Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Leganes, Cordoba, Alicante
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
9 February 2012
Employment effect (start)
1 March 2012
Foreseen end date


Irish clothing retailer Primark - a subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF) - is to create 500 new jobs with the opening of three new Spanish stores in Leganes, Cordoba and Alicante. This move will bring its retail network in Spain up to 25 units. Spain is seen as one of the priority markets for the firm's European growth strategy. 

The first store to be opened is that in Alicante with 187 new jobs; the opening of the other two Primark stores in Castellon and Elche will follow. Primark operates 232 stores across Europe, employing 42,000 people.

Primark currently has 235 stores across Europe.

UPDATE, 15/03/2012 - The store in Alcante was opened on 15 March. 


  • 9 February 2012: Expansión
  • 15 March 2012: Expansión


Eurofound (2012), Primark, Business expansion in Spain, factsheet number 73338, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73338.