News Another storming performance from the value fashion chain Primark

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

Survivor: A woman is rescued after 78 hours

Dead and alive: The rubble of Bangladesh factory collapse gives up its victims

Rescue efforts continue as owners of the Dhaka clothing factory are arrested

Business week in review

In profit...

Despite the factory collapse in Bangladesh, ethics are soon forgotten when faced with a £5 dress

Primark shoppers say they are attracted by the price and style of clothing, not its quality or origins

Bangladeshi volunteers evacuate an injured garment worker after an eight-storey building collapsed in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka

Poll: Following the factory collapse in Bangladesh, will you still shop at Primark?

At least 175 people were killed and hundreds more injured after an eight-storey building housing garment factories supplying the budget clothing store Primark and other UK brands collapsed in Bangladesh.

The News Matrix: Thursday 25 April 2013

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Dominant Primark to blaze a trail into Europe

Fashion chain reveals plans to open stores in France on back of soaring first-half sales

Another storming performance from the value fashion chain Primark

Soaring Primark sales lift profits at ABF

Another storming performance from the value fashion chain Primark saw Associated British Food tell investors that profits for the half year that ends on Saturday will be "substantially ahead of last year".

Marks & Spencer suffers fashion sales slump

Marks & Spencer failed to pull in new year sales shoppers, with reports suggesting it lost ground to rivals Primark and Zara.

British Land banks on Crossrail in £142m Ealing buy

Property giant British Land took a £142.5 million bet on Crossrail today as it snapped up a major shopping centre in west London from its Dutch owner.

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Primark sales surge on European success

Primark has shrugged off the wet weather and economic downturn in Europe to post sales growth ahead of its rivals, such as Marks & Spencer, in its third quarter.

Primark boosted by new stores

Primark has shrugged off the wet weather and economic downturn in Europe to post sales growth ahead of its rivals, such as Marks & Spencer, in its third quarter.

Stone Roses fan death tests 'inconclusive'

A post-mortem examination into the death of a Stone Roses fan found in a canal has proved inconclusive.

James Moore: Primark has the formula M&S lost

Here's an example of what you get if you run a retailer that doesn't seem to require that its chief executives devote lots of time to getting photographed with Twiggy or Dannii Minogue and instead gives customers what they want, when they want it. Primark doesn't seem to require ads with the budgets of small films, or even much publicity. It's certainly not going to get the egg that M&S's Mylene Klass dropped (see the latter's latest lavish production on YouTube) all over its face by contrast to its bigger, posher high-street rival, which failed to order enough woolies when it was cold.

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