All East & West Midlands articles – Page 5

  • Virgin Media

    Virgin Media steps up retail expansion with 50-store plan


    Technology and entertainment retailer Virgin Media has announced an aggressive roll-out of its store format in an attempt to significantly increase its high street presence and to capitalise on lower rents and landlord incentives.

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    Retailers to claim as Bullring scare ‘decimates’ trade


    Retailers angry at facing estimated losses of at least £2m after a suspected chemical leak closed Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre are tabling claims against the scheme’s landlord.

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    Birmingham Bullring closed after suspected chemical leak


    Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre was closed down for part of Thursday after several people fell ill following a suspected chemical leak.

  • Broadmarsh

    Nottingham: The waiting game


    With a strong stores line-up and a popular retail scene, Nottingham has plenty going for it. But problems with the redevelopment of one of its ageing centres is casting doubt over its future, as Ben Cooper discovers

  • News

    Harvey Nichols eyes Westfield Nottingham


    Harvey Nichols is understood to have entered into negotiations to take an anchor store in the redeveloped Broadmarsh centre in Nottingham.

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    Leicester: Time to mix it up


    Never one of the UK’s more glamorous retail destinations, Leicester is about to have its shopping offer transformed. Ben Cooper visits the city to find out what is so different about its scheme

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    Soft centred


    Shopping centre investment is dropping off as the market shows signs of strain, with falling yields and the prospect of a squeeze on consumer spending. Adrian Morrison investigates

  • News

    Gamble for Merry Hill


    Chelsfield has signed a deal with the Aspinall Packer Group to bring an Aspers casino to the Merry Hill complex in the West Midlands. Aspers Brierley Hill is proposed for a site between Merry Hill, the UCI cinema and the canal. It will include bars, restaurants and a performing ...

  • News

    Martin Illingworth quits Selfridges to work for Harrods


    Selfridges head of store design and development Martin Illingworth is leaving the department store group to join London rival Harrods.

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    Bullring joins craze for in-store TV marketing


    The Bullring in Birmingham has contracted consortium NEC to install a media network of 28 plasma screens. The shopping centre is the latest in a string of retailers to move from paper-based promotional media to video screens.

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    Massimo Dutti enters Birmingham Bullring


    Zara’s sister fascia Massimo Dutti has taken a 5,835 sq ft (540 sq m) unit at the Street Seven fashion level of Birmingham’s Bullring centre, which opens in September. The outlet is Massimo Dutti’s sixth UK store.