Primark to invest £100m in UK stores

Primark has said it will invest over £100 million in its UK stores in 2024.

As part of the investment, the fast-fashion retailer is opening new stores in Bury St. Edmunds, Teeside Park, and Glasgow Fort later in the year.

Primark is also planning some of its “biggest ever” store extensions across the country, including at London’s Westfield Stratford store where it will almost double in size, making it the second largest Primark in the capital.

The latest store openings and expansions will see Primark reach 195 stores in the UK by the end of the year, creating almost 700 new jobs.

Primark currently employees more than 30,000 people and operates 192 stores across the UK.

Outside of the UK, Primark has stores in 15 other countries, with an aim to reach 530 stores across its markets by the end of 2026.

“We’ve changed a lot in the 50 years since we opened the doors on our first store in Great Britain in Derby back in 1974, but at our heart, we are still the same,” said Kari Rodgers, UK retail director, Primark. “We’re as committed as ever to offering the very best value on the High Street and making great fashion more affordable and accessible for everyone.

"This latest investment will mean bigger and better stores, hundreds of new jobs across the country and shows our ongoing commitment to the UK high street.”

Two new store locations in Epsom, Surrey, and Newbury, Berkshire, are also confirmed and are set to open from 2025.

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