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

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The strength of Britain's high street over the festive period will be revealed this week when some of the country's biggest retailers including Tesco, Primark, Argos and others, report to the market.

David Prosser: M&S looks forward to a new leader

Outlook Will Sir Stuart Rose be satisfied with the performance of his beloved Marks & Spencer during his final full calendar year at the helm? Announcing M&S's first increase in sales for two years yesterday will have been satisfying – and Sir Stuart seems to have steered the retailer through the recession relatively unscathed – yet the interest in when Marc Bolland is due to finally join the retailer must have been irritating.

Primark eyes 2012 Olympics site

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Primark

In our article, 'Primark faces new claims that it uses sweatshop labour', (4 December 2009), we stated that in 2005 Primark was named by 'Ethical Consumer' magazine as the least ethical clothing company.The magazine subsequently retracted this and stated that Primark was in the top 15 per cent of its table of rankings. The Independent is happy to set the record straight.

Primark beats its one-day sales record

The flagship Primark store in London is thought to have enjoyed the best day's trading in the discount fashion retailer's 40-year history on Saturday, boosted by a traffic-free shopping day in the West End.

Primark faces new claims that it uses sweatshop labour

2006: War on Want report finds child labourers in Bangladesh making Primark clothes for 3p an hour. Allegations of beating and sexual harrassment are made. Primarkasks for details and says it will investigate<br/>2008: BBC's Panorama finds Primark using child labourers working gruelling hours in slum workshops and refugee camps. Primark blames third party suppliers and says itwill tighten controls on contractors

Album: JLS, JLS (Epic)

You already know what this sounds like. JLS, the they-seem-like-nice-boys losers (though probably, in the long run, winners) of the last X Factor, are being carefully slotted by LouisWalsh into a lucrative gap in the market.There hasn't been aBritish R&B boy band ofany note since MN8, andthe JLS project is beingpitched withmaximumsafety and minimum risk.Whichmeansvocoderintros, Primark-friendlymelodies and pained, fistclenchedover-emoting,facilitating the fantasythat JLS could be singingto you, yes you.

Primark plans expansion with more stores and first move online

Fashion chain to open 11 outlets over the next year

The Week Ahead: High street looking closely at what's Next

The high street will come under the spotlight this week, as investors scrutinise updates from Next, Marks & Spencer and Primark-owner Associated British Foods.

Retailer figures to show depth of high-street recovery

The depth of the recovery on the high street will be revealed this week when Marks & Spencer, Next and Primark all deliver numbers to the City.

Primark plans 100,000 sq ft store in &#163;675m Cardiff mall

The discount fashion retailer Primark is poised to sign up for a huge store in a new shopping centre in Cardiff, which is opening today with half of its outlets empty.

Joan Does Glamour, ITV1<br/>Hung, More4

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Asda claims top spot in clothing market

Asda's George brand has overtaken high street giant Marks & Spencer to become the UK's biggest fashion retailer, it was reported today.

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