BERLIN, July 3 (Reuters) – Thousands of bargain hunters
flocked to a new Primark store in the heart of Berlin on
Thursday despite a protest by campaigners demanding the Irish
chain improves conditions in the factories that produce its
budget tops and jeans.
Primark, owned by Associated British Foods, is
accelerating the pace of its expansion in Europe, where it
already has 274 stores, and in April announced it would open its
first U.S. store in Boston towards the end of 2015.