Primark heading for Golden Square, Warrington

Primark heading for Warrington

Primark heading for Warrington

First published in News

SHOPPERS in the town have been celebrating after bargain retail giant Primark revealed it is coming to Warrington.

The fashion store, which was recently placed in a survey at the top of Warrington shoppers’ retail wish list, is set to open in Golden Square in April 2013.

Ian Cox, general manager at the shopping centre, said: “Shoppers have wanted to see a Primark in the town for a long time now and this is not only great news for them but for the whole of the town.

“Primark will be a superb addition to the top brands that already help bring tens of thousands of visitors to Golden Square every week.”

The former Littlewoods store and the existing New Look store will merge to house the new 56,000 sq ft Primark store which will stock womenswear, menswear, childrenswear and homeware.

New Look will move into a new store near H&M within the shopping centre in early 2013.

Warrington Borough Council Leader Clr Terry O’Neill said: “This is a brilliant boost for the local economy.

“The announcement shows that big business has confidence in our town and we are thrilled that Primark has finally made the move.

“Retailers investing in Warrington is key to the lifeblood of the town and we hope that Primark’s arrival will enhance our existing offer even further.”

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5:51pm Mon 12 Nov 12

the dr who says...

Oh dear what will everyone do? when ever a big building closes in warrington,its always going to open up as a primark once one is here what will we speculate ???
Oh dear what will everyone do? when ever a big building closes in warrington,its always going to open up as a primark once one is here what will we speculate ??? the dr who
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5:59pm Mon 12 Nov 12

JoeyLad says...

the dr who wrote:
Oh dear what will everyone do? when ever a big building closes in warrington,its always going to open up as a primark once one is here what will we speculate ???
Quite.
[quote][p][bold]the dr who[/bold] wrote: Oh dear what will everyone do? when ever a big building closes in warrington,its always going to open up as a primark once one is here what will we speculate ???[/p][/quote]Quite. JoeyLad
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6:03pm Mon 12 Nov 12

jdow says...

Littlewood has been closed for years and people of warrington have been after a primark for years it will bring money to warrington rather than going to manchester or liverpool
Littlewood has been closed for years and people of warrington have been after a primark for years it will bring money to warrington rather than going to manchester or liverpool jdow
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6:44pm Mon 12 Nov 12

JoeyLad says...

jdow wrote:
Littlewood has been closed for years and people of warrington have been after a primark for years it will bring money to warrington rather than going to manchester or liverpool
It will indeed and possibly a few jobs on the way!
[quote][p][bold]jdow[/bold] wrote: Littlewood has been closed for years and people of warrington have been after a primark for years it will bring money to warrington rather than going to manchester or liverpool[/p][/quote]It will indeed and possibly a few jobs on the way! JoeyLad
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6:57pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Casual Postman of Orford says...

This will cater for our ever expanding Eastern European population, cheap jobs, cheap clothes! What next a 99p spud shop next to Tony's wagon near the market??!!!
This will cater for our ever expanding Eastern European population, cheap jobs, cheap clothes! What next a 99p spud shop next to Tony's wagon near the market??!!! Casual Postman of Orford
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7:00pm Mon 12 Nov 12

jdow says...

Well i have NEVER seen a primark empty and a it may be cheap clothes but it is what people want and what they can afford and it will take people of the dole
Well i have NEVER seen a primark empty and a it may be cheap clothes but it is what people want and what they can afford and it will take people of the dole jdow
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8:28pm Mon 12 Nov 12

MikeJT says...

Primark is a high street success story because its got a model which works......stack them high and sell them cheap.
Primark is a high street success story because its got a model which works......stack them high and sell them cheap. MikeJT
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10:26pm Mon 12 Nov 12

Casual Postman of Orford says...

How long can this model work though? Until the recession ends then it will become a stereotype like Ethel Austins was in the 80s!
How long can this model work though? Until the recession ends then it will become a stereotype like Ethel Austins was in the 80s! Casual Postman of Orford
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12:15am Tue 13 Nov 12

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

Casual Postman of Orford wrote:
How long can this model work though? Until the recession ends then it will become a stereotype like Ethel Austins was in the 80s!
Recession is set in hard n fast yet primark have just opened a new stores in Spain a country on its @rse and the traffic queing to get in is mad . So any positive in a recession should not be windged at !
[quote][p][bold]Casual Postman of Orford[/bold] wrote: How long can this model work though? Until the recession ends then it will become a stereotype like Ethel Austins was in the 80s![/p][/quote]Recession is set in hard n fast yet primark have just opened a new stores in Spain a country on its @rse and the traffic queing to get in is mad . So any positive in a recession should not be windged at ! Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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7:55am Tue 13 Nov 12

SickAndTired2 says...

"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy **** we don't need. "

-- Tyler Durden


Work - Buy - Consume - Die.

There is far more to life than shopping.
"Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes, working jobs we hate so we can buy **** we don't need. " -- Tyler Durden Work - Buy - Consume - Die. There is far more to life than shopping. SickAndTired2
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8:55am Tue 13 Nov 12

MikeJT says...

Casual Postman of Orford wrote:
How long can this model work though? Until the recession ends then it will become a stereotype like Ethel Austins was in the 80s!
It will last far longer than the "we are a famous high-street name and will continue to trade on that rather than change and become competitive" model used by the likes of Woolworths and Comet.

Primark were trading successfully before the recession and have continued to trade successfully during the recession. Once its over, I have no doubt it will carry on trading successfully. The reason...........it knows its market, how to keep it happy, and how to change with it.
[quote][p][bold]Casual Postman of Orford[/bold] wrote: How long can this model work though? Until the recession ends then it will become a stereotype like Ethel Austins was in the 80s![/p][/quote]It will last far longer than the "we are a famous high-street name and will continue to trade on that rather than change and become competitive" model used by the likes of Woolworths and Comet. Primark were trading successfully before the recession and have continued to trade successfully during the recession. Once its over, I have no doubt it will carry on trading successfully. The reason...........it knows its market, how to keep it happy, and how to change with it. MikeJT
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9:44am Tue 13 Nov 12

Nick Tessla says...

MikeJT wrote:
Primark is a high street success story because its got a model which works......stack them high and sell them cheap.
You missed out low wages for factory workers.


Perhaps Terry O'Neill - who is supposedly a labour member (and his party has historically been concerned with such things)- would care to address that issue.
[quote][p][bold]MikeJT[/bold] wrote: Primark is a high street success story because its got a model which works......stack them high and sell them cheap.[/p][/quote]You missed out low wages for factory workers. Perhaps Terry O'Neill - who is supposedly a labour member (and his party has historically been concerned with such things)- would care to address that issue. Nick Tessla
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10:09am Tue 13 Nov 12

jdow says...

Daz@SankeyviaOrford wrote:
Casual Postman of Orford wrote:
How long can this model work though? Until the recession ends then it will become a stereotype like Ethel Austins was in the 80s!
Recession is set in hard n fast yet primark have just opened a new stores in Spain a country on its @rse and the traffic queing to get in is mad . So any positive in a recession should not be windged at !
OO where abouts in spain i will go and have a look on my travels always there
[quote][p][bold]Daz@SankeyviaOrford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Casual Postman of Orford[/bold] wrote: How long can this model work though? Until the recession ends then it will become a stereotype like Ethel Austins was in the 80s![/p][/quote]Recession is set in hard n fast yet primark have just opened a new stores in Spain a country on its @rse and the traffic queing to get in is mad . So any positive in a recession should not be windged at ![/p][/quote]OO where abouts in spain i will go and have a look on my travels always there jdow
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10:28am Tue 13 Nov 12

gerrumonside says...

How about once in a while we rejoice in the fact that a Retailer with a massive footfall is going to come to Warrington and rejuvinate the Town centre like nothing else weve seen before.

the Town Centre is a tip and slowly turning into a ghost town while the councillors in the Leafy suburbs leave no stone unturned in ensuring their back yard is kept spotlessly untouched.

Well I applaud the Council on this one and if someone in India is earning a safe and honest wage no matter how small then its better that, than them begging on the streets or turning to prostitution.

and I thought the BBC had made a "Dishonest" Report a few years ago about Primarks ethical standards and had to apologise for the possible staging of some child labour tv footage...???
How about once in a while we rejoice in the fact that a Retailer with a massive footfall is going to come to Warrington and rejuvinate the Town centre like nothing else weve seen before. the Town Centre is a tip and slowly turning into a ghost town while the councillors in the Leafy suburbs leave no stone unturned in ensuring their back yard is kept spotlessly untouched. Well I applaud the Council on this one and if someone in India is earning a safe and honest wage no matter how small then its better that, than them begging on the streets or turning to prostitution. and I thought the BBC had made a "Dishonest" Report a few years ago about Primarks ethical standards and had to apologise for the possible staging of some child labour tv footage...??? gerrumonside
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1:58pm Tue 13 Nov 12

warringtonontour says...

Is this going to be the new Chav Central? At least Longforders can buy some new clothes now!!
Is this going to be the new Chav Central? At least Longforders can buy some new clothes now!! warringtonontour
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8:30pm Tue 13 Nov 12

old-codger says...

warringtonontour says...
1:58pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Is this going to be the new Chav Central? At least Longforders can buy some new clothes now!!”

......lol.....Did you say BUY ???...
warringtonontour says... 1:58pm Tue 13 Nov 12 Is this going to be the new Chav Central? At least Longforders can buy some new clothes now!!” ......lol.....Did you say BUY ???... old-codger
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9:08pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Casual Postman of Orford says...

All it does is free up new look to move to another part of the mall replaced by a cheapo no frills shop like primark!

Its not like Armani or Lacoste are coming to town is it, people won't come to shop in town because we have got a Primani!!!
All it does is free up new look to move to another part of the mall replaced by a cheapo no frills shop like primark! Its not like Armani or Lacoste are coming to town is it, people won't come to shop in town because we have got a Primani!!! Casual Postman of Orford
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9:18pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Daz@SankeyviaOrford says...

jdow wrote:
Daz@SankeyviaOrford wrote:
Casual Postman of Orford wrote:
How long can this model work though? Until the recession ends then it will become a stereotype like Ethel Austins was in the 80s!
Recession is set in hard n fast yet primark have just opened a new stores in Spain a country on its @rse and the traffic queing to get in is mad . So any positive in a recession should not be windged at !
OO where abouts in spain i will go and have a look on my travels always there
La zenia boulevard is where the new one is in Spain . Along side guess, la coste, and many more.
[quote][p][bold]jdow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Daz@SankeyviaOrford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Casual Postman of Orford[/bold] wrote: How long can this model work though? Until the recession ends then it will become a stereotype like Ethel Austins was in the 80s![/p][/quote]Recession is set in hard n fast yet primark have just opened a new stores in Spain a country on its @rse and the traffic queing to get in is mad . So any positive in a recession should not be windged at ![/p][/quote]OO where abouts in spain i will go and have a look on my travels always there[/p][/quote]La zenia boulevard is where the new one is in Spain . Along side guess, la coste, and many more. Daz@SankeyviaOrford
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11:30pm Tue 13 Nov 12

choperado says...

Anyone thinking about how many clothes shops nearby will close when this place opens undercutting them all with £3 crap Jeans.
Future descriptions of wanted people, reported in the Guardian, will be involving scallies in identical cheap outfits.
Ooh the excitement!
Anyone thinking about how many clothes shops nearby will close when this place opens undercutting them all with £3 crap Jeans. Future descriptions of wanted people, reported in the Guardian, will be involving scallies in identical cheap outfits. Ooh the excitement! choperado
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3:41pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Debbie85 says...

Yes it will boost the economy in Warrington but personally I think there are better places in Warrington where Primark could be located such as either where TJ Hughes was, where TK Max was or where Boots was on Bridge Street!
Yes it will boost the economy in Warrington but personally I think there are better places in Warrington where Primark could be located such as either where TJ Hughes was, where TK Max was or where Boots was on Bridge Street! Debbie85
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4:05pm Wed 14 Nov 12

MikeJT says...

Nick Tessla....wages paid to the "Primark's" factory workers are no worse (and in many cases better) than those paid for other major high street retailers. As Gerumonside stated, the BBC documentary about conditions was heavily criticised for containing inaccurate information and staged footage. Also not dealt with in the documentary (and very often deliberatly "overlooked" by the media and PC groups) is the fact that wages paid in some of the third world countries are signifcantly lower than UK wages but so is the cost of living. IIRC Nike were once challenged on paying something like $28 per month to factory workers but when everything was factored it was the equivalent of just over $900 in a US factory.

As Debbie85 states I also thought that primark may have gone for one of the bigger locations in town until my wife reminded me that the two units which are being knocked together both have two floors of retail space (thinking back to the days of index and C&A, how right she is :D..).

Choperado........its called "competition". If primark can do the jeans for £3 then the competition will have to stop ripping off the public...(cost of slave labour is NOT a factor..refer to the first point I made in this post).

Primark is a retailing success story that has chosen to open a store in Warrington. There is obviously, according to their market research, and evident from this website demand for it. It doesnt mean that everybody will want to shop there or will have to shop there. Some people will continue to waste their money in overpriced outlets like Next etc.
Nick Tessla....wages paid to the "Primark's" factory workers are no worse (and in many cases better) than those paid for other major high street retailers. As Gerumonside stated, the BBC documentary about conditions was heavily criticised for containing inaccurate information and staged footage. Also not dealt with in the documentary (and very often deliberatly "overlooked" by the media and PC groups) is the fact that wages paid in some of the third world countries are signifcantly lower than UK wages but so is the cost of living. IIRC Nike were once challenged on paying something like $28 per month to factory workers but when everything was factored it was the equivalent of just over $900 in a US factory. As Debbie85 states I also thought that primark may have gone for one of the bigger locations in town until my wife reminded me that the two units which are being knocked together both have two floors of retail space (thinking back to the days of index and C&A, how right she is :D..). Choperado........its called "competition". If primark can do the jeans for £3 then the competition will have to stop ripping off the public...(cost of slave labour is NOT a factor..refer to the first point I made in this post). Primark is a retailing success story that has chosen to open a store in Warrington. There is obviously, according to their market research, and evident from this website demand for it. It doesnt mean that everybody will want to shop there or will have to shop there. Some people will continue to waste their money in overpriced outlets like Next etc. MikeJT
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6:35pm Sat 17 Nov 12

Sliver says...

What a shame Primark has decided to open in the mall rather than one of the empty shops vacated by TJ Hughes or Boots.
What a shame Primark has decided to open in the mall rather than one of the empty shops vacated by TJ Hughes or Boots. Sliver
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3:51pm Mon 19 Nov 12

jdow says...

Sliver wrote:
What a shame Primark has decided to open in the mall rather than one of the empty shops vacated by TJ Hughes or Boots.
Doesen't matter where it goes we are getting one and thats all thats matters both shops have 2 floors so i think it will be big its a ideal place right near the bus station and train station for and car park
[quote][p][bold]Sliver[/bold] wrote: What a shame Primark has decided to open in the mall rather than one of the empty shops vacated by TJ Hughes or Boots.[/p][/quote]Doesen't matter where it goes we are getting one and thats all thats matters both shops have 2 floors so i think it will be big its a ideal place right near the bus station and train station for and car park jdow
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