Thursday, 21 Jan 2021

Primark to open 11 stores for 24 hours when lockdown is lifted

Primark is set to open a number of stores for 24 hours when lockdown restrictions are lifted in England.

The retailer was forced to close along with other non-essential stores when the country was plunged into a second national lockdown on November 5.

However, customers will be welcomed back for all-day and all-night festive shopping at eleven stores on December 2.

Primarks in Trafford, York Monks Cross, Leeds White Rose, Bluewater, Lakeside and Birmingham Fort will open from 7am on December 2 through to normal closing times on December 3.

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Stores in Meadowhall, Stratford, White City, Charlton, Gateshead Metrocentre will also follow suit in a bid to give shoppers ‘more time to safely shop’. 

The chain is also planning on extending opening hours at other stores across the country.

Stores in retail parks will be open until at least 10pm, although outlets in Charlton, York Monks Cross, Banbury, Edinburgh Fort will welcome customers inside until midnight.

Primarks in major shopping centres will generally be open until 10pm, with Meadowhall, Bluewater, Lakeside, Metro, White City, Stratford open until 11pm and Leeds White Rose, Braehead, Trafford until midnight.

Meanwhile, all major high street stores will also open until 10pm after lockdown, aside from shops in Belfast Bank, Belfast Fountain house, Bristol and Nottingham which will open until 9pm and stores on Oxford Street which are open until 11pm.

Town high street shops and town shopping centres will be open until 8pm.

Primark chief executive Paul Marchant said: ‘We are delighted to re-open our stores in England on 2 December, with longer shopping hours to give our customers more time to safely do their festive shopping.

‘We have everything this season that our customers expect from Primark, including our famous Christmas jumpers, festive pyjamas and much, much more.’

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