Primark: Firm plays down ‘speculation’ of new store in Craigavon

Primark has refused to comment on speculation that it might open a store in Craigavon’s Rushmere.

Wednesday, 6th October 2021, 1:43 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th October 2021, 9:37 am

Last week widespread claims that the international firm is coming to Craigavon flooded across social media.

There has been repeated hype for many years regarding a Primark store for the Craigavon area but nothing materialised.

A number of politicians were asked about the speculation but only two responded.

Primark in Newry. The firm issued a statement after speculation it was opening a store in Craigavon. Photo courtesy of Primark.

Ulster Unionst MLA Doug Beattie said: “There is no confirmed information just rumours. If it is true it will be a fantastic investment for Rushmere and job opportunities for the town.”

Alliance Cllr Eoin Tennyson revealed that it appeared to be merely rumours but welcomed any move to the area.

A Primark spokesperson said; “We continually review opportunities for expansion of the Primark business however, as you’d expect, we don’t comment on speculation about where or when we might open our next stores.”

A spokesman for Rushmere Shopping Centre said: “We are experiencing strong demand in enquiries and are in continued discussions with a number of retailers and hospitality businesses keen to locate within one of NI’s most successful retail destinations.”

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