Sunday 18 March 2018

Ryan watching his Penneys

Arthur Ryan is may have stepped down as chief executive of Primark over four years ago, but he certainly hasn't stepped out of the scene altogether.

After 40 years at the helm of the fashion chain, which started its life in Dublin in 1969 as Penneys, the workaholic stepped aside in 2009, making way for current boss Paul Marchant.

But low-key Ryan -- a legend in the retail business -- remained at Associated British Foods-owned Primark as non-executive chairman. And now pushing 79, he's still keeping an eye on things. He was recently spotted in a Penneys outlet in north Dublin, quizzing store management about the clothing layout.

Irish Independent

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