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Primark saw a 14 per cent increase in sales in the 16 weeks to 4 January

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Market Report: To value AB Foods, you must look at the sum of its parts... the 'jewel' isPrimark

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Primark unlikely to continue with Asos online collaboration

The boss of Primark’s parent company has hinted that a trial to sell its clothes through online fashion retailer Asos is unlike to continue.

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Intu makes £101m shops foray in brave Spanish step

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Bangladeshi factory disasters: Leading retailers shun summit on sweatshops

'Nine out of the 28 brands' supplied by the Rana Plaza factory went to the meeting

Retailers in talks over cash for factory victims

Some of the biggest high street clothes retailers have met in Geneva to discuss providing up to €54m (£45m) compensation to the victims of two garment factory disasters in Bangladesh and improving safety.

Sweet and sour … Primark stars for ABF while sugar prices look sticky

The discount fashion chain Primark is outperforming its peers but sugar is starting to look a bit sticky, Associated British Foods said yesterday.

Primark stars but sugar not so sweet for ABF

Primark is outperforming its peers but sugar looks a bit sticky, Associated British Foods said today.

Nick Goodway: Teenagers move markets, so the all-new New Look had better stay well clear

Outlook Three years ago my then teenage daughters helped to scupper New Look's planned stock market flotation. I had applied the highly scientific Dad's credit card test. Choose a store, enter it when it opened on a Saturday morning and rendezvous with your Pater at the checkout 30 minutes later.

The ruins of the Bangladeshi factory which produced clothes for budget fashion chain Primark

Primark: Prospering despite a tragedy

Shoppers haven't lost their taste for for the company's clothes, even after a factory producing them collapsed and killed 1.127 people

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