Primark Stores Limite is an Irish clothing retailer, operating in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Spain. It has 161 stores with 125 in the UK, 34 in the Republic of Ireland and 4 in Spain. In the Republic of Ireland, where the company's main headquarters are based, it trades as Penneys. The company is a subsidiary of Associated British Foods (ABF) plc, employing over 26,000 people. The company positions itself as marketing fashionable clothing at competitive prices. There has been criticism of Primark concerning it's supply chain, namely sweat shops in India and Bangladesh where employees work under harsh conditions for minimal pay. There was going to be a programme, exposing the manufacturing of the clothing for Primark on Channel 4 on Sunday June 1st 2008, however, at the last minute and for currently unknown reasons the programme was withdrawn from schedules.