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Primark Defies U.K. Retail Gloom by Betting on In-Store Sales

  • Apparel chain keeps opening more stores without selling online
  • Primark sales to fall on comparable basis while rising overall
Primark Expands In Germany

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Discount clothing chain Primark is betting that opening more and bigger stores will drive sales gains, bucking a trend in which competitors are scaling back their bricks-and-mortar presence.