Zaragoza, Orihuela (Alicante), Valladolid, Badajoz and Barcelona have been chosen for the new stores of the low-cost flagship company Primark, which is to have 32 establishments in Spain.
In fact, the stores in Orihuela and Badajoz have been opened recently, creating 164 and 182 jobs, respectively.
The company has highlighted the fact that the new stores are part of its expansion plan in Spain, a country in which it first opened in 2006. It is also set to create 700 jobs for supervisors and shop assistants, among others. In a recent press release, Primark said that the workers will join the team of "more than 4200 people now working for the company in Spain".
According to the Managing Director of Primark Iberia, José Luis Martínez de Larramendi, "Primark continues its development in the Spanish market as part of its determined expansion strategy”.
Created in Dublin (Ireland) in 1969, Primark has a network of 190 stores in Spain, Ireland, UK, Holland, Portugal and Germany. The company employs more than 27,500 workers and is part of the Associated British Foods group (ABF), which is listed on the London stock exchange.
The Irish company chose Spain as the first country outside Ireland and the UK to develop its business. In May 2006, Primark started its expansion across the Iberian peninsular with the opening of its first store in Madrid (Plenilunio), which was followed months later by a second store in Murcia.
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