Primark saw a 14 per cent increase in sales in the 16 weeks to 4 January
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Sunday 10 January 2010
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.
Sunday 10 January 2010
Thursday 07 January 2010
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.
Wednesday 30 December 2009
Wednesday 23 December 2009
Thursday 17 December 2009
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.
Wednesday 09 December 2009
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.
Friday 04 December 2009
Sunday 08 November 2009
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.
Wednesday 04 November 2009
Monday 02 November 2009
The high street will come under the spotlight this week, as investors scrutinise updates from Next, Marks & Spencer and Primark-owner Associated British Foods.
Sunday 01 November 2009
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.
Thursday 22 October 2009
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.
Sunday 18 October 2009
Friday 09 October 2009
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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