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Primark soars, but at what cost?

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The economic downturn is clearly good news for the retailer. Maybe now it can afford to turn its ethical pledges into reality

Recession? What recession? Primark has just announced a massive 20% jump in sales for the year to 12 September, and profits up 8% to £252m. As it prepares to celebrate the opening of its 192nd UK store in Cambridge, Britain's leading cheap fashion retailer has never had it so good.

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John Hilary is Executive Director of War on Want and writes regularly for The Guardian's Comment is Free blog
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