Tag: shops

Ladbrokes to close 60 Shops as ‘Regulatory Headwinds’ send a Chill through Sector

Posted on 27 February, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

During the recession bookmakers were one of the few high street success stories, preventing shop occupancy levels falling even further.  Subsequently local authorities have sought to use planning regulations to halt their proliferation amid fears over... Read More

Deloitte fears impact of Lease Renewal Period on Shop Vacancy Rates

Posted on 26 February, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The high street has been one of the main focal points of the retail industry since the beginning of the recession, with its various ups and downs becoming something of a barometer to measure the overall health of the industry as a whole. However, this year... Read More

January Footfall drops as Shop Vacancy Rates rise

Posted on 19 February, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

Before the recession, footfall on Britain’s high streets could generally be counted upon to remain high in January as retailers launched sales to make room for incoming spring and summer stock. However, thanks to changing retail habits this is no longer the... Read More

How Independent Shops and Restaurants can grab a share of the love on Valentine’s Day

Posted on 13 February, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

With Christmas a distant memory and Easter still more than a month away, many small businesses will be experiencing a slight lull, especially those operating in consumer facing industries. However, there are several ways in which SMEs can capitalise upon... Read More

Bricks and Mortar driving Online Sales

Posted on 5 February, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Many retailers struggled to adapt to the growing trend for online retailing during the recession, with the lower prices of cheap imports and the ease of home delivery proving immensely attractive to consumers. However, thanks to initiatives such as click and... Read More

Tesco issues Store Closure Hit List

Posted on 29 January, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Tesco's new chief executive, Dave Lewis, has named the 43 stores he is closing as the first phase of his campaign to turn the struggling supermarket around. It's expected at least 2,000 staff will lose their jobs. Already dubbed "Drastic" Dave Lewis by... Read More

Foyles confirmed as latest Retail Tenant for Birmingham Grand Central

Posted on 27 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Top Properties

Space within the upcoming Grand Central Birmingham shopping centre is quickly filling up, with the development expected to bring a significant boost to the city centre when it opens later this year. The latest retailer to bag a unit is Foyles, with the... Read More

Property Portfolio could be Most Valuable Asset in BHS Sale

Posted on 26 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

As international investment in the UK continues to grow, many retail groups are seizing upon the opportunity to offload loss making brands as a means of improving the overall performance of their assets. This is the case for the Arcadia group, which has this... Read More

Thorntons plans further Store Closures despite Strong Sales Growth

Posted on 21 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Although supermarkets continue to struggle against the rise of the discounters, certain specialist stores still find that they often lose consumers to the “all under one roof” principle. This has been especially true at chocolatier Throntons, as along... Read More

Is the Worst Over for the High Street?

Posted on 20 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

During the recession, the overwhelming focus of the retail industry was directed towards the high street and the ensuing drop in occupancy levels that occurred after the financial crisis. However, although street teams such as the Portas Pilots continue to... Read More