'Excellent' Christmas for Primark

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File photo dated 18/03/11 of Primark in Manchester city centre as Primark has revealed
File photo dated 18/03/11 of Primark in Manchester city centre as Primark has revealed

%VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%Primark revealed "excellent" Christmas trading today as the discount chain maintained its squeeze on struggling rival Marks & Spencer.

Sales for the Europe-wide business rose 14% in the 16 weeks to January 4, driven by an 8% increase in selling space and more strong growth at stores which have been trading for more than year.