Primark is one of the largest clothing retailers in Europe, with the highest sales by volume in the UK and a growing presence in the US. In total, we have 432 stores in 16 countries across Europe and the US.




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Primark is a leading international retailer with 18.2 million sq ft of selling space across 432 stores in 16 countries with more than 76,000 colleagues. Founder Arthur Ryan opened our first store in 1969 in Mary Street and this remains our flagship Dublin city centre store and home of the global headquarters. Today Primark has stores in the UK, Ireland, Europe and the US with ambitious expansion plans: we expect to trade from 530 stores by the end of 2026, including from 60 in the US. We have expanded but remain true to our roots: offering unbeatable value alongside great quality products.

We target a wide customer base, offering quality essentials and affordable fashion across women’s, men’s and kidswear, as well as beauty, homeware, accessories and licensed ranges with some of the biggest names in entertainment, sport and food. Through our Primark Cares strategy, we have set open and measurable targets relating to product, planet and people and we are evolving how we operate. This is alongside our existing commitment to high ethical trading standards. Our intention is to use our scale for good, deploying it to have the most benefit across our end-to-end supply chain, so ultimately enabling customers to access more sustainable products affordably.

Primark is a retail store business and the store model centres on finding the right-sized stores in the right locations. We seek to continually improve our in-store experience, creating exciting retail destinations with additional services including beauty, food and beverage and our vintage concession WornWell. We focus on cost alongside price leadership; keeping our operating costs low and maximising efficiencies across our supply chain and operations to keep prices competitive and maintain margins. 

Digital is a core enabler of how we showcase our offering to customers and drive footfall into stores. We have now launched our enhanced customer website into all our markets, significantly improving our customers’ digital experience. The new site has increased traffic in all markets and we believe it is driving incremental growth in store sales. We have also launched a Click + Collect trial across selected stores in the UK to offer customers more choice and convenience to browse and order online before coming into store to collect their purchase.

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