Primark says UK market share has risen after Covid lockdown

Retailer says spending is recovering, with nightwear and leisure wear selling well

The budget clothing chain Primark has said its UK market share has increased after customers flocked back since it reopened all its stores, with trading better than expected.

Primark, owned by Associated British Foods, said customer spending on clothes, footwear and accessories had been recovering since hitting a low point in April during the Covid-19 lockdown when all its stores were closed. It reopened all 153 stores in England in mid-June, while its 112 stores in Germany, Spain and the Netherlands reopened earlier.

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