FL: Primark Opens Jacksonville Distribution Center, Announces Lease Signings for 4 New Store Locations | Trade and Industry Development

FL: Primark Opens Jacksonville Distribution Center, Announces Lease Signings for 4 New Store Locations

Feb 09, 2024
Retailer Answers Demand for its Value Shopping Experience with Greater Distribution Capability and New Stores in Virginia, Maryland, Texas and its first store in Tennessee.

Primark, the international clothing retailer that offers quality fashion at value prices, announced the opening of a new distribution center in Jacksonville, Florida. The distribution center, which comprises over 550,000 square feet of warehouse space in North Jacksonville, will serve Primark's expansion in the US with a focus on Southern states including Florida, Texas, and more.  

In addition to the opening, the retailer also announced lease signings with the intent to open new stores at:

  • Potomac Mills, Woodbridge, Virginia
  • Mall at Prince George's, Hyattsville, Maryland
  • CoolSprings Galleria, Franklin, Tennessee
  • Katy Mills, Katy, Texas

Totaling more than 128,000 square feet of retail selling space, these new stores will bring Primark's signature combination of the latest fashion trends and essentials for the whole family, as well as homewares and beauty, at the affordable prices American shoppers are seeking out, to more communities and an entire new state with the addition of Tennessee. These new stores will be serviced by the Jacksonville DC and Primark's existing DC in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

"We've seen growing demand for Primark stores across the US, particularly in our southern locations where we've even expanded our store footprint in our Sawgrass Mills store to meet customer demand," said Kevin Tulip, President of Primark US. "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 US, including in Florida, Texas, as well as our first store in Tennessee, which we announced today. We're thrilled to continue to bring 'Primania' to new customers with our expansion." 

Florida continues to be a thriving retail destination with an ever-increasing population driving consumer demand. Primark recognizes opportunity in the southern US, and with the Jacksonville distribution center supporting this growth, the retailer is now more poised than ever to expand in the Sunshine State with new store plans in Orlando and more to come.

Primark plans to import cargo through the Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT), an international trade seaport strategically located within a one-day truck drive of nearly 100 million U.S. consumers.

"We welcome Primark to Jacksonville and are thrilled to be a part of the global retailer's expansion in the United States," said Eric Green, CEO of the Jacksonville Port Authority. "As new European ocean carrier services call our port, it further strengthens our connections to businesses throughout Europe, which is a target growth market for us, and supports jobs and economic impact for our city and state."

Through the opening of its new distribution center, Primark, in partnership with DHL and JZI, is creating jobs for and investing in the Jacksonville community. In addition, the retailer is meeting consumer demand as more and more shoppers learn of the brand and products fly off the shelves.

Since 2013, Primark has doubled its global warehouse capacity. This is Primark's 2nd distribution center in the US, in addition to Bethlehem, PA. Primark is currently operating in 24 stores in the US, across 9 states and has plans to reach 60 stores in the US by 2026. 

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