When mighty Primark opened in Germany, it had high hopes its bargain prices would be irresistible to frugal Teutonic shoppers. They were – and people travelled from all over to shop in Bremen and Frankfurt. A decade on, Primark is being made a pariah by a new generation of socially and environmentally conscious Germans.
George Weston, chief executive of parent company Associated British Foods (ABF), claims his problems there are merely of perception: “We haven’t done a good enough job of correcting misconceptions for the supply chain ethics and the sustainability credentials of this business,” he told City analysts last month.
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