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|Primark is a retail group in the value sector and operates a total of 278 stores in Ireland, The UK, Spain, The Netherlands, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Austria and France (at 8th January 2014). Primark employs over 50,000 people.
Primark Stores Ltd is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods. Associated British Foods is a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group with global sales of £13.3bn, and 113,000 employees in 47 countries.
Primark now operates from over 9.6 million sq ft of selling space and has 44 stores trading from over 50,000 sq ft, of which 13 trade from over 70,000 sq ft.
First established in 1969 as Penneys in Mary St (Dublin), Primark Stores Ltd., is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF)
Primark is successful because it offers:
Ethical Trading Initiative:
Primark is a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), an alliance of companies, trade unions and non-profit organisations that aims to promote respect for the rights of people in factories and farms worldwide. As a member of ETI, Primark has committed to monitoring and progressively improving working conditions in the factories that supply Primark’s merchandise. Further details can be found on our website www.primark.co.uk/ethical.
In January 2014 Primark received ‘Best Adult & Teen Licensee’ and 2nd Place Runner up for ‘Most Innovative Marketing Campaign’ from the Disney Awards.
In November 2013 Primark received the ‘Kerry Logistics International Retailer’ and the ‘Clipper Fashion Retail Business of the year’ at the Drapers awards. Primark received ‘Best Retail Global Expansion’ by Mapic Awards in November 2013. Primark was also awarded ‘The Store I Can’t Live Without’ and ‘Environmental Excellence’ at the Metrocentre Annual Awards in October 2013.
‘U’ Magazine awarded Primark ‘Best Accessories’ and ‘Best store to spend ˆ50’ in October 2013. Primark received the ‘Best Value for Money’ award at the PrimaHigh Street Awards in September 2013. In May 2013, Primark was awarded the ‘Best Affordable Fashion’ award at the ITV Lorraine High Street Fashion Awards for the 7th time.
Drapers Footwear and Accessories awarded Primark the ‘Best Accessories offer in a High Street Fashion Multiple’ award in April 2013.