It adds to £1.5bn worth of clothes and homeware that is sitting in the retailer’s depots, the Evening Standard reported.
The fast-fashion firm sparked controversy last month when, as lockdowns to stop the coronavirus pandemic were enforced, it refused to pay for items already made and shipped by producers in Asia.
The chain works on 30-day payment terms.
“We have been in close and regular contact with our suppliers over the last few weeks to find a way forward, and to pay for as much of the previously ordered product as possible,” Primark’s chief executive Paul Marchant said.
“Our partnerships with our suppliers are invaluable and we want to continue to support them as we navigate our way through this global crisis.”
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