[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 54 years of development of Primark, one of the largest fast-fashion retailers in the world (1969)


(wcsa.world) Primark is continuing to expand its global footprint and is expected to open new stores in the coming years.

Primark Stores Limited is an Irish multinational fast fashion retailer with headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with outlets across Europe and in the United States.


Primark is known for its affordable prices and trendy clothing, shoes, accessories, and homeware. The company has been expanding rapidly in recent years and is now one of the largest fast-fashion retailers in the world.  


The company has a number of initiatives in place to reduce its environmental impact, such as using recycled materials in its products and reducing packaging waste. Primark is also a member of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), which works to improve working conditions in the global garment industry.

(Wowtimes)Primark’sHistory andAchievements

  • 1969: The company’s first-ever store opened in Dublin, Ireland, trading as Penneys. This is still the name above the 36 stores they have in Ireland today.
  • 1974: The first UK store opened in Derby. Today, Primark has 191 stores across the UK, its largest market.
  • 2006: Hola Espana – the first store opened in Madrid, Spain. Primark join the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), a leading alliance of companies, trade unions, and NGOs that promotes respect for workers' rights around the globe.
  • 2008: Primark opened the first store in the Netherlands in Rotterdam.
  • 2009: The European expansion ramps up as they set down roots in Portugal, Germany and Belgium with stores in Lisbon, Bremen, and Liege.
  • 2012: Primark entered Austria, with the first store in Innsbruck.
  • 2013: A significant milestone in Primark’s history with the launch of our Primark Sustainable Cotton Programme which aims to help farmers grow cotton using more environmentally friendly farming methods while improving their livelihoods.
  • 2015: Primark opened its doors in the US, in Boston, still US headquarters today.
  • 2016: Primark opened its first store in Arese, Italy.
  • 2019: The world’s biggest Primark opens in Birmingham, UK, featuring five floors, and over 160,000 feet of retail space. Primark also entered its 12th market and first in Central Eastern Europe, in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • 2020: Poland became Primark’s 13th market with the opening of our new store in Warsaw.
  • 2021: Primark unveiled a wide-reaching sustainability strategy Primark Cares, designed to reduce fashion waste, halve carbon emissions across its value chain, and improve the lives of the people who make Primark products.
  • 2022 – Continuing its expansion, Primark opened its first store in Romania, in the capital of Bucharest – Primark can now be found across 15 markets.

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