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‘Numerous suitable sites’ across district for Primark to move in

There is room for Primark in Co Armagh with “numerous suitable sites”, according to one MLA who met the retail giant last week.

DUP’s Carla Lockhart has urged Primark to take a serious look at a number of options in the Borough and says a meeting with representatives was “positive”.

Primark currently have stores in Lisburn and Newry but the Upper Bann MLA believes their brand and value for money would be a welcome addition to the shopping experience in the area.

As part of the discussion she highlighted the opportunities available to the company in Lurgan, Banbridge, Portadown and Craigavon and the footfall available as well as the strategic position geographically.

Speaking after the meeting Ms Lockhart said: “This was a positive meeting with the Primark management and I thank them for the time they gave me.

“There is no doubt that there are numerous sites across the constituency which would be suitable for such a major retailer and I hope that they give serious consideration to investing in the area.

Area Manager Neale Kirk, Store Manager Bryan with Carla Lockhart MLA and Primark Employees

“Primark are a well known and successful brand and have the potential to attract more shoppers to the area as well as create jobs.

“I look forward to continuing dialogue with them. I was hugely impressed with their business model, their commitment to staff and they drive to keep prices low but maintain ethical standards.”

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