The Dublin-based retailer is stumping up an additional 370 million pounds in payments to suppliers.
Parent ABF said Monday that stores accounting for 20 percent of selling space are now shut, due to local governments’ new rules.
The pre-Christmas “golden” season has gotten off to a slow start, but retailers are still hopeful.
The U.K. high street remains in trouble, although Primark is doing just fine.
The retailer, which is owned by Associated British Foods, urged consumers to return the items to any Primark store where they will be offered a full refund, with no proof of purchase necessary.