Primark, which trades as Penneys in Ireland, has opened its first shop in Poland in Warsaw's Galeria Mlociny shopping centre. 

The new store has created over 250 jobs. 

It spans 3,660 square metres of retail space across two floors and showcases Primark's latest contemporary shop fit with 30 cash desks and 35 fitting rooms.

Primark said it has put extensive measures in place to help safeguard employees and customers during the Covid-19 pandemic including clear social distancing protocols, personal protection for both staff and customers and enhanced in-store cleaning 

The opening in Galeria Mlociny brings the total number of Primark stores to 382 across 13 international markets. 

Primark first entered the Central and Eastern Europe market in 2019 with the opening of a store in Ljubljana in Slovenia. 

The company has announced further expansion plans with a second store planned for Poland, in Poznan, in 2021. It is also planning to open two stores in Czech Republic - Prague in 2020 and Brno in 2022 - and a store in Bratislava in Slovakia in 2022.