Dublin, Ireland – Discount fast-fashion retailer Primark, the Dublin-based subsidiary of U.K. retail and consumer group Associated British Foods, plans to enter the United States, opening a location in Boston. The 70,000-sq.-ft. store will open at the end of 2015 and be on the site of the former Filene's department store in the city’s downtown area.
In recent years, Primark has emerged as one of the fastest-growing retailers in western Europe. It has more than 270 stores in nine countries, including Spain, Portugal, Germany, France and the Netherlands.
Primark is in negotiations to open more stores in the Northeastern part of the United States through to the middle of 2016, according to reports.