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New opening for Primark bucks the trend of high street closures

Mar 04, 2019 - City A.M.

PRIMARK is set to reveal a 30,000 square foot (sq ft) store opening in Hastings later this week, in the latest sign that the fast-fashion chain is defying retail doom and gloom on the high street.

The bricks-and-mortar retailer, which is also set to open its biggest ever store in Birmingham next month, has snapped up space at retail landlord New River Reit's Priory Meadow shopping centre in a repurposed BHS store.

In January, the clothing giant, which is owned by conglomerate Associa...