Primark first opened in Dublin in 1969 under the name Penney’s. Today, the business is still named Penney’s in Irish stores. However, in the UK today it is called Primark. After its opening, the business became successful in Ireland and the company opened four stores outside of towns in England in 1973. The first English store was located in Derby and was excellently received by the English public. The company was unable to use the name Penney’s, however, as it was trademarked by J.C Penney at the time. Because of this, the name ‘Primark’ had to be created for use outside of Ireland. Today, the Primark name is used around the world.
Primark stock, besides in store, can be found in Selfridges stores in the Manchester Trafford Centre, Birmingham Bull Ring centre and Oxford Street, London. The company also has a dedicated website, where you can find new trends and items that are in stock at your local Primark store.
The Primark company has international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and a corporate headquarter building in Reading, England. There are around 300 stores around the world thanks to a period of rapid expansion throughout the 2000’s. Primark has over 50,000 employees working throughout the stores, in management and at the head offices. Jobs with Primark can be found on the Primark Careers website, where prospective employees can also apply for jobs, and check the status of previous applications. The majority of Primark job interviews are conducted on a one to one basis. According to the review website Glassdoor, interviews are mostly laid-back with questions that ask about Primark as a business, the company’s competitors and about yourself.
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Other Primark Connection Numbers
|Head Office||0844 248 2691|
|Customer Service||0844 826 8388|
|Primark Home||0843 208 5082|
|Primark Kids||0843 208 5083|
|Clothing and Returns Helpline||0843 208 5084|
|Careers||0843 208 5085|
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Primark Head Office – 0844 248 2691
If you would like to make a complaint, you can do so by calling the Primark Head Office Contact Number on 0844 248 2691. If you would like the write a letter to the UK office, you can find the address in the box above. Someone from the Primark Head Office Address will aim to be in contact with you within two weeks of receiving your letter. If would like to contact Primark another way, they also have dedicated social media accounts in order to customers to get in touch with the team. So, if you’d like a response within ten minutes, head over to the Primark Twitter or Facebook feeds. From there you will be able to tweet/message a member of the team and they will aim to resolve your issue as soon as possible.
If you are wanting to make a return to your Primark store, you can do so by finding the customer services desk and explain the nature of your return. As long as you have a valid receipt, and the item is intact with the tag still on, you will receive a refund.
Primark has over 300 stores across the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. Primark stores are often large in size and based on high streets and in shopping centres. When a Primark store opens in an area for the first time, there is often excitement from local residents. Stores have a range of products, in departments such as womenswear, menswear, kidswear, home decor and more.
In the UK, the largest Primark store is in Manchester. With 4 floors, it’s easy to spend half a day in the store. However, you’re guaranteed a great range of clothing and accessories when visiting. The floors are easily set out, and you can purchase items on every floor, meaning you will not have to buy your items on one designated floor.
You can also ring the Primark Head Office Contact Number if you would like to praise a member of staff at your local Primark Store, or if you would like to enquire about a clothing range or item that is currently out of stock.
Primark Home – 0843 208 5082
If you’re looking to decorate your home on a budget, you don’t need to look any further than your local Primark store. You will find everything from bedding to soft furnishings, laundry baskets to stationary, all incorporating the latest trends. This is great if you’re a student looking to decorate your first student flat, or you’re strapped for cash and looking for a great bargain! Even if you’re fabulously rich, you can still purchase furnishing from the store. Bloggers such as Zoella and Velvet Ghost have had ranges in Primark stores and currently, decorate their houses with Primark furnishings. Their stylish range really is great for everyone.
Most recently, Primark launched a homeware range in collaboration with the internet’s most famous feline, Grumpy Cat. You can now purchase Grumpy Cat bedding, cushions and more. Seasonally, you can also find themed items and bedding in a range of colours and styles. You can find out the latest releases and trends on the Primark Website.
Despite calls from Primark devotees to open an online store, Primark products are currently unavailable to purchase online. Instead, the Primark website offers you the chance to see the latest products and how to style them. There’s also a feature on the Primark website called Primania, where you can see what others have purchased and how they’ve worn them- you’ll often see fashion bloggers styling out their affordable attire on this feature. If you would like to contribute to the Primania feed, you can do so! Simply make an account and upload your photographs, make sure you tag your items.
Primark Kids – 0843 208 5083
The range of clothes for children and teenagers at Primark is extensive. You can purchase clothes for a child that’s anywhere between newborn and teenage years in a range of styles, colours, themes and much more. Usually, there will be a whole floor dedicated to the children’s section of clothing in Primark stores.
Thanks to Primark’s relationship with film studios around the world, you’ll find lots of clothes emblazoned with their favourite film characters, such as the minions from Despicable Me or Elsa from Frozen. You’ll also be able to find clothes with popular musicians such as Justin Bieber and One Direction which are sure to please your little one.
In 2016, the company released clothing ranges, specifically children’s pyjamas, themed around Harry Potter. And in 2017, the company are offering items for sale from Beauty and Beast. Their Chip cup, released early in the year, sold out in a matter of days. With a hopeful restock of the tea cup hoping to hit shelves in the next couple of months, you won’t want to miss out! You can keep up to date with new releases and ranges from the company on the Primark website.
Primark Clothing and Returns – 0843 208 5084
Primark clothing tends to be trend-focused but affordable. The womenswear range covers everything from basic jersey t-shirts to gym clothes, denim and going out dresses. In the menswear department, you can find everything from underwear to full suits. For children, you’ll find one piece suits for when they’re tiny, cute little outfits for when they’re toddling around and uniform for when they head off to school. You can honestly stock your wardrobe with all of the latest trends in Vogue for a fraction of the price at Primark. Bloggers all over the world regularly post videos about Primark clothing and accessories.
Primark also has an exclusive licence to sell merchandise for many film studios. Ranges include Harry Potter, Marvel superheroes, Disney and Star Wars. However, styles can vary, and you aren’t guaranteed to find clothing branded with these franchises throughout the year. If you visit the Primark website, which can be found above, you will be able to find out all of the latest releases and dates for future clothing and accessory releases. In 2016, the company released clothing ranges, specifically children’s pyjamas, themed around Harry Potter. And in 2017, the company are offering items for sale from Beauty and Beast. Their Chip cup, released early in the year, sold out in a matter of days.
Clothing is very cheap at Primark compared to other highstreet stores around the UK. With basic t-shirts starting at £1.50 and jeans from approximately £10, you can find such great bargains all around your local Primark store. The brand is also known for being on trend with its fashion at a fraction of the price of other high street stores. As such, Primark has earned a reputation for being a fast, throwaway clothing retailer which has raised questions about ethics in the past. However, Primark has been working to improve employee conditions at their factories in foreign countries, offering to pay them fair wages where they can.
Primark works with around 700 different suppliers from all around the world, such as India, China, Turkey, Eastern Europe and Bangladesh. The company doesn’t own the factories where the clothes are made and often the factories will also make clothing for other retailers as well as Primark. In the past, the company has come under fire for their ethics in how their clothes are made. However, they have announced to change this in the coming future.
More about Primark – 0844 826 8388
Another service which is available online is the Primark store locator. You can search for your nearest store by allowing the Primark website to see your location or by inputting your postcode. From there, you’ll be able to see the store address, how far away it is, the store opening times and how to get there, with the addresses of the nearest car park and bus station. You’ll also be able to see the Primania looks that customers have created using products purchased from the stores. If you would like a specific phone number for your local store, you will also be able to find it online. However, if you call the Primark Head Office Contact Number above, you will be able to put through to the correct store.
Primark stock, besides instore, can be found in Selfridges stores in the Manchester Trafford Centre, Birmingham Bull Ring centre and Oxford Street, London. The company also has a dedicated website, where you can find new trends and items that are in stock at your local Primark store.
The Primark company has international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland and a corporate headquarter building in Reading, England. There are around 300 stores around the world thanks to a period of rapid expansion throughout the 2000’s. Primark has over 50,000 employees working throughout the stores, in management and at the head offices. Jobs with Primark can be found on the Primark Careers website, where prospective employees can also apply for jobs, and check the status of previous applications.
For any more enquiries, call the Primark Head Office Contact Number above.