January 26, 2015 8:19 AM ET

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Company Overview of Primark Stores Limited

Company Overview

Primark Stores Limited operates a chain of apparel retail stores for babies and kids, boys and girls, women, and men in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and other parts of Europe. It offers scarves, boots, coats, accessories, layering products, jackets, and grids; and home ware, beauty products, and confectionery products. The company was incorporated in 1948 and is based in Reading, United Kingdom. Primark Stores Limited operates as a subsidiary of Associated British Foods plc.

Primark House

41 West Street

Reading,  RG1 1TZ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1948


44 11 8960 6300


44 11 8960 6301

Key Executives for Primark Stores Limited

Chief Operating Officer
Buying and Merchandising Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Primark Stores Limited Key Developments

Primark to Close Leeds Store in March

Primark to close one of its two stores in Leeds in March. The company announced that it is closing the store on the Headrow and will offer staff a transfer to the nearby store in Trinity shopping centre or another nearby store.

Primark to Open at Coppergate

Primark has signed for its first store in York at Coppergate shopping centre. The budget fashion brand has signed for a 15-year lease at the 56,155 sq ft Piccadilly site for an annual rent of circa £680,000 per annum. The store is on four levels and includes a 10,000 sq ft extension which is already on site.

Primark Leases Space from Sears for Seven US Stores

Sears Holdings Corporation will lease 520,000 sq ft of retail space to Primark over the next 12 to 18 months, allowing the company to open seven stores. Sears will retain a 'significant' presence in six of the seven locations, with a streamlined store format of up to 100,000 sq ft of selling space at each store. Two locations have been confirmed: Staten Island Mall in New York and King of Prussia Mall in Philadelphia. The company will take approximately 70,000 sq ft in Staten Island Mall and Sears will continue to operate in approximately 70,000 sq ft of adjacent space. The company's store is expected to open in 2016. In Philadelphia, the value retailer will occupy over 100,000 sq ft on the lower level of the King of Prussia Mall. Dick's Sporting Goods - another subtenant of Sears - currently occupies approximately 75,000 sq ft on the upper level. Sears will no longer operate a retail store at the mall.

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