Primark continues US expansion with opening of eighth store

This is the retailer's third outlet in Massachusetts

Primark continues US expansion with opening of eighth store

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Penneys operator Primark has opened its eighth store in the United States.

This marks Primark's third store in Massachusetts, following the opening of its first US outlet in Boston in 2015.

The new store encompasses 41,000 square feet of retail space and offers 37 fitting rooms, 23 cash registers, access to free Wi-Fi and two 'recharge' seating areas.

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The opening will also create almost 200 jobs for the local community.

In addition to the eight US stores currently open in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, Primark has also announced plans to open in New Jersey and New York.

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Primark opened its first store in Dublin in 1969 under the name Penneys.

It also has operations in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Germany, France and The Netherlands.

The retailer has more than 335 stores in 11 countries.