Primark has opened its second U.S. distribution center, In Jacksonville, Fla.
Primark continues to expand its footprint across the United States, entering existing and new markets. It's also expanding its warehouse capacity.
The value fashion and home goods retailer has signed four new leases, including one for its first-ever store in Tennessee, at CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin. The other new locations include:
•Potomac Mills, Woodbridge, Va.;
•Mall at Prince George's, Hyattsville, Md.; and
•Katy Mills, Katy, Tex.
Primark stores feature women's, men's and kids fashions and essentials as well as beauty, homeware and accessories. With denim starting at $10 and tee shirts at $4.50, the retailer is known for its budget prices.
In addition, Primark announced the opening of its second U.S. distribution center, in Jacksonville, Fla. The center, which has more than 550,000 sq. ft. of warehouse space, will serve Primark's U.S. expansion, with a focus on Southern states including Florida, Texas and more. Primark currently has 24 stores across eight states, with plans to reach 60 U.S. locations by 2026.
“We've seen growing demand for Primark stores across the US, particularly in our Southern locations where we've even expanded our store footprint in our Sawgrass Mills store to meet customer demand," said Kevin Tulip, president of Primark US. "The opening of this distribution center in Jacksonville comes at the perfect time for the brand and our customers as we set our sights on continued growth across the U.S.”
Primark noted that Florida continues to be a thriving retail destination with an ever-increasing population driving consumer demand. With the new Jacksonville distribution center supporting this growth, the retailer said it is now more poised than ever to expand in the Sunshine State with new store plans in Orlando and more to come.
Primark plans to import cargo through the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), an international trade seaport strategically located within a one-day truck drive of nearly 100 million U.S. consumers.
"We welcome Primark to Jacksonville and are thrilled to be a part of the global retailer's expansion in the United States," said Eric Green, CEO of the Jacksonville Port Authority. "As new European ocean carrier services call our port, it further strengthens our connections to businesses throughout Europe, which is a target growth market for us, and supports jobs and economic impact for our city and state."
Primark has more than 400 stores globally and continues to expand across new and existing markets with the aim of reaching 530 stores by the end of 2026.