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Primark to open its second store in Illinois

Al Urbanski
Primark intends to open 100 new stores across the globe in the next three years.

Primark is ready to open its first location in suburban Illinois and its second in the state.

On October 12, the 37,000-sq.-ft. Primark store will join Macy’s, Nordstrom, and JCPenney in the anchor lineup at Simon’s 2.2-million-sq.-ft. Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, about 15 miles outside of Chicago.

The rapidly expanding, value-priced fashion and home goods retailer made its Illinois debut two years ago with a two-level flagship on N. State Street in downtown Chicago, where business has been bustling according to the chain,  which is owned by Associated British Foods.

"With the success of our North State Street store, we see a huge demand from Chicagoland shoppers and are pleased to soon open our doors in Schaumburg,” said Kevin Tulip, president Primark U.S. "With this expansion in the market, we anticipate making quite the splash at Woodfield Mall. We’re gearing up to surprise and delight shoppers with a holiday season they won't soon forget!"

The Woodfield store will be Primark’s 22nd in the United States, where it’s on-plan to be operating 60 locations by the end of 2026. This year it has opened at Walden Galleria in Buffalo, Green Acres Mall in Long Island,, The Mills at Jersey Gardens in Elizabeth, N.J. and Crossgates Mall in Albany, N.Y.  

Primark currently operates more than 430 stores in 16 countries and plans to have 100 more in its portfolio within the next three years. Its mission is to provide affordable choices in beauty, accessories, and home goods across all consumer age segments. It is also committed to providing clothing made from recycled or sustainably sourced materials.

Dresses and denim jeans at Primark sell for as low as $10, and tee shirts as low as $4.40. Women’s mid-calf, lace-up boots cost less than $30, men’s zip-up quilted vests are under $20, and hard-case rolling suitcases sell as low as $30.


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