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Primark fashions M&S assault with ex-Zara exec

Primark fashions M&S assault with ex-Zara exec

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Primark is throwing the gauntlet down to rivals Next and Marks & Spencer (M&S) by hiring a former executive from the owner of Zara to become its new womenswear chief.Sky News has learnt that the high street chain, which is part of the conglomerate Associated British Foods (ABF), has recruited Paula Dumont Lopez as its new trading director.The role, which she will take up next month, will give her oversight of the main functions of Primark's womenswear operations in all of the markets in which it operates, including the UK and US.Paul Marchant, Primark's chief executive, announced the hiring of Ms Dumont Lopez to his top management team this week, according to insiders.Ms Dumont Lopez, who began her career at Zara, which is owned by the giant Spanish retailer Inditex, more recently ...