Primark to open stores in northeast US

Harriet Green
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Primark is set to make its first foray in the US, opening stores in the north east, owner Associated British Foods has announced this morning.

After “extensive research”, the decision’s been made to take the budget high street shop to consumers in the US, AB Foods said.

A new store with 70,000 square feet of selling space will open at Downtown Crossing in Boston at the end of 2015, the firm said. It’s currently undergoing renovation work.

Negotiations are underway to open more stores in the north east through the middle of 2016, with warehousing in the region to support them.

Primark currently has over 250 stores across the UK, Ireland and Europe.