Why Primark is working to do "the right thing" – Interview Michelle Russell | 31 Oct 17

Unlike many other major apparel firms, value fashion chain Primark chooses not to openly set targets for its sustainability and ethical commitments, but instead "just get on and do it," as Katharine Stewart, Primark's director of ethical trade, tells just-style. Yet in recent years the retailer has started to open up about its work to engage more closely with its supply chain: in particular, turning its focus to ensuring all the cotton in its products is sourced sustainably.


Primark FY sales tipped for double-digit rise Beth Wright | 11 Sep 17

Primark full-year sales are expected to rise 13% on last year, as the value fashion retailer has helped to boost parent company Associated British Foods Plc (ABF) full year outlook.


Primark H1 trading boosted by expansion Michelle Russell | 19 Apr 17

Value clothing retailer Primark has increased earnings in its first-half thanks to higher sales, particularly in the UK, and a "substantial" increase in selling space.


Primark Q1 sales climb on network expansion Michelle Russell | 12 Jan 17

Primark saw sales climb in its first-quarter thanks to increased selling space, but the value fashion giant warned of falling margins as a result of impending inflationary pressures.


Primark says no plans to hike clothing prices Michelle Russell | 9 Nov 16

Value fashion giant Primark says it has no plans to increase prices next year as the industry considers the potential impact of inflation, the falling value of sterling, and a "hard Brexit" on business and the consumer.


Currency and costs weigh on mixed H1 for Primark Katie Smith | 19 Apr 16

A drop in first-half profit at UK value fashion retailer Primark reflects its investment to expand into the US as well as an increasingly bearish environment for clothing retailers. 


Primark performs well in H1 as sales grow Michelle Russell | 23 Feb 15

Primark was the key growth driver for Associated British Foods (ABF) in the first half, as sales at the value fashion giant grew and retail selling space increased.


Primark latest to blame weather for sales Michelle Russell | 8 Dec 14

Value fashion retailer Primark has achieved like-for-like sales below the expectations of its parent company, as unusually warmer weather hurt revenues.


Primark inks US lease deal with Sears Holdings Katie Smith | 20 Oct 14

UK value fashion retailer Primark has inked a deal with Sears Holdings which will see it lease space in seven stores in the US, a move that could be a sign of things to come.


Primark inks US lease deal with Sears Holdings Katie Smith | 20 Oct 14

UK value fashion retailer Primark has inked a deal with Sears Holdings which will see it lease space in seven stores in the US, a move that could be a sign of things to come.


UK: Primark makes appointment to push US assault Michelle Russell | 22 May 14

UK value fashion retailer Primark has appointed Jose Luis Martinez de Larramendi to lead its expansion into the US market.


UK: Analysts have high hopes for Primark's US launch Katie Smith | 24 Apr 14

The news that Primark will open its first store in the US next year has been well received by analysts, with one saying it will significantly increase the UK value fashion chain's long-term growth potential.


UK: Analysts have high hopes for Primark's US launch Katie Smith | 24 Apr 14

The news that Primark will open its first store in the US next year has been well received by analysts, with one saying it will significantly increase the UK value fashion chain's long-term growth potential.


UK: Primark hails "excellent" H1 performance Katie Smith | 23 Apr 14

UK value fashion retailer Primark has hailed what it described as an "excellent performance by any standard" during the first half, after booking a 26% hike in profit.


UK: Primark hails "excellent" H1 performance Katie Smith | 23 Apr 14

UK value fashion retailer Primark has hailed what it described as an "excellent performance by any standard" during the first half, after booking a 26% hike in profit.


UK: Primark plots expansion after Q1 sales hike Richard Woodard | 16 Jan 14

Value clothing retailer Primark is planning to expand its store base further after recording sales up 14% in its first quarter.


UK: Primark plots expansion after Q1 sales hike Richard Woodard | 16 Jan 14

Value clothing retailer Primark is planning to expand its store base further after recording sales up 14% in its first quarter.


UPDATE: UK: European expansion remains key focus for Primark Katie Smith | 5 Nov 13

Expansion in Europe, particularly the western region, will continue to be a key priority for value fashion retailer Primark in the next few years, the company told just-style today (5 November).


UPDATE: UK: European expansion remains key focus for Primark Katie Smith | 5 Nov 13

Expansion in Europe, particularly the western region, will continue to be a key priority for value fashion retailer Primark in the next few years, the company told just-style today (5 November).


UK: Primark second half sales "ahead of expectations" Petah Marian | 9 Sep 13

Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) said second half profits are set to be ahead of expectations after the value fashion retailer delivered a strong finish to the year.


UK: Primark second half sales "ahead of expectations" Petah Marian | 9 Sep 13

Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) said second half profits are set to be ahead of expectations after the value fashion retailer delivered a strong finish to the year.


UK: Primark Q3 sales up 20% despite cold spring Richard Woodard | 11 Jul 13

Low-cost apparel retailer Primark posted a 20% sales rise in the third quarter, despite continued cold weather in March and April.


UK: Primark Q3 sales up 20% despite cold spring Richard Woodard | 11 Jul 13

Low-cost apparel retailer Primark posted a 20% sales rise in the third quarter, despite continued cold weather in March and April.


UK: Asos records another quarter of strong growth Petah Marian | 12 Jun 13

Online clothing retailer Asos has recorded continued strong growth, driven by good momentum both in the UK and internationally.


UK: Primark success continues with H1 sales growth Petah Marian | 23 Apr 13

Primark owner Associated British Food (ABF) has said the value clothing retailer drove the group's better than expected performance during the first half of this year.


UK: Primark posts "outstanding" first half Petah Marian | 25 Feb 13

UK value retailer Primark has recorded an "outstanding" first half performance, according to its owner Associated British Foods (ABF).


UK: Primark posts "outstanding" first half Petah Marian | 25 Feb 13

UK value retailer Primark has recorded an "outstanding" first half performance, according to its owner Associated British Foods (ABF).


FRANCE: Primark to open first trial stores Katie Smith | 18 Jan 13

UK discount fashion retailer Primark has today (18 January) confirmed plans to open its first stores in France.

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