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Retail insolvency: a property dilemma?

A number of recent cases, including the BHS collapse and the struggles of Ed’s Easy Diner, have highlighted the critical nature of property portfolios for retail and leisure businesses facing financial distress.

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Brexit hits the high street: new data shows UK's most Leave and Remain supermarkets

With the Tesco/Unilever spat moving the Brexit battle from Westminster to the high street, new research has revealed how customers of different supermarkets diverge when it comes to how they view leaving the EU.

Chapel Down wins planning consent for Curious Brewery

Wine maker and online wine merchant Chapel Down has revealed that Ashford Borough Council has granted planning consent for the development of the firm’s Curious Brewery on a 1.6 acre site in Ashford town centre.

'House of the Dead' scare attraction opens at Bluewater

A new scare attraction called ‘House of the Dead’ has opened at the Bluewater shopping centre in the run-up to Halloween.

Insight: vacancy rates on retail parks remain static despite store closures

A new study has found that vacancy rates for retail warehouse space in the UK remain at their lowest level in 12 years.

Sunday Retail News Roundup

Hunt for BHS millions, William Hill boss pays price for blunders, Stormy weather awaits nation of shoppers, Online retailers massive serial returner losses, French Connection foreign buyers circle, Fenwick family’s dividend, MPs on Philip Green.

John Lewis opens new Leeds flagship store

John Lewis has opened the doors to its new Leeds store as the anchor to Hammerson’s new £150 million Victoria Gate Development.

£84.5 million price tag for Manchester's House of Fraser buliding

A private investor has brought to market the iconic Grade II listed building let to House of Fraser in Manchester for a guide price of £84.5 million. launches second Christmas range

Online retailer BHS has launched its second Christmas range following the roll out of the first wave of products earlier this month.

Retail solutions news

How innovation and automation can help co-ops put members first

In a competitive trading environment where there are continuing pressures for all co-ops on margin, having a culture of ‘innovation’ and ‘automation’ is absolutely fundamental to future success and business growth.

Maginus Joins UKWA to lead technology advisory board for UK warehousing industry

Maginus, a leading provider of multichannel retail solutions, has joined the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) and been invited to develop and lead a Technology Advisory Board to help establish a best-practice guide for the industry.
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