Primark has opened it second U.S. distribution center, in Jacksonville, Fla., to serve its expanding store fleet. The retailer also has signed leases for planned new stores in four locations: Potomac Mills in Woodbridge, Va.; Mall at Prince George’s in Hyattsville, Md.; CoolSprings Galleria in Franklin, Tenn.; and Katy Mills in Katy, Texas. The new retail stores will total more than 128,000 square feet of retail selling space, offering the latest fashion trends and essentials as well as homewares and beauty items.
The new 550,000-square-foot DC joins Primark’s facility in Bethlehem, Pa. The retailer currently operates 24 stores across nine states, with plans to create a 60-store footprint in the U.S. by 2026. Primark plans to import cargo through the Jacksonville Port Authority, an international trade seaport located within a one-day truck drive of nearly 100 million U.S. consumers.
“We’ve seen growing demand for Primark stores across the U.S., particularly in our southern locations where we’ve even expanded our store footprint in our Sawgrass Mills, Fla. store to meet customer demand,” said Kevin Tulip, President of Primark U.S. in a statement. “The opening of this distribution center in Jacksonville comes at the perfect time for the brand and our customers as we set our sights on continued growth across the U.S., including in Florida, Texas, as well as our first store in Tennessee.”