By  on July 8, 2019

LONDON — Arthur Ryan, a retail pioneer who founded the Primark retail chain in 1969 with a single store on Mary Street in Dublin, died Monday following a short illness, according to the company. He was 83 years old.

“Arthur Ryan will be remembered as one of the great giants of retailing,” said George Weston, chief executive officer of Associated British Foods, parent of Primark.

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